OTT / Streaming

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

AVOD Platforms Suffer From Low Consumer Awareness (Next TV)

Revenue from free ad-supported video-on-demand services is set to reach nearly $27 billion globally this year, according to one research company. Another report just released by Ma... 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 Deutschland Launches New Streaming Package (BTN)

For the first time, German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland offers a combined package for movies and series fans on its streaming platform Sky Ticket.... 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

DAZN Revives Global OTT Platform as it Beta Tests With Boxing Fans (SportsPro)

Global digital sport broadcaster DAZN has rekindled its 2020 expansion plans by opening up its new boxing-focused streaming platform for beta testing later this month. The subscrip... 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

AVOD Sees U.S., European Divergence but Fast Growth Set to Continue (RTN)

As it is increasingly seen as a shelter for low-budget content consumption, the AVOD market is expected to increase fast on a global scale, driven by the launch of new major player... 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

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

Parks: OTT Service Churn Rate Hit 41% in Q1 (Next TV)

The average industry churn rate for OTT services in the first quarter rose to 41% vs. 35% in the first quarter of 2019, according to a new report published by research company Park... 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

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

Disney+ to Launch in Eight More European Countries (TBI Vision)

A little under a year after its initial November 2019 launch, the streamer will be switched on in Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Belgium and Luxembourg.... 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

Study: Streaming-Video Subscriptions Have Risen During COVID-19 – but so Has ‘Subscription Fatigue’ (Variety)

Americans now subscribe to more streaming-video services than ever: The average U.S. consumer currently pays for four different services, up from three pre-COVID-19, per a new stud... More

How Broadcasters Can Give Viewers the Live Sport Experience at Home (TVB Europe)

OTT is uniquely positioned to allow for more interactive experiences thanks to its underlying technologies. However, before broadcasters rush to integrate applications to drive aud... More

Unpacking How Disney+ Struck Gold in the UK (TBI Vision)

Disney+ might still be less than three months old in the UK but that hasn’t stopped it from securing some startling numbers. Here's a snapshot of how the Mouse House streamer won... More