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Analyst: Smartphones to boost SVoD growth

Analyst: Smartphones to boost SVoD growth

The SVoD sector is growing rapidly, notes analyst firm Digital TV Research. There will be 1.161 billion SVoD subscriptions by 2025, up from 642 million at end-2019, according to its…

Forecast: Traditional media ad-spend to fall 22% in 2020

The depth and lasting impact of the global recession, along with the sharp economic downturn in the UK, signal a long and challenging road to recovery, reports eMarketer. This year…

Study examines IP crime finance

A project from international defence and security think tank the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) is to examine the structure and disruption of illicit finance…

Forecast: Market turbulence will lead to uptick for UK OTT

Forecast: Market turbulence will lead to uptick for UK OTT

2020 continues to be a volatile year for the UK video and TV entertainment industry, with accelerated adoption across all OTT sectors and a lockdown boom that has played to…

Virgin: ‘Leap in UK viewing under lockdown’

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media has revealed how Covid-19 has shifted the nation’s TV viewing habits. In the early stages of lockdown, Virgin Media saw a 10 per cent increase…

€5bn hit for French film and AV sectors

€5bn hit for French film and AV sectors

The French Film and audiovisual sectors (TV, radio, video) have suffered a €4.9 billion drop in activity during the Covid-19 crisis, which represents 20 per cent of their global 2020…

India TikTok ban will benefit other social platforms

The recent ban on Chinese social media platform TikTok in Indi has sent shockwaves across the country’s TikTok community. The platform, which leverages viral, user-generated content, has more than 120…

Research: April peak for US VoD transactions

Research from cross-platform evaluation specialist Comscore shows a continued year-over-year (YOY) increase in VoD transactions as millions of Americans seek entertainment during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, overall consumption for May…

Report: Video games industry struggles to recruit EU talent

Report: Video games industry struggles to recruit EU talent

The European Commission has published its EU Skills Agenda shining a light on a digital skills gap that is impacting EU recruitment in Europe’s €21.6 billion-strong video games industry. ISFE…

Research: “STBs can adapt to have a role in OTT market”

Research: “STBs can adapt to have a role in OTT market”

Parks Associates research shows the number of hours per week consumers spend watching online video has almost doubled from 3.6 hours per week in 2017 to nearly seven hours per…

Forecast: AVoD market to increase fast on global scale

Forecast: AVoD market to increase fast on global scale

The Covid-19 crisis highlighted a considerable increase in video consumption, reports market analyst company Dataxis. In the US, Comcast has seen a 50 per cent rise in VoD viewing over…

Finders are Keepers – the EUROMEDIA UI and Search debate

Finders are Keepers – the EUROMEDIA UI and Search debate

Viewers have dozens of choices of content providers and thousands of choices of pieces of content. No wonder the quality of the UI and the search and discovery deployed by…

UK regulator: ‘We must tackle tech giants’

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is calling on the government to introduce a new pro-competition regulatory regime to tackle Google and Facebook’s market power. The dynamic nature of…

Survey: Connectivity challenges during pandemic

Survey: Connectivity challenges during pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic created a surge in home network usage and issues, and disrupted customer contact-centre operations for broadband service providers around the globe, according to the findings of a…

Report: TVE an important anti-churn factor in Nordics

TV Everywhere (TVE), services that mirror pay-TV content online, has been a staple offering for some time now. The Nordic operators have been pushing consumer awareness of TVE as this…