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Research: Pandemic boosts US youngsters’ online viewing

Research: Pandemic boosts US youngsters’ online viewing

Young consumers are watching nearly as much online video content as TV shows and movies, according to Hub Entertainment Research’s annual Video Redefined study, which tracks Americans’ online video habits,…

Roald & Beatrix draws record Xmas audience for Sky

Roald & Beatrix draws record Xmas audience for Sky

Sky original, Roald & Beatrix: The Tail Of The Curious Mouse, launched on Sky One with a 7 day cumulative audience of 3.12 million, making it the biggest rating show…

Forecast: Smartphone replacement cycle to shorten

Forecast: Smartphone replacement cycle to shorten

According to research from Strategy Analytics, the average smartphone replacement cycle in Western Europe will shorten from 40 months in 2020 to 33 months by 2025. Improving economic conditions after…

Data: Half of France has Netflix

Data: Half of France has Netflix

As of November 2020, Netflix was present in close to 50 per cent of homes in France. According to the CNC’s monthly VoD round-up,…

Italy: RaiPlay views up 80%

Italy: RaiPlay views up 80%

RaiPlay reached a 1.24 billion total views in 2020, for an average of over 100 million videos viewed monthly, with a growth of over 80 per cent compared to 2019.…

Analyst: “Bundling is next step in streaming evolution”

Analyst: “Bundling is next step in streaming evolution”

Bundling will characterise global TV throughout 2021 as the streaming TV boom forces a re-engineering of the TV value chain and the strategies for reaching the end viewer, according to…

Roku passes 50m subs

Roku passes 50m subs

Roku has revealed preliminary estimated data for the fourth quarter ending December 31st 2020, of 51.2 million active accounts — up by approximately 14 million accounts in 2020. The company…

Research: 5m UK homes paying too much for broadband

Research: 5m UK homes paying too much for broadband

Five million UK households who are out of contract with their broadband supplier have been put off switching as they don’t have confidence in the process, which has seen them…

Data: 487k UK homes watched Disney+ Soul at Xmas

Data: 487k UK homes watched Disney+ Soul at Xmas

Viewing figures from TV data and analytics company Samba TV showcases how many UK households watched Soul on Disney+ and Doctor Who on BBC One over the festive period. Reflecting…

Data: UK video sector grows by 26%

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…

Portuguese TV adds 349,000 new daily viewers

Portuguese TV adds 349,000 new daily viewers

The number of daily TV viewers in Portugal increased by 349,000 in 2020, taking the total number of viewers to 2.3 million. According to daily Diário de Notícias, of the…

Forecast: Operators ‘weaponise’ customer service

With a rocky road ahead for their core offerings, triple play operators are having to weaponise customer care in order to keep a hold on their revenues, according to research…

Survey: 32% UK media & gaming providers can’t guarantee ‘always on’

Survey: 32% UK media & gaming providers can’t guarantee ‘always on’

Despite a ferocious consumer appetite for on-demand experiences – live sport streaming, bet-in play options, online gaming – a third (32 per cent) of UK businesses in the media and…

Report: Space economy valued at $385bn in 2020

Euroconsult estimates that the consolidated space economy, including both government space investments, as well as commercial space, totalled $385 billion (€313bn) in 2020, a record amount. Commercial revenues of $315…

Data: The Mandalorian most pirated show of 2020

Data: The Mandalorian most pirated show of 2020

Disney+’s The Mandalorian has earned the dubious honour of being the most-pirated TV show in 2020, acccording to data from TorrentFreak.The Star Wars spin-off series decrowned Game of Thrones which…

Forecast: 2bn OTT subscriptions in 2025

Forecast: 2bn OTT subscriptions in 2025

A report from Juniper Research has found that there will be nearly 2 billion active global subscriptions to on-demand video services in 2025; a 65 per cent increase over the…