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Disney+, ESPN+, Hulu $12.99 bundle

Disney+, ESPN+, Hulu $12.99 bundle

The Walt Disney Co has revealed plans to offer US consumers a streaming bundle of Disney+, ESPN+, and advertising-supported Hulu for $12.99 (€11.60) a month, beginning November 12th, setting out…

Analyst: Global pay-TV set for growth

The increasing adoption of video streaming platforms has created significant challenges to traditional pay-TV services. Yet, despite the challenges, the overall pay-TV market is expected to grow at a steady…

Forecast: Less than 80m US pay-TV homes by 2021

Forecast: Less than 80m US pay-TV homes by 2021

Cord-cutting in the US continues to accelerate, with the number of cord-cutting households jumping another 19.2 per cent this year. According to eMarketer’s latest pay-TV forecast, the number of households…

Report: US pay-TV executives remain optimistic

The US edition of the 2019 Pay-TV Innovation Forum from content protection and multiscreen television solutions provider NAGRA and international research and strategy consultancy MTM has unveiled the challenges, opportunities…

Report: Record Q1 digital ad revenues in US

US digital advertising revenues reached a landmark high of $28.4 billion (€25.3bn) in the first quarter of 2019. This is the industry’s strongest Q1 on record, according to the latest…

Analysis: 90% young adults watch smartphone content daily

Analysis: 90% young adults watch smartphone content daily

European and US internet audiences are increasingly watching online video on smartphones and Smart TVs, reports Ampere Analysis. Growth is strongest in Europe, with a…

Personalised ‘Instagramification’ documentary from BBC

Personalised ‘Instagramification’ documentary from BBC

Following the success of BBC Click’s personalised, interactive episode, the Corporation’s R&D team is continuing to explore object-based formats powered by its StoryKit tool. For its latest project, it commissioned…

Research: Sony captures a third of VR hardware revenues

Research: Sony captures a third of VR hardware revenues

Strategy Analytics latest data on the VR headset market shows a decline in annual hardware revenues for the first time. Data shows this revenue decline is confined to the low…

Fortnite Season 10 sees 40% spike in BT broadband traffic

Fortnite Season 10 sees 40% spike in BT broadband traffic

BT internet traffic saw an 40 per cent increase in traffic in the space of an hour when Fortnite Season 10 was released in the UK at 9am on August…

Survey: 2.4m more women’s football fans after World Cup

The UK’s fascination with this summer’s Women’s World Cup has helped create an extra 2.4 million fans of women’s football since the tournament began. MediaCom, in association with talkSPORT, who…

Research: US pay-TV service ARPU down 10%

Research: US pay-TV service ARPU down 10%

Research from Parks Associates finds the average standalone pay-TV service ARPU (average revenue per user) declined 10 per cent from 2016 to 2018, when consumer-reported monthly spending on pay-TV declined…

Research: Smart speakers boost digital listening to record high

Research: Smart speakers boost digital listening to record high

Digital listening share has increased to 56 per cent, up from 50.2 per cent in Q2 2018, boosted by the growing popularity of smart speakers and listening online and via…

Survey: Streaming reliablity and security still concern

Survey: Streaming reliablity and security still concern

UK and global consumers overwhelmingly agree that online digital technology has positively impacted their lives according to the State of Digital Lifestyles research report from Limelight Networks, a provider of…

Report: VR market feeling growing pains

Report: VR market feeling growing pains

ABI Research, a global tech market advisory firm, expects the virtual reality (VR) market to hit an inflection point within the next two years, driven by new incremental advances in…

GSMA: Growth threatened in airwaves battle

GSMA: Growth threatened in airwaves battle

An economic report by trade body the GSMA – which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide – reveals that releasing 5G mmWave capacity will create $565 billion of economic…