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Analysis: Disney+ signals new pay-TV paradigm

Analysis: Disney+ signals new pay-TV paradigm

Disney+’s rollout has been one of the most discussed and debated content service launches ever. Research and consulting firm Futuresource Consulting is bullish about its prospects in most key markets,…

Research: OTT penetration hits 38%

Research from cloud-based video production, editing and distribution platform Grabyo has found the global market penetration of OTT services has hit 38 per cent, with growth accelerating across all consumer…

Streaming guide Minnow goes live

Streaming guide Minnow goes live

Minnow, a next generation streaming video guide, has launched in the US combining all of the popular premium VoD services including Netflix, Apple TV+, Disney+, Hulu and Amazon Prime into…

Planet V addressable ad platform from ITV

UK commercial PSB ITV has unveiled its new addressable advertising platform – Planet V. The fully programmatic, premium advanced advertising platform will launch at the beginning of 2020. Planet V…

EIB provides funding of up to €20m to Bitmovin

EIB provides funding of up to €20m to Bitmovin

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing financing of up to €20 million to Bitmovin, a developer of video streaming technology. The company powers leading video streaming services – its…

Analyst: Disney+ to reach 101m subs

Analyst: Disney+ to reach 101m subs

Five global platforms will have 529 million SVoD subscribers by 2025, according to the SVoD Platform Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. The SVoD sector received a boost…

BBC, Sky content and technology partnership

Sky and the BBC have agreed a new partnership that will see the two broadcasters collaborate across content and technology. As part of the wide-ranging partnership, the BBC iPlayer app…

Amagi hits 250 channel milestone

Amagi, a global player in cloud-based technology for TV and OTT broadcasters, has announced that it now supports 250+ channels for its global customers, all using next-generation cloud solutions. Amagi…

BritBox launches with C4, BT & EE

BritBox launches with C4, BT & EE

BritBox, the SVoD service created by UK PSBs the BBC and ITV, has opened for business, bringing what it describes as the greatest collection of British boxsets with the finest…

Research: Online sources preferred for favourite shows

Research: Online sources preferred for favourite shows

TV consumers who have discovered a new favourite show in the past year are almost twice as likely to watch it online than from a pay-TV set-top box, according to…

Townsend chooses Bitmax to distribute doc

Bitmax, the digital media management and licensing company, has been chosen by legendary independent director and actor Robert Townsend to perform a range of services for his latest movie Making…

Analysis: Original content vital for SVoD differentiation

Analysis: Original content vital for SVoD differentiation

Analyst firm TDG has been actively reporting on the original content arms race amongst Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video (the ‘Big-3’) for several years, and its research has highlighted…

Wurl enters European market

Wurl, a provider of streaming video distribution and advertising services for connected TV, has expanded into the European market through an agreement to deliver programming and advertising to Samsung’s TV…

Report: ‘Streaming the new normal’

Report: ‘Streaming the new normal’

The latest quarterly State of Streaming report from global streaming media intelligence specialist Conviva reveals that time spent streaming continues to climb – up 53 per cent year over year…

BritBox: ‘C4 still in constructive discussions’

BritBox: ‘C4 still in constructive discussions’

With the launch of BritBox, the SVoD service created by UK PSBs the BBC and ITV likely to be within the coming few weeks, Alex Mahon, the CEO of fellow…

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