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Analyst: Will Quibi find its role in the SVoD market?

The streaming video landscape continues to fragment in 2020, as a growing number of streaming services join the fight for subscribers and users within an already competitive space. As a result, the global number of SVoD subscriptions is estimated to exceed 1 billion by mid-2020, notes David Sidebottom, Principal Analyst at Futuresource Consulting. Other streaming […]

April 28, 2020

Quibi claims 1.7m downloads

Mobile-first short-form SVoD service Quibi registered 1.7 million downloads in the week following its April 6th launch, according to CEO Meg Whitman. Speaking to CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Whitman said the first week downloads surpassed expectations, while sign-ups are still within a 90-day free trial period, and that 80 per cent of people who […]

April 14, 2020By Colin Mann

Quibi quibbles

Is it okay to write about anything except Covid-19 just now? I think so; the only useful thing to say is good luck to us all. Actually, it is a little bit relevant to Quibi. Many have commented that they are unlucky to go live while we’re in lockdown and entertainment on the move isn’t […]

April 9, 2020

Quibi exclusive for T-Mobile customers

Quibi, the new mobile-first video service, featuring short-form original content, is to be made available on US carrier T-Mobile’s network, with the exclusive partnership giving its customers an entirely new entertainment source, at no extra cost. According to the telco, people are streaming more video more than ever before, and over 85 per cent of […]

April 3, 2020By Colin Mann

Report: Theatrical, home ent market tops $100bn

The global entertainment market in 2019 topped $100 billion (€88.81bn) for the first time ever, reaching $101 billion, according to a new report from the Motion Picture Association. The 2019 international box office also surpassed $30 billion for the first time. Meanwhile, global home/mobile entertainment continued its explosive growth, reaching $58.8 billion. “The film, television, […]

March 12, 2020

Quibi goes live on April 6

Quibi, the mobile platform for short-form content, will go live in the US on April 6th. The service will launch with 50 titles at a cost of $4.99 (€4.36) per month with ads, or $7.99 per month without. There will also be a 90 day free trial for those who register prior to launch, Quibi, […]

March 9, 2020

OTT and mobile TV grows in Italy

Online TV usage in 2019 grew by 4.4 per cent year-on-year, to 34.5 per cent of users of Italy. Mobile TV also saw growth (+2.3 per cent to 28.2 per cent), according to the annual Censis report on Italy’s communications sector. Meanwhile, both traditional TV (DTT) and satellite TV continued to lose viewers. The first […]

February 28, 2020From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Spain: MobilFree launches pay-TV

Spanish MVNO MobilFree has launched its first convergent package with broadband, mobile and pay-TV from €39.99 a month. The offer, available over Masmóvil-Yoigo and Orange networks, is available in two packages: Pack One at €39.99 a month includes 100 Mbps fibre optic connection, fixed telephony, one mobile line and TV channels such as TNT, AXN, […]

February 25, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Vodafone TV for mobile-only viewers

From March, Vodafone will offer its TV service to mobile phone users in Spain with no fixed broadband lines, with packages priced between €5 and €20. Mobile phone subscribers will be able to enjoy the service -also on their tablets and smart TVs- simply by sending an email to activate the subscription. The available packages […]

February 4, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Research: TVs still dominate US video consumption

Findings from market research and consulting company Parks Associates indicate that TV sets still dominate home entertainment, accounting for over one-half of all video consumed by US broadband households each week. The firm’s report – 360 View: Digital Media and Connected Consumers – reveals consumers report spending on average nearly 20 hours per week watching […]

January 27, 2020