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Prime Video UK sub growth outpaces Netflix

Amazon Prime Video has overtaken Netflix to become the fastest-growing SVoD platform in the UK, according to figures from UK TV ratings body BARB. Prime Video saw…

FCC: US digital divide is closing

FCC: US digital divide is closing

The US Federal Communications Commission’s Office of Economics and Analytics (OEA) has released updated data which it suggests shows that the digital divide substantially narrowed during the first two years…

Research: 5G smartphone shipments to hit 199m in 2020

Research: 5G smartphone shipments to hit 199m in 2020

According to research from Strategy Analytics, global 5G smartphone shipments will reach 199 million units in 2020. Disruption caused by the coronavirus scare and global economic slowdown will put a…

Research: 5G to transform live entertainment

Research: 5G to transform live entertainment

Research from multiplay telco O2 has revealed the transformative impact 5G connectivity could have on the UK’s live entertainment industry. The mobile operator, which has a rich heritage in live…

BARB: UK SVoD homes pass 50%

BARB: UK SVoD homes pass 50%

Website trackers utilised by UK TV audience research body BARB have been updated with the latest Q4 2019 data. The SVoD homes tracker shows that: The proportion of UK homes…

Report: Smartphone penetration boosts OTT

The global OTT services market size is projected to reach $86.8 billion (€80.4bn) by 2026. The increasing internet penetration will open up a huge potential for the companies operating in…

US cord cutting clips 7% of pay subs in 2019

MoffettNathanson reports that pay-TV subscribers in the US fell by another 7 per cent (6 million) year-on-year in 2019, with Q4 alone seeing 1.5 million homes cut the cord. AT&T…

Report claims OTT ad fraud to cost $4bn in 2020

Marketers are expected to lose $4 billion (€3.7bn) in 2020 due to OTT ad fraud, a global economic study by CHEQ has revealed. The ‘military-grade cybersecurity company’ has released a…

Report: “Disney+ could reshape kids TV”

eMarketer estimates that just over half of those aged 11 and younger (52.4 per cent) will be digital video viewers this year, broadcast TV penetration is still much higher (close…

Taiwan: 28% use illegal streaming devices

A study of the online content viewing behaviour of Taiwanese consumers has revealed that 33 per cent of consumers have accessed streaming piracy websites or torrent sites to access premium…

Report: 5G to support 10% of mobile connections

Report: 5G to support 10% of mobile connections

According to the new Cisco Annual Internet Report, 5G will support more than 10 per cent of the world’s mobile connections by 2023. The average 5G speed will be 575…

Forecast: 5G IoT revenue to reach $8bn by 2025

A study from Juniper Research forecasts that total operator-billed revenue from 5G IoT connections will reach $8 billion (€7.4bn) by 2024; rising from $525 million in 2020. This is a…

Poll: Most Canadians support new wireless competition

Public opinion data from a research report by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) shows that a majority (60 per cent) of Canadians support new regulations to promote greater wireless…

CBS Reality #1 factual entertainment for UK women

CBS Reality #1 factual entertainment for UK women

CBS Reality closed another successful year by maintaining its position as the #1 factual entertainment channel in the UK amongst women 16+. The channel delivered 1.2 per cent of the…

Research: Streaming consumption up 80% in 3 years

Research: Streaming consumption up 80% in 3 years

Online viewing is gaining ground on traditional broadcast TV, according to research conducted by content delivery network specialist CenturyLink and Streaming Video Alliance. Over 80 per cent of consumers are…