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WFTV mames women taking part in 2023 4 Nations Mentoring Scheme

Women in Film and TV (UK) has announced the 41 women across the UK who are taking part in its 2023 Four Nations Mentoring Scheme. This year’s mentors include BBC’s Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore, STV Drama’s Creative Director Sarah Brown, Film Producer Iain Canning, Executive Producer and Head of Drama at Working Title TV Surian Fletcher-Jones, Founder of British […]

January 26, 2023

FirstLook TV wins Netflix commission for more My Lover My Kille

Following the success of the first season of FirstLook TV’s My Lover My Killer, which sat for weeks in Netflix’s top ten trending shows, the UK true crime indie has been commissioned to produce a second season of its true crime docuseries. The returning series investigates a range of different stories about those who paid […]

January 26, 2023

Forecast: Global SVoD revenues over $321bn in 2030

MIDiA Research, a market research and insight firm, has released its latest report, MIDiA Research video subscription forecasts 2023-2030. The report predicts that the global SVoD market will reach $321.9 billion (€296.3bn) in 2030, with growth driven primarily by an influx of Asia-Pacific subscribers. According to the report, the global SVoD market was valued at […]

January 25, 2023

Report: European AV players growing faster than market

The European Audiovisual Observatory, part of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, has published its annual report on key AV players in Europe. The report, Top players in the European audiovisual industry – ownership and concentration, aims to shed light on the structure of the AV industry in Europe in terms of revenues as well […]

January 25, 2023

Ginny & Georgia at Netflix #1 for a third week

Season 2 of Ginny & Georgia topped Netflix’s English TV List for the third week in a row with 87.4 million hours viewed in the week commencing January 16th. The mother-daughter drama series has amassed 430.59 million total hours viewed with more than 47 million households who have viewed the series (430.59 million hours viewed […]

January 25, 2023

Netflix: Subs up, Hastings steps down

Reed Hastings has become Executive Chairman of Netflix, with Greg Peters stepping up from COO to become Ted Sarandos’s co-CEO, and a member of the Netflix board. The news came as the streaming giant revealed Q4 2022 numbers that exceeded its forecast. “I want to thank Reed for his visionary leadership, mentorship and friendship over […]

January 20, 2023By Colin Mann

Research: Netflix US ad tier drives sign-ups

Netflix recorded its highest daily subscription sign-up rate in the US since the start of the pandemic in April 2020 with the launch of its ad-supported plan on November 3rd, according to a report by Ampere Analysis. Specifically, the release of the ad tier led to a 58 per cent increase in the streamer’s average […]

January 20, 2023By Colin Mann

Report: US streaming returns to growth

Kantar’s Entertainment on Demand study reports that from September to December 2022, the number of US households with video streaming rose 2.5 million, reaching a total of 115.6 million households. Household penetration of video streaming is now 89 per cent. SVoD contracted for the second consecutive quarter, but like in Q3, categorical declines are driven […]

January 19, 2023

Report: 23% jump in online traffic in 2023

Sandvine’s 2023 Global Internet Phenomena Report shows that global internet traffic volume increased 23 per cent, due in large part to surging streaming video usage and continued growth in traffic across app categories, including gaming, cloud, VPNs, marketplaces and conferencing. In its examination of actual usage data from more than 177 service providers worldwide, Sandvine […]

January 19, 2023

Spain: Majority would cancel SVoD if no shared accounts

Netflix’s plan to limit or end password sharing could backfire in Spain, as 58.7 per cent of customers says they would be willing to cancel their subscription, according to a report from the consultancy firm Barlovento Comunicacion. In Spain, the use of shared accounts is very popular – above all for Netflix, the streaming platform […]

January 19, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid