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Research: US lockdown easing hits SVoD numbers

The surge in users of SVoD services during the stay-at-home period was not always sustained once people were allowed to move around more freely, according to new research from analyst firm Strategy Analytics. The report, Covid-19’s Impact on SVoD, surveyed a

June 26, 2020

Research: Pandemic drives spike in US OTT engagement

The OTT landscape in 2020 is rapidly changing as a result of the growth of OTT services, content and devices, as well as the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on consumer behaviour, according to the 2020 State of OTT report from cross-platform measurement specialist Comscore. Using data from Comscore OTT Intelligence, the report offers insights […]

June 26, 2020

Forecast: Global TV advertising to decline 17.6% in 2020

The global mid-year forecast from media investment company GroupM shows declines in consumer and advertising spend across the board. Covid-19 sharply transformed the global advertising economy from a 6.2 per cent growth rate in 2019 to a decline of 11.9 per cent, excluding the effects of increased US political advertising. This decline returns the industry […]

June 24, 2020

Research: Disney+ UK’s 3rd-largest SVoD

Just weeks after its launch in the UK, Disney+ emerged in April as the country’s third-largest SVoD player, with 4.3 million subscribers. Disney’s SVoD service, which started operating in the UK on March 24th, already carved out a 16.8 per cent share of subscribers by the end of April, according to survey data from

June 11, 2020

Survey: US SVoD surge may continue post-pandemic

Covid-19 has brought on many changes in the way people consume media, with more than half of Americans (56 per cent) saying they are using paid streaming services at a higher rate today than before the pandemic. As shelter-in-place mandates begin to lift, findings from

June 11, 2020

TDG: 23% US vMVPD subs also use legacy pay-TV

Research from TDG, a division of Screen Engine/ASI, has found that nearly one-quarter of US virtual pay-TV households also subscribe to a traditional cable, satellite, or telco pay-TV service. Dual-service use peaked at 37 per cent of vMVPD subscribers in 2018, a time when Sling TV dominated the landscape, leaving many users without live programming […]

June 11, 2020

Report: Streaming leads US customer satisfaction

Americans staying home are happier with their Internet and subscription TV service, according to the ACSI Telecommunications Report 2019-2020 from The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Video streaming maintains its status leading customer satisfaction Covid-19 has dramatically changed the way Americans work and how they spend their leisure time. With stay-at-home and work-from-home becoming a […]

June 9, 2020

Research: 76% US homes OTT subs

Findings from analyst firm Parks Associates indicate that 76 per cent of US broadband households subscribed to an OTT video service in Q1 2020, while the churn rate for streaming services was 41 per cent. Sixty-two per cent of US broadband

June 8, 2020

Research: 1 in 7 OTT homes ‘borrowing’ accounts

Research from Ampere Analysis has revealed that one in seven online video households worldwide are ‘borrowing’ an account. Ampere defines an account borrower as anyone who says they are using a login for a subscription online video platform from someone outside of their household to access a service. Borrowed services might include mainstream TV and

June 5, 2020

Ex Scripps, Hulu exec Nardi named fuboTV CFO

FaceBank Group has named Simone Nardi as chief financial officer. Nardi is based in New York City and reports directly to CEO David Gandler. As CFO, Nardi leads all financial operations and strategy for fuboTV. He joins the live TV streaming platform as it prepares to uplist to a major stock exchange following its merger […]

June 4, 2020