Advanced Television


Redbox boosts content line-up

US AVoD service Redbox is expanding its line-up of content available through its streaming platform, which includes Free Live TV and Free On Demand. Redbox’s Free Live TV now has 100 linear channels, featuring a wide range of channel partners delivering movies, television, news, sports and lifestyle content programmed for the tastes of Redbox’s 40 […]

July 13, 2021

Nielsen launches PVoD movie measurement

Nielsen is launching its Theatrical Video On-Demand measurement service as a way to capture viewing to movie releases that are directly available to consumers to rent or purchase on demand through streaming/MVPD platforms. The evolution of theatrical distribution, especially during the pandemic, has introduced a new opportunity for both consumers and content owners by delivering […]

January 14, 2021

Data: UK video sector grows by 26%

Figures from trade body the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) and based on data from the Official Charts Company, Futuresource Consulting and Kantar, show that the UK home entertainment sector grew by 26 per cent in 2020, bringing the total market value to £3.3 billion. In a year that saw UK consumers staying home […]

January 6, 2021

Analysis: First 2 weeks drive top movie revenues

In 2019, the top-10 US movies earned 69.2 per cent of their total box office gross revenue in the first two weeks of release, according to the latest report – Movie Windows – Adapting for the Future – from consultancy firm Omdia. This compares to 63.1 per cent for the films ranked between 41 and […]

December 21, 2020

Report: Box office takes $32bn revenue hit

The global cinema industry is set to lose $32 billion (€26.4bn) in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic a 71.5 per cent reduction in box office revenue compared to 2019, according to Omdia’s latest Movie Windows: Adapting for the future report. Box office revenue has dipped below $13 billion for the first time […]

December 11, 2020

Cineplex, Universal new dynamic window deal

Canadian film exhibitor Cineplex and movie studio Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG) have agreed a new deal for theatrical exclusivity windows in the Canadian market. The pair say this new dynamic window agreement preserves the theatrical experience, while adapting to changing consumer behaviour, particularly as the world and the entertainment industry navigate the effects of […]

November 23, 2020By Colin Mann

Movie analytics solution gives PVoD insights

Entertainment analytics specialist Whip Media Group has confirmed the availability of a new movie analytics solution which provides key consumer data insights to media companies as they are shifting releases from theatrical to premium on-demand-platforms. With production slowing and theatrical distribution in flux, more viewing is taking place on digital platforms. The new CVM (Content […]

October 1, 2020

PVoD service from Zee

Indian content company Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEE) is launching a Premium Video on Demand (PVoD) service on leading content distribution platforms. With this new offering, consumers will now be able to watch their favourite new blockbuster releases in the comfort of their homes, along with their entire family at what Zee says is an attractive […]

September 2, 2020

Analyst: Movie windowing set for change

Research from Ampere Analysis has found that Covid-19’s negative impact on box office revenue will provide incentives to accelerate the move towards new movie windowing models. Disney’s announcement that the much-anticipated Mulan will no longer be

August 24, 2020