Advanced Television


Research: SVoD glut confuses US consumers

The latest wave of Hub Entertainment Research’s Battle Royale study shows that US consumers have more sources of entertainment than they can easily use and are eager for solutions that allow them to simplify. Complexity is as big of a limitation to new subscriptions as cost:  Many assume the main factor limiting new subscriptions is […]

May 24, 2023

Forecast: South Korean pay-TV revenue set for growth

Pay-TV service revenue in South Korea is set to grow, albeit marginally, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.2 per cent from $5.55 billion (€5.1bn) in 2022 to $5.6 billion in 2027, primarily supported by the increasing internet protocol television (IPTV) subscriptions, according to GlobalData, the data and analytics company. GlobalData’s South Korea […]

May 24, 2023

Queen Charlotte at Netflix #1 for a third week

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story kept hold of the Netflix #1 spot on the English TV List in the week commencing May 15th, pulling in an additional 82.39 million hours viewed and appearing in the Top 10 in 89 countries. Fans found their match with To All the Boys spinoff series XO, Kitty, which debuted […]

May 24, 2023

Report: Podcast payments double in Sweden

The Swedish market for paid podcasts is growing rapidly reports Mediavision in its latest analysis of the country’s audio market. In the first quarter of 2023, a record number of households paid for podcast content. Compared to the same period last year, households spend on paid podcasts has nearly doubled. In Sweden, an increasing number […]

May 24, 2023

Omdia: MENA online ad revenues to double

The online video advertising market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region will more than double to reach $2.3 billion (€2.1bn) in 2027 according to the latest research from analyst firm Omdia. “MENA is generating worldwide interest in the online advertising market thanks to the immense growth potential linked to the UAE and […]

May 23, 2023

Samsung TV Plus scores high viewability rates

Samsung Ads Europe, the advertising division of Samsung Electronics, and digital media measurement, data and analytics software platform DoubleVerify (DV) have noted what they say are “exceptional” results from DV’s new CTV viewability measurement solution on Samsung TV Plus. Samsung’s free, ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) and video-on-demand service achieved a 92 per cent viewability rate; […]

May 23, 2023

Starzplay: 70% increase in viewership during Ramadan

Ramadan entertainment continues to be in high demand in MENA and has driven growth in viewership during the Holy Month, according to a viewership analysis by Starzplay, an SVoD service in the region. The platform witnessed a significant increase in viewership across the GCC markets with nearly a 70 per cent increase in unique users […]

May 23, 2023

Report: UK slow to adopt ultrafast broadband

Ofcom data, analysed by BroadbandUK, has shown that despite the UK Government’s push to deliver Project Gigabit, uptake doesn’t match the increased availability of full-fibre, gigabit-capable broadband. The Connected Nations 2022 report by Ofcom, which uses data collected in May 2022, shows that there has been a shift away from Standard connections (<30 Mbit/s) to […]

May 22, 2023

Forecast: India multiplay revenue to grow at 4.9% CAGR

Multiplay service revenue in India is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9 per cent between 2022 and 2027 in line with the rising adoption of multiplay service bundles among households on the back of improving fixed network infrastructure in the country, according to GlobalData, the analytics company. GlobalData’s India […]

May 22, 2023

Data: Half UK homes accessing full-fibre broadband

More than 14 million UK households can now take advantage of faster, more reliable Internet connections as the rollout of full-fibre technology steams ahead. Comms regulator Ofcom’s Connected Nations Spring update shows that, as of January 2023, almost half of households (48 per cent) can access full-fibre broadband, which delivers Internet using fibre-optic cables. This […]

May 19, 2023By Colin Mann