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Netherlands: Dizi on Amazon Prime Video Channels

SPI’s premium drama hub Dizi has continued its Western European expansion with Amazon Prime Video Channels. Building on its launch in Spain, Dizi’s curated selection of acclaimed Turkish series is now available on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the Netherlands as add-on paid monthly subscription package. The package currently features an SVoD proposition that allows […]

April 5, 2022

Forecast: African OTT to generate $2bn in 2027

African OTT movie and TV episode revenues will reach $2 billion (€1.75bn) by 2027 – triple from $623 million in 2021, according to the Africa OTT TV and Video Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. South Africa and Nigeria will together account for 56 per cent of the total by 2027, leaving $896 […]

February 11, 2022

Amazon Prime to hike US prices

Amazon has reported Q4 revenues up 9 per cent to $137.4 billion (€119.7bn), and has also revealed that it is increasing its Amazon Prime subscription price in the US. An Amazon Prime subscription will rise to $14.99 (from $12.99) for a monthly membership, and to $139 from $119 for an annual membership. US subscribers will […]

February 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

Prediction: International expansion key for OTT

OTT services will aim to grow their subscriber bases in 2022 by focusing on markets beyond North America and Western Europe and diversifying their content offering, according to industry experts at Ampere Analysis. After the pandemic disrupted filming schedules and with the fierce competition between the SVoD platforms, a large quantity of new high-quality Scripted […]

January 17, 2022

Study: US family SVoD adoption emotionally-triggered

Findings from consumer intelligence firm The Family Room’s inaugural study, The Emotional Triggers of Family SVOD Adoption, identify the key emotional triggers for SVoD usage by the world’s largest SVoD subscriber base: families. According to the company, studies to date have explored the budgetary or content-related aspects of SVoD adoption, but this is the first […]

October 27, 2021

yallo launches own TV offer

The yallo product family continues to grow and Christoph Richartz, Chief YOL Officer at Sunrise UPC, has announcde: “We are impressing more and more customers with innovative and powerful products and want to continue growing. Following the addition of fiber optics to our mobile portfolio offer, we are now taking another step towards becoming a […]

October 19, 2021

Research: US SVoD subs remain steady

Findings from Leichtman Research Group’s study, Emerging Video Services 2021, indicate that 78 per cent of all US households have a subscription video on-Demand (SVoD) service from Netflix, Amazon Prime, and/or Hulu – compared to 78 per cent in 2020, 74 per cent in 2019, and 59 per cent in 2016. Among those that have […]

September 2, 2021

Data: Connectivity threat to streaming revenue

Modelling data from digital connectivity consultancy FarrPoint has found that poor broadband connection in the UK will deny some £546 million (€641m) in revenue for streaming providers over the next 15 years. With the minimum requirement to stream video according to Ofcom being at least 10 Mbps, and ONS data estimating that there are currently […]

August 4, 2021

Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon A Time on Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video has announced the exclusive global launch (outside of Japan) of the Japanese anime blockbuster Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon A Time on August 13th. The movie is the fourth and final chapter of the new theatrical edition of Evangelion. The anime film – which is the highest-grossing in all movies by chief director Hideaki […]

July 1, 2021By Nik Roseveare

iPlayer now on ScreenHits TV

UK customers of VoD aggregator platform ScreenHits TV can now integrate BBC iPlayer on-demand content and live channels into their personalised TV discovery experience On-demand programmes and live channels from the BBC will appear in the ScreenHits TV interface, and selecting one of the BBC’s programmes will take viewers through to watch on BBC iPlayer. […]

June 28, 2021