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Bull riding docuseries on Prime Video

Prime Video has announced The Ride, an eight-episode docuseries produced by Kinetic Content surrounding the world of PBR (Professional Bull Riders), which will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the fast-growing sport, and take them into the daily lives of some of its biggest stars. The Ride will premiere later this year on Prime Video in […]

January 27, 2023By Nik Roseveare

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

Prime Video, DAZN global distribution partnership

Amazon and DAZN have agreed a global distribution partnership that will see DAZN’s direct-to-consumer sports streaming service available as a new Prime Video Channel. Prime Video and DAZN have a common goal to bring the best sports content to customers all over the world. This partnership will give Prime Video customers access to DAZN’s rich […]

January 20, 2023

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

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

Study: Heartstopper best SVoD release of 2022

A Uswitch study has revealed the most popular streaming releases of 2022, and Netflix dominates the rankings, with Heartstopper, The Last Kingdom and Cheer ranking top. The study by analysed audience reviews, critic ratings, and online popularity for Netflix, Disney+ and Prime Video 2022 original titles, to reveal the UK’s most popular streaming releases from […]

January 19, 2023

Mind Games – The Experiment debuts on Prime Video

Beyond Productions, a Banijay company, has announced that its new feature documentary, Mind Games – The Experiment, has dropped globally on Prime Video. Narrated by Stephen Fry, Mind Games – The Experiment captures an international, ground-breaking study that follows sedentary and physically inactive gamers from across the globe to see if exercise can take their […]

January 19, 2023

Forecast: US sports OTT revenues to double by 2027

According to Parks Associates’ research, annual sports OTT subscription revenue in the US was $13.1 billion (€12.2bn) in 2022 and will almost double to approximately $22.6 billion in 2027, a 73 per cent increase over the next five years. The new industry report, OTT & Sports: Services and Strategies for Growth, examines key trends in […]

January 12, 2023By Colin Mann

Research: UK families value SVoD age ratings

A study from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) into attitudes and understanding of age ratings and content advice among UK-based parents and caregivers of 4-to 15-year-olds, as well as young people aged 12-19, reveals that nine in ten (90 per cent) parents/caregivers of 4-to 15-year-olds and eight in ten teenagers aged 16-19 consider […]

January 12, 2023By Colin Mann