OTT


Ovation readies for OTT growth with senior promotions

Ovation has promoted several key executives in advance of the expansion of its OTT services and new programming initiatives. The move comes at a pivotal time in the network’s evolution, as it builds on its linear channel’s success with premium arts-focused drama series like the upcoming season three premiere of Versailles, as well as continued […]

Global TV and video service revenue to reach $559bn in 2022

Consumer and advertising spend on TV and video services will grow 14% globally from US$490 billion in 2017 to US$559 billion in 2022, with OTT video to account for 90% of this growth. This is according to Strategy Analytics, which estimates that consumer spend and digital ad revenues for over-the-top video services will double over […]

NBCU eyes streaming service that pays users to watch

Comcast’s NBCUniversal is considering a new approach to streaming services, where it would launch a service that ‘pays’ users to watch, according to reports. Tentatively titled Watch Back, the service would feature episodes of TV shows from NBCU channels NBC, USA and Bravo as well as those from outside websites, according to a report by […]

Scripps boosted by OTT gains

E.W. Scripps, which owns 33 local TV stations in the US, said that subscribers to over-the-top services in its local broadcast markets grew from zero to nearly 500,000 from last July to March. Announcing the company’s second quarter results, Scripps president and CEO Adam Symson said that in its local media division “any losses we’re seeing […]

Elisa Viihde commissions original spy series

Elisa Viihde, a leading streaming service in Finland, has commissioned an original spy thriller directed by AJ Annila (The Eternal Road). Sphere of Shadows (Nyrikki, WT) is set in the 1950s and written by Katri and Kirsti Manninen. During the 1950s, Helsinki was the focal point of the Cold War, as global powers and their […]

Africa’s TV & OTT markets set to grow, says IHS Markit

Africa’s TV and OTT video markets are poised for growth, despite challenging conditions across much of the region, according to a study by IHS Markit. According to the research outfit, the number of households in the Sub-Saharan Africanregion grew 21.8% between 2010 and 2017, while TV households grew with a compound annual growth rate of 3.6%. […]

Disney preps SVOD service launch with exec reorg

The Walt Disney Company has reorganised its marketing executives as it steps ups its plans for the launch of its SVOD service. It has moved its top marketing exec Ricky Strauss to the new role of president of content and marketing for the upcoming Disney SVOD service. Studio veteran Asad Ayaz replaces Strauss in his […]

HBO Nordic greenlights first Norwegian original

HBO Nordic has greenlit its first original Norwegian series Beforeigners, created by Anne Bjørnstad and Eilif Skodvin, the screenwriter duo behind Lilyhammer. Described as a “playful, funny, crime story”, Beforeigners brings back entities from the Stone Age, Viking era and late 19th Century to the modern world and no one quite understands why. Beforeigners will […]

Parrot Analytics: 49% of US consumers unwilling to pay for any SVOD services

Nearly half of US consumers are unwilling to pay for even one streaming on-demand service, according to Parrot Analytics’ Global Television Demand Report. The report, which focuses on the first financial quarter of 2018 and studied ten global territories, found that US consumers were least likely to sign up to SVOD services among the regions. The […]

African SVOD to hit 10 million in 2023

Subscription video-on-demand users in sub-Saharan Africa will number 10 million by 2023, according to Digital TV Research. According to the research outfit’s Sub-Saharan Africa OTT TV & Video Forecasts report, the number of SVOD subscribers will rise from 1.56 million at the end of last year to 9.99 million across 35 countries byt 2023. SVOD […]

1 2 3 10