SVOD


CEE players mull Netflix rival, but face challenges

Regional broadcasters face multiple challenges in launching local SVOD services in CEE, but may have an opportunity to experiment with new on-demand windows for content that is created for free-to-air broadcast, according to a panel of broadcasters at the NEM event in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Pete Smith, managing director of Greece-based pan-regional broadcaster Antenna Group, said […]

US streaming market ‘approaching saturation’

The US video streaming market is showing the first signs that it is “approaching saturation”, according to a new forecast by Strategy Analytics. The research firm claims that the dollar increase in spend by US consumers on services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu in 2016 will be lower than in 2015 – indicating the […]

Netflix drives VOD boom in Australia

Use of VOD and SVOD in Australia will increase sharply with Netflix spurring much of the growth, according to new research. By the end of the year two thirds of Australians over 16 who have an internet connection will be accessing VOD services. Nielsen says 67% will be watching OTT video by end-2016, compared with […]

ITV exec says BBC, NBCU SVOD ‘a good idea’

ITV executive Simon Daglish said that an SVOD partnership between the broadcaster, BBC and NBCU is a “good idea” but would not comment directly on a rumoured project between the firms. Speaking at the Connected TV World Summit in London, ITV’s deputy managing director, commercial, said that ITV is looking at pay video options following […]

Canal+, iROKO launch African SVOD

Canal+ Group and African OTT TV operator iROKO have teamed up to launch a new Android-based mobile subscription video-on-demand service for Francophone Africa. The pair have formed a partnership to invest “several million euros” in the project, which will be launched in a few months exclusively for mobile users. The offering will be based on […]

Australian SVOD market to grow 17-fold

Australian subscriptions to streaming services like Netflix, Presto and Stan will grow by a factor of 17 between the end of 2014 and the end of 2019, according to new research. The new Ovum study claims that subscription video-on-demand services have grown rapidly in Australia since Netflix moved into the market in May, with competition […]

Wuaki.tv extends kids SVOD call

Video-on-demand company Wuaki.tv 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 […]

TBI Scripted December/January 2015/16

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 […]