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Research: SVoD preferred for new show viewing

According to research from analyst firm Aluma, if a show is available simultaneously on both a subscription video on-demand (SVoD) streaming service and a live TV channel – for example, on both NBC’s broadcast channel and Peacock – adult SVoD viewers are more than twice as likely to prefer a paid streaming service over a […]

February 8, 2023By Colin Mann

Research: UK parents unaware of kids’ online content habits

Research commissioned by UK multiplay operator Virgin Media O2 in support of Safer Internet Day reveals parents’ concerns about their children’s online safety and spending habits, including donating to online streamers, buying downloadable content and much more. The research shows that over half of parents (57 per cent) admit they are unaware that children can […]

February 7, 2023

Roku, DoorDash delivery partnership

Streaming platform and device specialist Roku and local commerce platform DoorDash have agreed a multi-year partnership designed to build a better TV experience and unlock new ways for US consumers to access restaurants and more. The partnership includes: Complimentary DashPass: New and existing Roku account holders with a linked streaming or smart home device can […]

February 7, 2023

Forecast: SVoD to add 143m subs in 2023

Despite the economic uncertainty, cost of living crisis and saturation of video services in some countries, 2023 is on track to be a positive year for SVoD services, according to figures from analyst firm Omdia. “Moving on from the impact of Covid, the introduction of the ad tiers and an abundance of new content has […]

February 1, 2023By Colin Mann

Data: UK home entertainment market at £4.4bn

Figures from the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) and the Official Charts Company (OCC) reveal a dominant UK Home Entertainment category in 2022 with a value of £4.43 billion (€5bn). The total value of the UK Screen Entertainment category for the year was £11 billion, including Home Entertainment, Cinema, and pay-TV, which demonstrates 12 […]

February 1, 2023By Colin Mann

World Cup boost for iPlayer

BBC iPlayer has seen its best year ever, breaking 7 billion streams for the first time ever. 2022 grew 9 per cent on 2021, and ended the year with both the best month and best quarter iPlayer has ever seen, with 700 million streams for December and 2 billion streams between October and December. The […]

January 31, 2023By Colin Mann

Data: UK VoD market shows signs of recovery

Insights and consulting company Kantar has released its latest Entertainment on Demand (EoD) data on the UK’s streaming market. Kantar’s EoD study in Great Britain uncovers the following behaviours within the VoD market between September and December 2022: Between Sept to Dec 2022, the number of VoD-enabled households that subscribed to at least one video […]

January 30, 2023

RTL Nederland, Talpa merger quashed

The Dutch competition authority ACM has informed RTL Group and Talpa Network that the authority will not approve the proposed merger of RTL Nederland and Talpa Network, initially announced on June 22nd, 2021. Since the initial announcement of the planned transaction, RTL Group and Talpa Network say they have fully cooperated with ACM during its […]

January 30, 2023By Colin Mann

Australia to introduce streaming quotas

The Australian government has revealed plans to introduce requirements for Australian screen content on streaming platforms to ensure continued access to local stories and content in the third quarter of 2023 and to commence no later than July 1st 2024. The proposal is contained in a National Cultural Policy document which notes that there is […]

January 30, 2023By Colin Mann

London police shut down pirate domains

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) at City of London Police and anti-piracy agency Web Capio have seized domains that illegally hosted copyrighted content by YouTube supergroup the Sidemen. The domains, somuchcontent.com and sidemencommunity.co.uk, were linked to a site that hosted videos by the Sidemen, including those only available to watch with a subscription. […]

January 30, 2023By Colin Mann