SVOD extends kids SVOD call

Video-on-demand company is on the hunt for new local kids TV partners with whom it will launch branded SVOD platforms. Wuaki’s push into this space began in October with the launch of an SVOD service with DTT channel Gulli in France, offering the latter’s programming on-demand for €3.99 (US$4.50) a month. “We want to […]

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SVOD drama: Netflix and its SVOD counterparts have turned the TV drama world on its head. Whereas the Holy Grail was once a US network commission, now a global order for Netflix, or an Amazon pilot, is becoming the greatest prize Spanish fiction: With Spain’s recession now over, TV producers are cautiously resuming plans for […]

Netflix on track for 115m global subs

Netflix will have 115 million paying subscribers across a 200-country footprint by 2020, according to new research. The US-listed streaming service will generate global subs revenue of US$12.2 billion by this point, according to Digital TV Research. The research firm says that by the end of the year there will be 161 million global SVOD […]

US, UK, Germany lead in kids SVOD

The US and Germany are the leading kids SVOD territories in terms of the amount of content acquired by streaming services, according to new research. Media research house Ampere Analysis examined the number of kids TV shows and movies being licensed around the world. The UK is the third-largest kids SVOD buyer and Latin America […]

Netflix drives Oz SVOD to 2m

There are now two million SVOD subs in Australia, with the launches of new service Netflix, Stan and Presto driving huge growth, according to new research. Australia-based tech analysis and research firm Telstye compiled the figures, reporting the two million active SVOD subs as of end-June. That compared with 315,000 at end-2014. Telstye added that […]

Lat-Am set for OTT revenue boom

There will be a huge increase in uptake of OTT services in Latin America over the next five years, with regional revenues more than doubling. Digital TV Research forecasts say OTT revenues will hit US$2.91 billion in 2020. The 2015 forecast is for revenues of US$1.13 billion, meaning a major increase in the OTT sector […]

SVOD set to boom in emerging markets

There will be a five-fold increase in SVOD revenues across emerging markets between 2014 and 2019, according to new research. Pyramid forecasts that cumulative emerging market SVOD revenues will total US$18.8 billion in the five-year forecast period with markets in Asia Pacific and Latin America accounting for the bulk of that amount. Having surveyed Africa […]

Europe set for SVOD customer and revenue boom

One in five European homes will take a subscription video-on-demand service by 2020, with Western Europe leading the way in terms of SVOD homes, according to new research. Digital TV Research says that by end-2014, there will be 18 million households in Europe taking an SVOD service, 6.4% of all TV homes in the region. […]

BBC Worldwide launch kids SVOD service in South Korea

BBC Worldwide has inked a deal with South Korean KT Corporation to launch a CBeebies SVOD service on the KT olleh TV platform. Over five million viewers in South Korea will now have access to CBeebies programming on the subscription channel, including The Tweenies, Bits and Bobs, Yoho Ahoy and M.I. High. The deal marks […]

Netflix and SVOD will drive billion dollar industry growth

Up to 50 million homes globally by the end of 2014 will have two or more separate pay TV subscriptions, according to new research by Deloitte. In its annual Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions, Deloitte predicted that the subscriptions – spurred by SVOD services, including the likes of Netflix – will generate additional revenues […]