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Forecast: OTT revenues at $224bn by 2027

Global revenues from OTT movies and series will reach $224 billion (€212bn) in 2027; up from $135 billion on 2021, according to the Global OTT TV and Video Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. About $21 billion will be added in 2022 alone. SVoD revenues will climb by $48 billion between 2021 and […]

May 23, 2022

Research: Sports broadcasters’ investment budgets bounce back

A report, The impact of COVID-19 on sports broadcasting technology investments, from media processing and delivery technology specialist Appear, finds that in 2022, 73 per cent of sports broadcasters stated that they expect their investment budget to increase compared to 2021, while none expect their budgets to decrease. Following healthy levels of investment in 2019, […]

May 24, 2022

Research: Netflix usage holds up despite sub losses

Attest, a consumer research platform for global brands, has released the findings from its first Quarterly UK & US Media Consumption Tracker. It provides continuous insights into how consumers’ habits across television, audio, news and social media continue to evolve in both countries. US: TV & Streaming Trends  Despite Netflix reporting a loss in US […]

May 24, 2022

OneWeb, Gogo IFC partnership

OneWeb, the global space-based communications company, has agreed a long-term distribution partnership agreement with Gogo Business Aviation, whereby the inflight connectivity solutions provider will market and sell OneWeb’s high-speed, low latency inflight broadband services to business aviation users globally. The agreement, OneWeb’s first announced Distribution Partner for the business aviation market, was signed at the […]

May 24, 2022

Spain’s biggest telcos lose 340k pay-TV subs

Spain’s largest telcos, Telefónica, Vodafone and Orange, have lost 341,000 pay TV customers in a year, according to Q4 2021 data. Telefónica saw the biggest losses, shedding 218,000 pay-TV customers. In the first quarter of 2022, it has deepened its losses losing another 70,000 customers to stand at 3.64 million subscribers. Its pay-TV platform Movistar […]

May 23, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Analyst: Q1’22 best for streaming series renewals

Q1 2022 saw streamers display an increased commitment to returning series, with more TV shows for VoD platforms renewed for their second or later season than ever before, according to Ampere Analysis. The increase in the volume of streaming renewals is being driven by relative newcomers to the VoD landscape such as Disney+ and Discovery+, […]

May 23, 2022

La Liga piracy: 166 bars raided

Officers of Spain’s Policía Nacional (National Police) have raided 166 hospitality establishments in an operation targeting the illicit screening of football matches. The premises are accused of intellectual property crimes against markets and consumers. It is estimated that the economic damage caused to the rights owners by illegally-distributed content amounts to more than €1,000,000. The […]

May 23, 2022By Colin Mann

BT showcases 5G contribution broadcast

BT has demonstrated its broadcast capabilities, with its Media & Broadcast, BT Sport and EE operations combining to showcase the powerful benefits that 5G and cloud-based technologies bring to broadcasters. BT delivered the broadcast innovations on May 21st at the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Saracens v Northampton Saints, where it demonstrated the power of […]

May 23, 2022By Colin Mann

Viaplay scores Carabao Cup, Championship rights

Viaplay will be the exclusive streaming home of EFL Sky Bet Championship and Carabao Cup football in every Nordic and Baltic country, Poland and the Netherlands from the 2022/2023 season, as the result of a new long-term rights agreement. Every season, more than 180 live matches from England’s second tier will be shown on Viaplay, […]

May 23, 2022

Nielsen, TikTok marketing insights collaboration

Audience measurement specialist Nielsen has been selected to participate in TikTok’s Media Mix Modelling programme, which brings together leaders in media mix model marketing measurement to drive reporting consistency and quality for advertisers globally, allowing advertisers to gain more insights into the impact of marketing on the short-form video platform. Nielsen and TikTok have worked […]

May 23, 2022

OneWeb, Benya sign MoU

Benya Group, the digital solutions and ICT infrastructure provider in Egypt and the Middle East and Africa region, have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with OneWeb, the low Earth orbit satellite communications company. OneWeb NEOM JV, a joint venture formed by OneWeb and NEOM in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with […]

May 23, 2022

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