Netflix drives Oz SVOD to 2m

There are now two million SVOD subs in Australia, with the launches of new service Netflix, Stan and Presto driving huge growth, according to new research. Australia-based tech analysis and research firm Telstye compiled the figures, reporting the two million active SVOD subs as of end-June. That compared with 315,000 at end-2014. Telstye added that […]

Lat-Am set for OTT revenue boom

There will be a huge increase in uptake of OTT services in Latin America over the next five years, with regional revenues more than doubling. Digital TV Research forecasts say OTT revenues will hit US$2.91 billion in 2020. The 2015 forecast is for revenues of US$1.13 billion, meaning a major increase in the OTT sector […]

SVOD set to boom in emerging markets

There will be a five-fold increase in SVOD revenues across emerging markets between 2014 and 2019, according to new research. Pyramid forecasts that cumulative emerging market SVOD revenues will total US$18.8 billion in the five-year forecast period with markets in Asia Pacific and Latin America accounting for the bulk of that amount. Having surveyed Africa […]

Europe set for SVOD customer and revenue boom

One in five European homes will take a subscription video-on-demand service by 2020, with Western Europe leading the way in terms of SVOD homes, according to new research. Digital TV Research says that by end-2014, there will be 18 million households in Europe taking an SVOD service, 6.4% of all TV homes in the region. […]

BBC Worldwide launch kids SVOD service in South Korea

BBC Worldwide has inked a deal with South Korean KT Corporation to launch a CBeebies SVOD service on the KT olleh TV platform. Over five million viewers in South Korea will now have access to CBeebies programming on the subscription channel, including The Tweenies, Bits and Bobs, Yoho Ahoy and M.I. High. The deal marks […]

Netflix and SVOD will drive billion dollar industry growth

Up to 50 million homes globally by the end of 2014 will have two or more separate pay TV subscriptions, according to new research by Deloitte. In its annual Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions, Deloitte predicted that the subscriptions – spurred by SVOD services, including the likes of Netflix – will generate additional revenues […]

Disney brings on-demand services under ABC Studios banner

Disney is rebranding its on-demand services as part of a wider initiative to have ‘ABC Studios’ as an umbrella brand for its content products and services. Catherine Powell, senior VP, Media Distribution, EMEA at The Walt Disney Company, told TBI that moving forward SVOD platforms that want Disney-distributed content will be sold it as part […]

On-demand TV revenues on course to hit $6bn

Forecasts for almost 100 countries show that revenues from on-demand TV shows and movies will hit US$6 billion by 2018. That compares with the US$4.2 billion generated in 2012. The latest projections, from Digital TV Research, exclude sport and adult programming and revenues from SVOD packages and OTT services. They show that the US will […]

Watchever buys Zodiak Kids package

Vivendi’s new European OTT platform Watchever is among a number of VOD services in Europe to have acquired shows from distributor Zodiak Kids. Watchever has scored a package deal for German, Austrian and Swiss rights to series such as Famous 5, Gormiti, Street Football and Team Galaxy. Watchever launched in January, offering TV and movies from the […]

Dailymotion looking at other SVOD launches following Turkish deal

Video sharing site Dailymotion plans to expand its premium offerings to other territories following its recent announcement that it would launch of a subscription video-on-demand service, Dailymotion+, in Turkey, head of international content Marc Eychenne has told TBI’s sister publication DTVE. Eychenne told DTVE that Dailymotion would look at the possibility of launching an SVOD […]