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Whip Media: 55% Willing to Try Premium VOD Over Cinema (Advanced Television)

With Covid-19’s upheaval of the industry, this disruptive period has accelerated PVOD’s claim to the market. And, given the unprecedented nature of the PVOD business model, the... More

European Telco Bodies Highlight Tech Priorities for COVID Recovery (Capacity)

Two bodies representing Europe’s telecommunications industry have called on EU institutions and national governments to take a series of actions as they prioritise digital techno... More

Ad-Supported Video Services are Booming – Are Free Downloads Next? (Protocol)

Even during shelter-in-place, interest in video downloads remains stable. Will free video services finally take notice?... More

Sky Cinema on Virgin TV Go App (Advanced Television)

Customers of UK pay-TV operator Virgin Media TV can now watch Sky Cinema channels, as well as hundreds of movies on demand, via its Virgin TV Go app for the first time. Previously,... More

YouTube Need Not Reveal Data of Online Pirates (BTN)

Online video sharing platforms, such as YouTube, need not reveal the personal details of users that illegally upload copyrighted material. The ruling from the European Court of Jus... More

Sports Streaming Surged in June (World Screen)

As Bundesliga, La Liga, Premier League and Serie A returned last month, sports streaming surged across Europe, according to a new report. With sports on hold in March and April, ti... More

Sky Q Updates UI, Adds HDR Content (BTN)

Disney+ will be available in HDR for the first time as part of an upgrade to the Sky Q set-top. The platform is releasing a new expanded view UI, simplified new show and sports cen... More

With No Paparazzis or Parties, Paris Prepares for Virtual Fashion Week (Reuters)

Paris is usually abuzz during its prestigious Haute Couture presentations in July, its hotels heaving with fashionistas and monuments turned into catwalk venues. But in a makeover ... More

SVOD Faces its Post-COVID-19 Future (World Screen)

Stay-at-home measures have been very good for SVOD platforms. According to a new survey, 23 percent of consumers added a streaming video service subscription since the start of the... More

Sky Deutschland Introduces New Price, Package Structure (BTN)

Sky Deutschland is reshaping its subscription prices and packages in Germany and Austria. Notably, for the first time Sky customers will be able to choose whether they want to sign... More

ViacomCBS Content Added to Sky Store (DTE)

ViacomCBS has agreed a distribution deal with Sky to bring its pay TV brands on the Sky Store. This deal will see programming from MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon purchasable ... More

iPlayer Sees Record Month in May With 570M Requests (DTE)

The BBC iPlayer has continued to flourish during the coronavirus pandemic as Brits continue to be stuck inside, with the broadcaster announcing that May has become the service’s ... More

Over Half of UK Households Own a Smart TV (TVB Europe)

Smart TVs can now be found in 51 per cent of UK households according to figures from Ofcom. In its annual Online Nation report, the organisation found the number of households with... More

Disney to Close UK Channels (BTN)

Disney+ is to become the exclusive home of content from Disney after it failed to reach agreement over the continued carriage of its linear channels with either Sky or Virgin. Disn... More

European Producers Contend With Growing Post-Pandemic Power of U.S. Streamers (Variety)

As the Cannes online market moves forward, it’s no doubt that streamers are still the big story in the indie world — and as European producers try to restart shoots as lockdown... More

Global Linear TV Consumption Up 24% During Lockdown (DTE)

Worldwide linear TV consumption has increased by almost a quarter during the ongoing global pandemic. According to new research, there has been an “unprecedented rise in worldwid... More

UK’s Internet Use Surges to New Highs During Lockdown (BBC)

UK adults spent a quarter of their waking day online during lockdown - a record high, according to Ofcom. During April, adults spent an average of four hours a day online, up from ... More

Cannes is Open for (Virtual) Business – But Will Anyone be Buying? (THR)

Heading into an unprecedented Virtual Cannes Market, buyers and sellers are navigating a new landscape that likely will provide the festival acquisitions template for the foreseeab... More

Shutdown Helps Streaming Platforms in France (Variety)

While recent shutdowns and work stoppages engendered by this year’s pandemic have led to a halt in France’s normally robust exhibition landscape, streaming platforms — both i... More

Long-Term Partnership With Discovery Puts Streaming on Sky (BTN)

Sky and Discovery have agreed a new long-term agreement covering the UK and Ireland, Germany and Austria. The Discovery portfolio of real-life entertainment channels, including Dis... More