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Peacock confirms free ad-supported option

Peacock confirms free ad-supported option

Comcast’s NBCUniversal has confirmed details for its Peacock streaming service  – due to launch in the US with early bird access on April 15th. As forecast it will offer various…

Netflix first look deal with Big Bang Theory creator

Netflix and Bill Prady have agreed a first look deal for scripted series programming. Prady has penned scripts for a number of iconic television series including The Muppets, Married… With…

France ups local content investment for streamers

The French Culture ministry wants streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon, to invest at least 25 per cent of revenues generated locally into the creation of French content. It…

Report: $240bn mobile ad spend in 2020

App Annie, the mobile data and analytics company helping brands and publishers win on mobile, has released The State of Mobile 2020 report. This annual appraisal provides insight into mobile’s…

Data: Disney+ app 41m downloads

Data: Disney+ app 41m downloads

Two months after Disney’s launch of its Disney+ SVoD service, Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data confirms that the service’s mobile app has now been downloaded nearly 41 million times across…

Netflix accused of tax avoidance

Netflix is facing accusations of funnelling as much as £330 million (€385m) in profits made from operations outside the US into offshore tax havens, while receiving relief for making shows…

European countries climb Netflix Speed Index

Several European countries experienced sizable gains across multiple services on December’s Netflix ISP Speed Index, a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime time Netflix…

Report: SVoD drives record US digital spend

Consumer spending on home entertainment rose 8.4 per cent to a record $25.2 billion (€22.6bn) in 2019, spurred by the at-home sector’s biggest growth engine, digital, according to DEG: The…

Forecast: African SVoD revenues to grow sixfold

African SVoD revenues will reach $1.05 billion (€0.94bn) by 2025; six times the 2019 total of $183 million. Digital TV Research forecasts 9.72 million SVoD subscriptions by 2025, up from…

Analyst: DTC the new trajectory for OTT in 2020

Analyst: DTC the new trajectory for OTT in 2020

ABI Research believes that 2020 will represent a profound step toward a future where more OTT content goes Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) and VoD reaches 900 million subscriptions worldwide. Analysts at the…

Survey: SVoD fatigue among US consumers

Survey: SVoD fatigue among US consumers

The majority of Americans (59 per cent) are not willing to pay more than $20 a month for streaming TV services, according to a survey of more than 2,600 US…

Study: 13-24s’ TV password-sharing tendency

Study: 13-24s’ TV password-sharing tendency

Findings from Hub Entertainment Research’s Video Redefined study track the most popular video genres and formats among consumers today—including non-traditional forms of video entertainment. The study also measures the methods…

Amazon Fire TV surpasses 40m+ users; expands features

Amazon has revealed that its Fire TV service now has over 40 million active users globally, with customers having access to tens of thousands of channels, apps, Alexa skills and…

Study: US watching record full-length TV content

Horowitz’s State of Viewing and Streaming 2019 study found that US consumers today are watching more full-length TV content than ever before—an average of 6.2 hours a day—much of that…

Analyst: 2020 – The year of AVoD

Analyst: 2020 – The year of AVoD

Ampere Analysis predicts that 2020 will be the year of Advertising supported Video on Demand (AVoD) as free ad models start to build scale and roll-out internationally. The firm admits…

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