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Survey: 83% don’t pay attention to streaming renewals

A survey of 1,005 US consumers commissioned by Forbes Advisor and conducted by market research company Prolific found the most popular type of digital subscriptions – and thus the ones perhaps least likely to get dropped – are streaming services, which 90 per cent of consumers subscribe to, followed by delivery apps (72 per cent) […]

January 20, 2023

Ofcom proposes new net neutrality guidance

UK comms regulator Ofcom is proposing to revise its guidance on how the ‘net neutrality’ rules should apply in the UK. This follows the announcement of its new programme of work to ensure that digital communications markets are working well for people and businesses in the UK. Ofcom is responsible for monitoring and ensuring compliance […]

October 21, 2022By Colin Mann

Research: SVoD subs weather cutbacks

From Netflix and Spotify to HelloFresh and Bumble, subscription services have become an indispensable part of many consumers’ lives, notes research firm NRG. In fact, 51 per cent of consumers say that subscriptions now make up a “significant” portion of their monthly spending, according to its report, The Subscription Economy Grows Up as Consumers Cut Back. […]

October 10, 2022

Research: UK prodco insolvencies jump 69%

UK film and TV production company insolvencies have jumped 69 per cent in the past year, from 67 to 113, according to research from audit, tax and advisory firm Mazars. Many of those insolvencies were of financially weaker production companies that missed out on last year’s UK film & TV industry boom as they couldn’t […]

August 30, 2022

Research: Brits press pause on smaller SVoDs

Research suggests that people in the UK are starting to cut back on the number of streaming services they use, sticking to the ‘Big 3’ of Netflix, Prime Video and Disney+. The personal finance comparison site,, repeated research from 2019, finding that the number of Brits who have streamed over the past year has […]

August 11, 2022

Italian VoD users reach 16.1m

The number of unique users of SVoD platforms in Italy reached 16.1 million in March 2022, a growth of 1.6 million on the same month in 2021, according to the Q1 report of Italy’s Communications Authority (AgCom). On average, Netflix recorded 9.2 million unique users (+5.5 per cent y/y), followed by Amazon Prime with 7 […]

August 4, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Research: 1.25m Brits have pirated EPL football

With the English Premier League season kicking off on August 5th, 1.25 million Brits (2.4 per cent) admit to having illegally streamed at least one Premier League game over the past 12 months, according to new research from personal finance comparison site This is close to the average viewership for Premier League games shown […]

August 4, 2022By Colin Mann

Omdia: Linear TV viewing down

Findings from research and advisory group Omdia indicate that nonlinear viewing continues to gain greater hegemony in the daily viewing habits of TV users across the US, Europe and Australia with online long form and social media video viewing growing beyond the previous year’s boom in viewing time. Omdia’s new Cross-Platform Television Viewing Time Report […]

August 1, 2022

Salto on Prime Video

French SvoD service Salto, the joint venture between TF1, M6 and France Télévisions, has concluded a strategic partnership with Prime Video in Europe, allowing all Amazon Prime customers to subscribe to Salto directly from Prime Video Channels as of early May 2022. For €6.99, new subscribers will have access to films, TV series, docuumentary and […]

April 14, 2022From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Benelux: Manna on Prime Video

ODMedia and NEEMA Media have announced that Manna, a faith-based themed subscription channel, is now available on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the Benelux. Amazon Prime members in the region can subscribe to the channel for €3,99 per month. Manna features 100 films and will continue to add new content including documentaries, series, movies, music […]

April 6, 2022