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Data: Lockdown drives UK ent sales to £9bn

Locked-down Britain turned to digital music, video and games in record numbers in 2020, increasing entertainment revenues by 16.8 per cent to a record £9.05 billion (€10.05bn), according to preliminary data compiled by trade body the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA). It was the fastest growth rate since records began, driven above all by digital services, […]

January 8, 2021

Data: UK video sector grows by 26%

Figures from trade body the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) and based on data from the Official Charts Company, Futuresource Consulting and Kantar, show that the UK home entertainment sector grew by 26 per cent in 2020, bringing the total market value to £3.3 billion. In a year that saw UK consumers staying home […]

January 6, 2021

Analyst: Will SVoDs replace pay-TV?

In presenting an overview of the changing TV and media landscape, Tristan Veale, Market Analyst at Futuresource Consulting has questioned whether shifting content consumption habits will lead to an SVoD future at the expense of traditional pay-TV. “Consumers inform content creators of their preferences by voting with their money,” he notes . “Globally, pay-TV subscription […]

December 18, 2020By Colin Mann

Report: CPE & video demand impacting sustainability

What is described as the “staggering” disparity between the energy demands of emerging consumer devices and immersive video experiences has spotlighted the need for more environmentally sustainable choices across the video entertainment industry, according to a joint study from mobile and video technology research and development company InterDigital, and market research firm Futuresource. They suggest […]

December 3, 2020

Study: 15m UK homes have SVoD

UK retailer Currys PC World conducted a study into the evolution of television to investigate just how much the world of TV has changed and adapted over time. Here are a few of the key takeaways: Broadcast TV is on the decline, but the British public are embracing a multitude of new ways to watch […]

October 28, 2020

Survey: US users spend $20+a month on app subs

As the mobile app subscription business accelerates, mobile amrketing company Adjust has launched its new Subscription Tracking product to give marketers better visibility into subscription performance. This follows a broader shift toward subscription-based monetisation models, with Apptopia estimates showing that app-based subscriptions generated over $200 million in

October 19, 2020

Apple launches Apple One services bundle

Apple has announced Apple One, a new bundle providing all Apple’s subscription services in one plan, including Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple Fitness+, and iCloud. With a single subscription, customers in over 100 countries and regions can access all Apple services across their  devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, […]

September 16, 2020

Research: UK bought 21m connected devices during lockdown

One in five UK adults (21 per cent) – the equivalent of 10.3 million consumers – purchased at least one new digital device as a result of spending more time at home because of the Covid-19 pandemic according to Deloitte’s Digital Consumer Trends 2020 report. In total, up to 21.2 million digital devices were purchased […]

August 25, 2020

Analyst: 1.6 trillion hours spent on mobiles in H1

App Annie, a specialist in mobile data and analytics, has released its latest report which shows that consumers spent 1.6 trillion hours on their mobile devices in the first half of 2020. From gaming to streaming movies to social media to video conferencing, mobile has taken centre stage in consumers’ lives — ingraining new app […]

August 18, 2020

DirecTV joins Movies Anywhere  

Cloud-based digital movie ownership scheme Movies Anywhere has confirmed that DirecTV will be joining its digital retailer family, providing another way for users to bring their favourite digital movies together from across different digital retailer accounts and platforms, all in one place. Movies Anywhere is celebrating DirecTV’s launch with a limited-time promotion. Running through September […]

August 18, 2020