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TBI Weekly: Five key takeaways from NATPE 2020

NATPE has traditionally marked the start of the conference year for many execs across the Americas and Europe, with delegates heading to the warmer climes of Miami for discussion, deal-making and dinners overlooking the ocean. Yet the sunshine and downpours that accompanied this year’s event were reflective of the wider disruption facing the business – […]

IHS Markit – Total viewing time falls as viewers turn to non-linear

Total cross-platform viewing time appears to have peaked as viewers increasingly turn away from linear TV towards on-demand platforms, according to IHS Markit. According to the research outfit’s Cross-Platform Television Viewing Time 2019 report, total average daily video viewing time, excluding social media viewing, for the countries analysed stood at 273.7 minutes per-person per-day in […]

Informa acquires majority of IHS Markit TMT

TBI’s parent company Informa is acquiring the majority of IHS Markit’s TMT assets. The agreement will see Informa’s Agribusiness Intelligence Portfolio exchanged for IHS Markit’s leading portfolio of TMT brands. “This agreement is very positive for both IHS Markit and Informa, increasing the focus of each company on core markets where it has particular strengths […]

Made with China: is it time to transcend the quota narrative?

International distributors are increasingly finding new ways of navigating the mixed messages shrouding China’s ominous content quotas and censorship rules. Andy Fry investigates. In recent times, international content companies have been confronted with two conflicting narratives when it comes to China. On the one hand, the country has been pitched as a fast-growing market with […]

SVOD subs in MENA grow by 48% as pay-TV declines

Pay TV subscriptions declined in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in 2017 while online video subscriptions grew 48% year-on-year, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that MENA pay TV subscriptions fell 21% percent to 4.2 million in 2017, with the growth reversal linked to blocks on beIN Media – something […]

SVOD uptake hammering pay TV – IHS

The uptake of subscription video services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video was three times that of pay TV services last year, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that while digital pay TV subscriptions grew on a global basis, in Western Europe there were eight new over-the-top (OTT) video subscriptions for every […]

UK video spend ‘grew by 7.5% in 2017’

UK consumer spend on video grew for the third consecutive year in 2017, climbing 7.5% to reach £2.69 billion (US$3.65 billion), according to the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE). The combined figure included video sales, rentals and subscriptions across digital and physical formats, and showed that renting or streaming content now outweighs buying by […]

IHS: EU cable homes reached 65.1m last year

The number of cable homes in Europe grew year-on-year in 2016 and accounted for 30.5% of total television households, according to IHS Markit. The research firm’s latest European Broadband Cable Yearbook noted that the number of unique cable homes in the EU “continued to climb steadily”, reaching 65.1 million in 2016. This was up from […]

Featuring at the Forum

We asked Asian television experts headed for Singapore’s Asia TV Forum & Market about the key issues affecting the region’s business TBI: How is subscription VOD and digital content in general affecting the Asian market? Recent data suggests it will soon overtake North America as the most significant region for SVOD. Krishnan Rajagopalan, founder of […]

IHS: VR content market to hit $3bn

The global virtual reality entertainment market is projected to reach US$3.024 billion in 2021. According to IHS Markit research, VR entertainment was worth an estimated US$222 million in 2016. IHS Markit expects in-home VR entertainment content spend to be dominated by interactive content over the forecast period – namely games, experiences and apps – with […]