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Research: 83% US homes have ‘Big 3’ SVoD

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that 83 per cent of all US households have a subscription video on-Demand (SVoD) service from Netflix, Prime Video and/or Hulu – compared to 83 per cent in 2022, 78 per cent in 2020, 69 per cent in 2018, and 52 per cent in 2015. Twelve additional streaming video […]

August 10, 2023

France Channel joins Prime Video Channels in the US

France Channel, the French SVoD platform dedicated to the promotion of French films and TV works in the US, has joined pay-offering Prime Video Channels. As a result, the service created in 2021 and run by Julien Verley, is planning to launch a new multi-million fundraising campaign within the next six to twelve months to […]

July 14, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

OUTtv on Prime Video US

OUTtv, the LGBTQ+ television and streaming service, is launching a channel on Prime Video in the US. The channel is an extension of OUTtv’s partnership with Prime Video in Canada and Australia, where OUTtv has been available as a channel since 2021. The is available immediately to Amazon Prime subscribers for $3.99 a month, with […]

May 10, 2023

Survey: SVoD valued by Prime, Walmart+ members

While free shipping of online purchases remains the most valuable feature of retail membership bundles (RMBs) Amazon Prime and Walmart+, subscription streaming video services play an important role in how members perceive the bundle’s value, according to The Role of Video in Retail Membership Bundles report from home-video insights firm, Aluma. Prime Video is the […]

May 4, 2023

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