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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…

Italy adds 2.1m SVoD subs in 2020

Italy adds 2.1m SVoD subs in 2020

SVoD services added 2.1 million subscribers in Italy during 2020, taking the total to 10.7 million in October, according to a study by EY in collaboration with Discovery and Fastweb.…

Analyst: Africa to reach 51m pay-TV subs

Analyst: Africa to reach 51m pay-TV subs

Nearly 17 million pay TV subscribers will be added in Africa between 2020 and 2026 to take the total to 51 million, according to the Africa Pay TV Forecasts report…

BPI: Streaming now 80% of UK music consumption

BPI: Streaming now 80% of UK music consumption

Music consumption increased for a sixth year in 2020, with 155 million albums or their equivalent either streamed or purchased in 2020 – an 8.2 per cent rise on 2019,…

Research: US consumers buying larger TVs

Research: US consumers buying larger TVs

Over the last several years American TV screens have been inching up in size. Overall, installed TVs in the US are larger – 15 per cent are 60 inches or…

Data: Pandemic doubles UK broadband usage

Data: Pandemic doubles UK broadband usage

Data released by UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach shows that broadband usage more than doubled in 2020 with 50,000 Petabytes (PB) of data being consumed across the country, compared to…

Analysts: Sub-$200 5G smartphones in 2021

Analysts: Sub-$200 5G smartphones in 2021

The 5G smartphone market is now outperforming its predecessor generations on nearly every metric. Between the number of mobile devices, subscribers, and networks available at launch, 5G is the most…

Survey: 1.9m Brits illegally streamed Premier League in 2020

Survey: 1.9m Brits illegally streamed Premier League in 2020

Almost 1.9 million Brits admitted to illegally streaming Premier League football at some point in 2020, according to research from personal finance comparison site finder.com. The survey asked Brits…

Dad’s Army most-streamed Xmas BritBox show

Dad’s Army most-streamed Xmas BritBox show

After closely watching subscriber habits from Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day, BritBox, the SVoD service from the BBC and ITV, has revealed that the most-streamed content over the Christmas…

Research: 86% US homes net-connected

Research: 86% US homes net-connected

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that 86 per cent of US households get an Internet service at home, compared to 84 per cent in 2015 and 82 per cent…

Singapore: Falling IPTV subs to affect pay-TV revenue

Singapore: Falling IPTV subs to affect pay-TV revenue

The total pay-TV service revenues in Singapore will decline by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.4 per cent during 2020-2025 due to falling IPTV subscriptions, according to forecasts…

Eurosport: Live snooker audience up 37% YoY

Eurosport: Live snooker audience up 37% YoY

Eurosport has reported strong year-on-year audience growth for its snooker coverage across its linear and digital platforms in 2020. Average live TV audiences grew 37 per cent vs 2019, driven…

Forecast: S. Korea pay-TV market at $7.2bn in 2025

The Pay-TV services market in South Korea is expected to reach $7.2 billion (€5.8bn) in 2025, mainly driven by the subscription growth in IPTV service and growth in overall pay-TV…