‘SVOD stacking’ adds growth to subs market, says Ampere

The continued growth of the subscription video-on-demand market is being fuelled by ‘SVOD stacking’ as adoption among new customers slows, according to Ampere Analysis. The research firm claims that while Netflix is the dominant player in all but three markets surveyed, the service alone “simply isn’t enough” for many consumers, with service staking now the […]

Netflix continues to invest in sci-fi with new original

Netflix has ordered sci-fi drama Another Life, as it continues to commission titles in the genre. The ten-episode series stars Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) as an astronaut on a mission to explore alien intelligence. Niko Breckenridge (Sackhoff) leads a crew on a mission to explore the genesis of an alien artifact. As she and her […]

US trumps Europe in binge-watching stakes, says Ampere

Binge viewing is more common in the US than in Europe but is rapidly becoming “standard practise” in both markets, according to Ampere Analysis. The research firm found the proportion of internet users who ‘strongly agree’ they frequently watch several episodes of the same TV show back-to-back is 22% in the US and 15% in […]

Ampere: Premier League rights to pass £10bn mark

The value of Premier League football rights is set to break the £10 billion barrier for the first time, with Amazon emerging as a “significant potential bidder”, according to Ampere Analysis. The research firm predicts that the total value for UK and international rights in the upcoming auction for three seasons from 2019 – 2022 […]

Ampere: France says ‘Non’ to Netflix

Netflix is yet to win “the hearts and minds” of people in France, with the French the least likely to take subscription video-on-demand services in a survey spanning 14 countries, according to Ampere Analysis. The research said that France “solidly bucks the trend” when it comes to embracing services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video […]

Making Amazon tick

Amazon’s original content strategy is a risk but could pay off in a big way, analysts and producers say. Over the last year Amazon has bolstered its video content library through investment in both acquisitions as well as original programming. Ampere Analysis estimates that by the end of 2017, the e-retail giant will have spent […]

SVOD-only households on the rise

The proportion of homes ditching traditional TV and exclusively taking an SVOD service is on the rise, according to new research. The overall number of subcription bide-on-demand homes continues to increase globally, and within that group, the number of SVOD-only homes is also on the up, Ampere Analysis reports. Its data shows the US is […]

Sky facing bigger bill for German football

The value of German Bundesliga football rights is set to rocket to between €3.6 billion and €4.4 billion (US$4.1 to 5 billion) in the upcoming rights auction, placing a heavier financial burden on pay TV leader Sky, according to Ampere Analysis. While the value of Bundesliga rights has until now trailed well behind deals secured […]

US pay TV down almost 400,000 in Q3

US pay TV numbers continue to decline, with the smaller operators bearing the brunt of the losses. The overall rate of cord-cutting slowed in the most recent, third, quarter, with a cumulative loss of 393,000 across US pay TV, according to research house Ampere Analysis. That compares with 608,000 in the previous three month and […]

ITV Studios on song as int’l business grows

ITV channels lost viewing share but reported a strong financial performance in the in the first half of 2015. As the UK-listed broadcaster continued its efforts to diversify its revenue base, content arm ITV Studios continued to perform strongly internationally. The UK broadcaster’s aggressive M&A drive continued in the first half of the year with […]