Advanced Television


Forecast: Pay-TV & SVoD subs to pass 3bn in 2027

Research shows that online video subscription numbers continue to grow worldwide at impressive levels. Omdia’s Global: Pay TV & Online Video report finds that the global total increased from 1.14 billion at end-2020 to 1.34 billion at end-2021, up 17.7 per cent year-on-year. Omdia is forecasting a further 10.5 per cent growth in 2022 to […]

June 27, 2022

Research: SVoD users becoming more price-sensitive

According to research firm The NPD Group, from October 2021 to April 2022, cost went from the #4 reason for cancelling SVoD services to #2. Furthermore, based on the latest TV Switching Study, consumers are also increasingly signing up for services based on promotional or discounted offers. “In the last several months consumers have had […]

June 24, 2022

BARB: UK SVoD homes near 20m

Findings from the Establishment Survey for Q1 2022 from BARB, the UK’s television audience measurement currency, reveal that the number of UK households with access to a SVoD service reached 19.57 million (68.5 per cent of households), an increase of almost 500k homes since Q4 2021. Disney+ and Apple TV+ (the latter a new addition […]

June 22, 2022

Simplestream takes Digital Theatre role

Simplestream takes Digital Theatre role Next-generation TV solutions provider Simplestream has been selected by Digital Theatre to create what is claimed to be the theatre industry’s first full digital lifecycle distribution model, from pay-per-view live and pay-per-view as-live, to content available on Transactional Video on Demand (TVoD), Rentals, and Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD). With […]

June 21, 2022

Paramount+ launches in Korea

SVoD service Paramount+ has marked its entry to Asia with the launch in South Korea on K-content platform, TVING. Existing TVING subscribers can now stream Paramount+ content at no extra charge. The launch of Paramount+ brings stories, iconic stars, and entertainment to South Korean audiences on TVING. Paramount+’s  line-up includes Paramount+ originals such as Halo, […]

June 16, 2022

VOD Factory chooses Rumo as recommendation system

VOD Factory has chosen Rumo by Spideo as the recommendation system for its white label VOD technical solution. The recommendation system is deployed effective immediately on streaming platform Shadowz. Like Shadowz, VOD Factory’s customer services will now be able to offer a better user experience through personalised and content-to-content recommendations. Since 2013, VOD Factory has […]

June 16, 2022

Research: US AVoD adoption faster than SVoD

Findings from media evaluation specialist Comscore’s 2022 State of Streaming suggest that AVoD services are seeing adoption at a faster rate than SVoD, with a 29 per cent increase in US households streaming AVoDs in 2022 compared to 2020 vs a 21 per cent increase during the same period for SVoDs. “While both ad-supported and […]

June 15, 2022

Analyst: US SVoD nears saturation

According to actionable intelligence firm Aluma Insights, at year-end 2021, 85 per cent of US households subscribed to a high-speed Internet service, up from 72 per cent a decade earlier. This growing base of connected consumers created a 15-year boon for a number of related industries, among them SVoD providers, connected TV OEMs, and retailers […]

June 15, 2022

Shahid deploys ThinkAnalytics

Personalised recommendations and hyper-targeted advertising platform ThinkAnalytics has confirmed that MBC GROUP streaming service Shahid is deploying the Think360 personalised content discovery and viewer engagement platform. Shahid will go live with Think360 in the summer of 2022, with support for Arabic, English, and French languages. It will support Shahid’s customer acquisition and content monetisation goals […]

June 14, 2022

NextUp to stream Edinburgh Fringe

NextUp is bringing the Edinburgh Festival Fringe experience live to their streaming platform for the first time this year. The celebrated arts festival will be beamed straight into people’s living rooms with 50+ shows throughout August. NextUp has partnered with The Gilded Balloon and The Pleasance, and as well as bringing the top comics from […]

June 13, 2022