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Research: Live streaming catching up VoD

US consumer research conducted by Bitmovin, a specialist in video streaming infrastructure, demonstrates how live streaming is continuing to rise in popularity – despite many consumers becoming increasingly frustrated by dropouts and buffering interfering with their viewing experience. On average, consumers watch just under 4 hours of live streamed content per week making it the […]

September 15, 2023

Netflix raises investment in French content

Netflix has signed its first direct deal with French creative and production organisations, TV regulator Arcom and producers have announced. After the deal Prime Video concluded in December 2022 with the same organisations, Netflix has now has agreed new financial terms with producers associations, Uspa, Spi, AnimFranve and Satev, with distributors representative Sedpa, and with […]

September 15, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Disney+ reveals Halloween line-up

Disney+ has announced its Halloween line-up of movies, TV shows and specials arriving this autumn. There are a whole host of brand-new series coming in celebration of Halloween, including Goosebumps, a thrilling new show inspired by R.L. Stine’s bestselling books, Appendage, starring Emily Hampshire, and season five of FX’s What We Do in the Shadows […]

September 15, 2023By Nik Roseveare

BBC iPlayer adds 90s boxsets

A number of the BBC’s celebrated shows from the 1990s have been added to iPlayer, and will be broadcast on BBC Four at 10pm on Wednesdays over the coming weeks. The selection includes Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio’s first ever TV show, 1994 medical drama Cardiac Arrest, written under a pseudonym at a time […]

September 15, 2023

Netflix confirms more One Piece

Netflix has confirmed that One Piece, its live-action manga adaptation, will be returning for a second season. The series is currently the #1 title globally on Netflix with 37.8 Million views amassed in less than two weeks since its release. The series reached the Top 10 in 93 countries, and debuted at #1 in 46. […]

September 15, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Research: UK video content spend resilient

Research from entertainment technologist TiVo for IBC 2023 reveals that almost half of all UK consumers have not reduced their video spending as a result of increases in the cost of living. On average, UK consumers subscribe to six paid video content sources, with an average monthly bill of £78.06 (€90.71). However, while having access […]

September 14, 2023

Sesame Street coming to Amazon Kids+

Recent seasons of iconic children’s series Sesame Street are set to debut on Amazon Kids+. Children in the UK will laugh and learn with eight of the latest seasons of Sesame Street, totalling 280 episodes, produced by nonprofit media and education organisation Sesame Workshop. From October 1st the all-in-one subscription service will be showing seasons […]

September 14, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Survey: SVoD gains on Live as TV default source

Live TV continues to be the most common default source for TV viewers, but its once commanding lead over SVoDs has shrunk drastically over the past five years, according to Hub Entertainment Research’s annual Decoding The Default survey. Smart TV apps have also made strong gains, and are now at parity with set-top boxes as […]

September 13, 2023

Report: UK TV sector revenues £3.9bn in 2022

The 2023 Pact Census reveals that UK TV sector revenues reached their highest ever levels in 2022, driven largely by the growth of international revenues and a significant increase in streaming commissions. Total sector revenues returned to growth levels seen before the pandemic, increasing by 21.3 per cent on 2021 to reach a record £3.94 […]

September 13, 2023

Report: Bilingual US Hispanics more likely to pay for SVoD

App Science, wholly owned by Sabio Holdings, a provider of Connected TV/OTT advertising platforms validated by performance, has released audience insights comparing bilingual and Spanish-only US Hispanic streaming audiences. The findings in the report provide analysis into how bilingual (English and Spanish) and Spanish-only speaking Hispanics may differ from each other. It highlights the unique […]

September 13, 2023