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Deloitte: ‘Ads on all streaming services’

Consultancy firm Deloitte predicts that by mid-2023, all major video subscription services will have launched an ad-funded tier alongside ad-free offerings in Europe. By the end of 2024, Deloitte predicts that half of these providers will also have launched a free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) service. Additionally, around two-thirds of consumers will use at least […]

December 2, 2022

Research: Hulu appeal lessens

Hulu users, including paid subscribers and unpaid users, are less likely to turn to the service for viewing network TV shows than they were in previous years, according to data from Kagan’s US online Consumer Insights surveys. Results show that the decline of users indicating they most enjoy prior seasons of network TV series on […]

December 2, 2022

LG Smart TVs offer free Apple TV+ trial

LG Smart TV owners in over eighty countries can gain access to three months of Apple TV+ for free. The promotion is available to new Apple TV+ subscribers and applies to all compatible 4K and 8K LG Smart TV models from 2018 to 2022 running webOS 4.0 to webOS 2022. To redeem this offer, users […]

December 2, 2022

Ofcom: ‘BBC must do more to serve lower income audiences’

The BBC needs to do more to reach and resonate with viewers and listeners on lower incomes, Ofcom has found in its annual report on the BBC’s performance. Ofcom’s report finds that people in lower socio-economic groups – who account for almost a quarter of the UK population – are less engaged and less satisfied […]

November 30, 2022By Colin Mann

Wednesday sets Netflix viewing record

Addams Family spin-off series, Wednesday, debuted in the #1 spot on Netflix with a record breaking 341.23 million hours viewed in the week starting November 21st. Over 50 million households having watched the series (341 million hours viewed divided by 6.8 hours) which now holds the record for the most hours viewed in a week […]

November 30, 2022By Nik Roseveare

France: Orange partners with Paramount+

Orange and Paramount+, the SVoD service from Paramount, have announced a partnership to distribute Paramount+ to Orange customers in France beginning on December 1st, to coincide with the launch of the service in the country. Through this partnership, Orange TV subscribers with a TV4 or UHD set-top box can subscribe to Paramount+ from their Orange […]

November 30, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Deltatre to deliver Dyn Media OTT service

Sports and entertainment technology provider Deltatre has been selected by streaming platform Dyn Media to build its new OTT service aimed at sports fans across Germany and the wider DACH region. The new OTT platform will play a pivotal role in Dyn Media’s mission in creating a new home for sports fans in Germany, with […]

November 29, 2022

Bros heading to Peacock

Peacock has announced that Universal Pictures Bros will be exclusively available in the streaming platform from December 2nd. Bros, written by and starring Billy Eichner, is a romantic comedy about two gay men maybe, possibly, probably, stumbling towards love. The movie currently holds an 88 per cent Fresh rating on review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes. Bros […]

November 29, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Analysis: Many SVoD Originals based on pre-existing IP

Commissions based on adaptations, franchises and other forms of pre-existing Intellectual Property (IP) accounted for 64 per cent of leading global SVoD platforms’ slate of new Scripted Originals in the US in the first half of 2022, according to Ampere Analysis’s How original are SVoD Originals report? Including Unscripted Originals, the share of IP-based commissions […]

November 28, 2022By Colin Mann

DAZN, Irdeto team to fight premium sports piracy

Recognising that the past few years have proved that the only way to tackle piracy in sports streaming broadcasting is for the industry to collaborate and form a unified approach to address the cyber threats, sports streaming platform DAZN and digital platform cybersecurity specialist Irdeto are joining forces to address the misuse of premium content […]

November 28, 2022By Colin Mann