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Sky UK among buyers of Ryan Murphy’s Fox drama 9-1-1

Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution has licensed its high rating cop series 9-1-1 in over 100 countries, including to Sky Living and Now TV in the UK and Ireland. Since its debut this January in the US, 9-1-1 has become the best-rated scripted series on Fox, according to the company. The series, created by Ryan […]

Global SVOD subs will hit 450 million in four years

The rise of subscription on-demand services seems unstoppable. The number of households worldwide that pay for streaming video services like Netflix and Amazon Video is due to rise to more than 450 million by 2022, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm claims that the subscription video-on-demand figure currently stands at 250 million households around […]

Kagan: European SVOD revenues to reach $6.8bn in 2022

The European subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) market is due to reach revenues of US$6.8 billion in 2022, up from US$3.9 billion in 2017, according to Kagan research. The S&P Global Market Intelligence research group said that Netflix’s localised presence throughout Europe was one of the “main factors” contributing to this growth. Other cited factors were the […]

Sky’s new Now TV move preempts full streaming switch

Sky has unveiled a new Now TV streaming device, which the European operator is due to start selling in the UK next month priced at £14.99 (US$21.40), as a plan to make all of its channels available via streaming gets under way. The Now TV Smart Stick will be powered by Roku and will undercut […]

TBI Weekly: Sub success for SVOD players

A range of stories from this week highlight that a push in original content is driving paid-for VOD subscriptions higher than ever as 2017’s year-end results pile in. Last year, subscriptions to the dominant SVOD players Netflix and Amazon continued to grow in various territories alongside lesser-known and more localised platforms. BARB, the UK ratings […]

Netflix UK subs rate slows as Now TV gains – BARB

Netflix added new subscribers at a slower rate than SVOD rivals Amazon Prime Video and Now TV in the UK in 2017, but remains the dominant local payer, according to BARB research. Overall, 9.5 million households in the UK have at least one SVOD subscription, with Netflix taking 7.5 million of them. This equals a […]

Fox takes streaming service to Hong Kong

Fox Networks Group Asia has hooked up with pay TV provider Now TV to launch its streaming service in Hong Kong. Now TV subscribers will get exclusive access to Fox+ in the Chinese territory, with non-subscribers offered a free trial period and a subsequent HK$188 monthly fee. The service has been made widely available in […]

YouGov: ‘death of TV’ is a misnomer

The ‘death of TV’ is a misnomer with overall TV viewing figures fairly steady, despite fragmentation in the market, according to YouGov. The research firm’s new ‘Broadcast to Narrowcast’ report claims that the average number of TV minutes watched per day in the UK between 2006 and 2016 was 251.6 minutes. In 2016 it was […]

Mediacorp names industry veteran CEO

Singaporean TV group Mediacorp has named industry veteran Tham Loke Kheng as its CEO. She will succeed Shaun Seow, who is moving to a new role at Mediacorp parent Temasek on September 30. Loke Kheng is a well-known face in Asian media circles having held senior positions at free-to-air, pay TV and broadband companies across […]

Ofcom: UK now a ‘nation of binge viewers’

The UK has become “a nation of binge viewers” but there are stark differences between how older and younger people watch TV, according to Ofcom. The UK broadcast regulator’s annual Communications Market Report 2017 claims that 79% of UK adults, some 40 million people, now use catch-up services like the BBC iPlayer, or subscription services […]

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