Advanced Television


Italy: Mediaset leads online views

Mediaset strengthened its leadership in Italy during 2022 for videos viewed online, with over 7.5 billion requests, according to data from measurement body Auditel Digital. As a result, the Italian commercial broadcaster reached a market share of 50.3 per cent for video consumption. The sum of the number of videos viewed on the web platforms […]

January 20, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italy: 452,000 tivùsat smart cards activated in 2022

Italian free-to-air satellite platform, tivùsat, reported 452,000 new smart card activations in 2022. Of this figure, 312,000 (69 per cent) are users equipped with decoders, while 140,000 (31 per cent) opted for a Cam installed in a Smart TV. Five regions of Italy were responsible for more than 220,000 activated smart cards, namely Lazio (49,560), […]

January 16, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

DAZN drops $2.3bn; refunds for poor service

DAZN, the sports streaming service, reportedly made a loss of $2.33 billion (€2.17bn) in 2021 as it spent heavily on various European football rights, meaning it has lost $5 billion in the last three years. Operating losses were $1.36 billion up from $1.15 billion in the previous year. Meanwhile, in Italy, DAZN, under pressure from […]

January 11, 2023

“Steady” December in Netflix ISP Speed Index

December was relatively steady in the Netflix ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience. Some 213 ISPs moved up 0.2 Mbps from November’s results, 217 ISPs stayed the same, and two ISPs, Viettel and VNPT in Vietnam, saw a drop of 0.2 […]

January 10, 2023

Italy: 15.3m SVoD users

The number of unique users of SVoD platform users in Italy amounted to 15.3 million in September 2022, a drop of 287,000 users year-on-year, according to the Communications Authority (AgCom). Netflix had 8.9 million average unique users (+4.2 per cent), followed by Prime Video with 6.4 million (+11.5 per cent), Disney+ with 3.4 million (+41.7 […]

January 3, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italy: OTT and mobile TV see growth in 2022

Over half of the Italian population (52.8 per cent) watched TV over the internet in 2022, a growth of 10.9 per cent on the previous year, according to the annual report from the research institute Censis. The number of smart TVs reached 16.7 million, in comparison to 15.3 million a year earlier. Mobile TV is […]

December 21, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italy: DAZN ups device limit; adds content

From January 2nd, sports streaming platform DAZN will offer Italian subscribers the possibility of connecting more devices, as well as add new content. Instead of two simultaneously connected devices in the ‘Standard’ plan and six in ‘Plus’ package, the new limits will be four in the ‘Start’ plan, six with ‘Standard’ and seven with the […]

December 19, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italy extends content quotas to streamers

A new regulation approved by Italy’s Communications Authority (AgCom) will extend the investment obligations in European audio-visual content and independent productions to streaming platforms based abroad. According to the regulator, the regulation, which replaces the one adopted in 2019, was subject to public consultation and took into account the comments that emerged during the hearings […]

December 16, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Italy: ‘Instant blocking’ of illegal streams

Italy’s Communications Authority (AgCom) plans to intensify its crackdown on online piracy by introducing instant IP blocking. The regulator is aiming to modify resolution 680 dating back to 2013 that governs the blocking of illegal content. Currently, a precautionary order must be adopted by AgCom within three days of receipt of the complaint by the […]

December 15, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Pakistan drops in Netflix ISP Speed Index

Thirty-six Internet Service Providers gained 0.2 Mbps in November on the Netflix ISP Speed Index, a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers offer the best prime time Netflix streaming experience. A total of 377 ISPs stayed the same, 17 ISPs dropped 0.2 Mbps and three ISPs – Optix in Pakistan, Zajil Telecom in Kuwait […]

December 13, 2022