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Report: Nordics willing to pay for podcasts?

Digital audio is booming, and podcast listening hugely popular right now in the Nordics, reports Mediavision. Payment rates for podcasts, however, are still low compared to other streaming services. According to press reports, Spotify may be considering podcast subscription plans. The question is, are podcast listeners in the Nordics prepared for paywalled content? Digital audio […]

November 18, 2020

Proximus and Technicolor Connected Home deliver Pickx decoder

Technicolor has announced that Proximus has begun deployment of the new V7 decoder Proximus Pickx – equipped with the Android P operating system — to Belgian subscribers, allowing viewers to enter the Proximus Pickx experience and access applications such as YouTube, Netflix, Spotify and Disney+. Technicolor Connected Home’s expertise and deep industry experience was leveraged […]

November 13, 2020

Nordics: Spotify facing increasing competition

The Nordics are, for sure, Spotify’s home turf. Looking at the latest Mediavision analysis, close to 4 million Nordic households had access to a paid Spotify subscription (i.e. not an ad-supported free account) in Q3 2020. This corresponds to a 34 per cent household penetration for subscriptions (non-advertising supported) – dwarfing competition – a relatively […]

October 28, 2020

MPs to examine streaming’s impact on music industry

The UK House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to undertake a new inquiry examining what economic impact music streaming is having on artists, record labels and the sustainability of the wider music industry. With streaming currently accounting for more than half of the global music industry’s revenue, the inquiry will look […]

October 15, 2020By Colin Mann

Ofcom consults on BBC Sounds

UK broadcasting regulator Ofcom is inviting evidence on the market position and impact of BBC Sounds, the Corporation’s streaming media and audio download service that includes live radio, audio-on-demand, and podcasts. Ofcom notes that the audio and radio sector is undergoing a period of rapid change, driven in part by streaming services including global players […]

October 14, 2020By Colin Mann

Forecast: Pandemic to boost mobile content spend 28%

Covid-19 will boost worldwide revenue on content consumed on mobile phones by 28 per cent in 2020 according to Strategy Analytics’ Global Mobile Media Forecast: 2015-2025 report. Stay-at-home guidance issued by governments as result of the pandemic has stimulated an increase in spending within mobile games and mobile apps, as consumers have been forced to […]

October 7, 2020

Survey: UK favours entertainment over grocery subscriptions

Findings from consumer insights firm GlobalWebIndex’s latest commerce report reveal that UK consumers are more interested in subscribing to TV streaming services such as Disney+ and Netflix (46 per cent) and music such as Spotify (30 per cent) than they are for food services (29 per cent). “It shouldn’t come as a surprise that UK […]

September 25, 2020

Study: Stream-ripping piracy on the rise

A study carried out by rights licensing body PRS for Music has found that overall usage of stream-ripping services dramatically increased by 1390 per cent between 2016 and 2019, overshadowing all other illegal online music activity in the UK. Online rights monitoring company INCOPRO was commissioned by PRS for Music to produce Stream-ripping: its role […]

September 17, 2020By Colin Mann

Report: Spotify opposes Apple One

According to Mediavision’s newly published analysis Media & Markets, Spotify stands out as the most popular service in the Nordics. The company invests heavily in innovation projects. This week, rival Apple’s new move in bundling caused Spotify to call for attention from the competition authorities. The second quarter of 2020 is likely a ‘new’ tipping […]

September 17, 2020

RIAA: Music streaming revenues boosted by Covid

Covid-19 might be keeping millions working from home but it is proving to be good news for streaming music providers. Pay-radio broadcaster SiriusXM has already told the market that it expects to add a net 700,000 subscribers this year, and significantly over and above its previous target. Now the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) […]

September 15, 2020By Chris Forrester