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Analysis: Potential Netflix/Roku synergies

Noting reports that Netflix may be mulling a bid for streaming platform operator Roku, Toby Holleran, Research Manager, Ampere Analysis, identifies one obvious barrier for Netflix in that it would need to raise the cash to fund such an acquisition, given that it already carries $15 billion (€14.4bn) of long-term debt, and total liabilities of […]

June 16, 2022By Colin Mann

Analysis: Netflix Euro content tops 30%

Netflix is now at or above 30 per cent European content in nearly all of its major European markets, according to research from Ampere Analysis. The notable exception is the UK and Ireland, where 27 per cent of titles are European. France is also slightly under, as are minor markets Belgium and Switzerland. With European […]

June 7, 2022

Analysis: Originals, Exclusives dominate Netflix US catalogue

In March 2022, the number of Original and Exclusive titles in Netflix’s US catalogue accounted for more than 50 per cent of all available content for the first time in the company’s history. According to Ampere Analysis’s Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) tracking data, there are now over 3,700 Original-branded (i.e., Original and Exclusive) movies […]

May 31, 2022

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

Analyst: Exclusives key for AVoD growth

Major AVoD platforms have joined the original content goldrush, with groups such as Roku, Tubi and IMDb TV (soon to be Freevee) collectively releasing over 100 brand new original titles in the last two years. A report from Ampere Analysis also finds that the US AVoD services with the highest investment in original content have […]

April 21, 2022

Analysis: Half US studios’ first-run shows VoD Originals

The five largest US content commissioners have increased the proportion of their original slates premiering online, according to research firm Ampere Analysis. In the US, Discovery, Disney, WarnerMedia and Comcast have all coalesced at between 40 per cent to 50 per cent of Original first-run TV Titles commissioned in 2021 going to SVoD. This change […]

April 12, 2022

Analyst: UK indies at risk from C4 privatisation

Critics from within the UK TV industry have described the UK government’s plans to proceed with the privatisation of Channel 4 as ill-informed, ideological rather than logical (fuelled by the current government’s dislike of Channel 4’s robustly independent news coverage), and as “a solution in search of a problem”, But if it does go ahead, […]

April 7, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: Cinema remains key for movie studios

Ampere Analysis modelling has found that, despite the diversity of models adopted by the major studio groups, US studios’ film release strategies were all similarly successful in 2021. A report by Ampere compares how the three main film release strategies used by studios in 2021 — Theatrical-only, Premium VoD, and Duplex (films available on SVoD […]

March 28, 2022

Forecast: Streamers 20% of sports rights spend in Europe in 2022

Streaming services will be responsible for one-fifth of all sports rights spend this year across Europe’s largest markets according to Ampere Analysis research, covering nearly 1,300 rights deals. In the big five European markets –UK, Italy, Germany, France, and Spain – Ampere expects OTT platforms to account for 20 per cent of all spend on […]

March 23, 2022

Data: Game streaming just 5% of Western market in 2021

Ampere Analysis data shows that the North America and Europe games content and cloud gaming PC subscription market was worth $3.7 billion (€3.3bn) in 2021, growing 57 per cent from $2.3 billion in 2020. The market, which combines games content subscription services that give access to a catalogue of games and services that offer access […]

March 18, 2022