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Viewers in the UK are turning from TV to OTT
EMEA, Research
UK report: As TV viewing slows, OTT grows
Aug 04 2016 9:15 AM

TV viewing by Gen Edge (16-24 year olds) and children has fallen 27% and 26% respectively in the past five years, the United Kingdom telecom regulator Ofcom reported Thursday in its latest market report. Overall TV viewing has declined less sharply, about 26 minutes a day, in the past five years.

EMEA, Operators
Big growth seen in MENA pay-TV market as 2021 revenues seen toping $11.47B
Aug 01 2016 5:00 AM

New research says strong pay-TV growth is anticipated in the Middle East and Africa region with subscriptions expected to reach 54.1 million by 2021, an increase of 67% since 2015, despite continued pressure from OTT video.

UK’s Young Millennials eschew TVs for laptops and PCs; still love TV content
EMEA, Millennials, Research
UK’s Young Millennials eschew TVs for laptops and PCs; still love TV content
Jul 29 2016 8:15 AM

Young Millennials (18-24 years old) in the United Kingdom spend the majority of their time watching TV content on PCs and laptops and not on televisions, according to a new report.

The report, GfK’s ViewScape study, showed that the group on average spends 41% of its total video viewing time on computers with TV accounting for 35%.

EMEA, Pay TV, SVOD
Report: Pay-TV, SVOD set for strong growth in German-speaking Europe
Jul 25 2016 10:45 AM

German pay-TV and SVOD revenues are forecast to increase as much as 11% to $2.78 billion euros ($3.08 billion) in 2016 and revenues in German-speaking territories (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) to almost 3 billion euros ($3.29 billion) as it gains traction with viewers in German-speaking territories and offers more programming than traditional broadcast television.

Report: Vivendi’s Watchever SVOD service slated to close by end of year
EMEA, SVOD
Report: Vivendi’s Watchever SVOD service slated to close by end of year
Jul 22 2016 8:15 AM

Germany’s hot OTT market has seen its first major casualty: Vivendi is shuttering its Watchever SVOD service at the end of the year, citing heavy competition, with losses reported in excess of 66 million euros ($72.6 million).

In UK, view-through rate remains key indicator for brands, agencies
EMEA, Ad Technology
In UK, view-through rate remains key indicator for brands, agencies
Jul 20 2016 5:45 AM

More than half (58%) of U.K. advertisers and agencies optimize campaigns using view-through rate as the priority when looking at campaign objectives, according to a new report.

According to the report, from ad-tech firm Videology, two thirds of U.K. campaigns in Q2 2016 targeted more than one device, as brands continue to plan digital video holistically.

Other highlights from the report:

92% of European operators offer multiscreen video services
EMEA, Mobile, Operators
92% of European operators offer multiscreen video services
Jul 19 2016 11:30 AM

Multiscreen video service is nearly ubiquitous in Europe, with 92% of service providers now offering multiscreen services, nearly half (49%) providing access to third-party OTT services on their platforms, and 30% offering standalone, unbundled OTT services. 

EMEA, Pay TV, OTT
Broadcasters OTT catch-up initiatives stoke strong OTT market in Germany
Jul 18 2016 12:45 PM

The German TV market has long been a bit confusing for traditional pay-TV service providers and OTT players as it has largely been dominated by free-to-air public and ad-supported channels.

But even that tough-to-crack market is starting to show signs it’s giving way to both subscription and free services, especially those delivered over the Internet.

Ad Technology, Programmatic, EMEA
Programmatic Video: Growth Influencers In U.S., Europe
Jul 14 2016 2:45 PM

This post originally appeared in MediaPost

How will programmatic video expand globally in the months and years to come?

Western European OTT revenues, subscribers to double by 2021
EMEA, OTT, SVOD
Western European OTT revenues, subscribers to double by 2021
Jul 14 2016 5:15 AM

OTT TV and video revenues in Western Europe will more than double to $14.6 billion in 2021, up from $8.2 billion this year and $6.4 billion in 2015, a new study says. The United Kingdom is expected to maintain its market-leader position, adding $2.3 billion in new revenue between 2015 and 2021.

EMEA, Millennials, OTT
UK sees sharp decline in live TV watching in viewers under 35
Jul 12 2016 8:45 AM

Overall TV viewing in Great Britain has dropped dramatically among all viewers, but especially among those under 25, who are watching 25% less TV per day than they were in 2010.And, according to the report, the decline continued to speed up among 16-24 year olds, dropping 10.5% between 2012 and 2014.

APAC, EMEA, SVOD
iflix adds trio of execs to drive global expansion
Jul 11 2016 1:15 PM

Netflix rival iflix, which to date has been working to build its toehold in APAC markets including, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand, today said it had added three executives to its roster with an eye toward additional international expansion outside of Southeast Asia.

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