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EMEA, SVOD
Western Europe to reach 55.1M SVOD subs by 2021
Dec 07 2016 11:30 AM

Netflix is expected to help Western Europe reach more than 55.1 million subscription video on-demand customers by 2021, up from just 32.9 million this year.

Netflix a gateway to multiple SVOD service adoption
APAC, Netflix, SVOD
Netflix a gateway to multiple SVOD service adoption
Dec 03 2016 11:30 PM

Netflix is serving as the “gateway drug” for subscription video on-demand (SVOD) users in Australia, as it’s often the first service consumer’s trial before adding others.

A report from Roy Morgan Research points out that other services in the market, like Stan, benefit from continued Netflix growth.

APAC, SVOD, Mobile
Online content driving profound changes in Australia’s comm industry
Nov 30 2016 2:45 PM

More than three-quarters (77%) of Australian adults use mobile phones to access the Internet, more than on laptops (75%) desktop computers (61%) and tablets (54%), according to a report from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

That growth is being driven, in large part, by the increasing consumption of online video, a trend that is having a major impact on the communications industry.

Netflix goes all in on offline viewing in time for the holidays
SVOD, Netflix
Netflix goes all in on offline viewing in time for the holidays
Nov 30 2016 9:00 AM

Christmas arrived a little early for Netflix subscribers around the world. The streaming giant, in a blog post today, said it has begun to offer a download option for subscribers worldwide that allows them to view content offline.

The feature is included in all plans and is available for phones and tablets on Android and iOS. And, it's free.

Amazon gives Spanish viewers a peek at Prime Instant Video
EMEA, SVOD
Amazon gives Spanish viewers a peek at Prime Instant Video
Nov 30 2016 8:15 AM

Spanish subscribers to Amazon Prime are getting a sneak peak of Amazon’s Prime Instant Video SVOD service.

A marriage on the rocks: HBO reportedly looks to dump BAMTech
Cloud TV, SVOD
A marriage on the rocks: HBO reportedly looks to dump BAMTech
Nov 30 2016 7:00 AM

After much ado about a big investment in developing its own streaming TV platform that didn’t go as expected in time for its launch, HBO turned to BAMTech for its April 2015 rollout.

Hooq looks to leverage SingTel in its Singapore launch
APAC, SVOD
Hooq looks to leverage SingTel in its Singapore launch
Nov 29 2016 9:00 AM

Hooq, the subscription video on-demand service backed by SingTel, Sony and Warner Bros., has deployed in Singapore, looking to gain a bigger foothold in its battle with Netflix.

North American SVOD subs to top 138M by 2021
SVOD, Research
North American SVOD subs to top 138M by 2021
Nov 23 2016 8:30 AM

Nearly three-quarters (71%) of TV households in the United States are expected to pay for at least one subscription video on-demand service by 2021, with the average subscriber paying for 1.5 services.

A look back: The 6 most important video industry trends from IBC
OTT, SVOD, AVOD
A look back: The 6 most important video industry trends from IBC
Nov 21 2016 8:15 AM

This is the first in a three-part series looking at critical trends emerging from IBC.

Online video consumption in APAC nearly matching traditional TV viewing
APAC, Research, SVOD
Online video consumption in APAC nearly matching traditional TV viewing
Nov 21 2016 6:15 AM

Consumers in APAC watch more than 1.6 hours of online video content daily, nearly matching the 2.0 hours of traditional TV they consume daily, a new report says.

CBS: Growing audience by delivering online, ‘the way viewers want it’
SVOD, OTT, Broadcaster
CBS: Growing audience by delivering online, ‘the way viewers want it’
Nov 11 2016 8:30 AM

CBS now has live streams of affiliate content available is nearly all markets nationwide on its CBS All Access streaming platform, but it’s the VOD content that has been more critical to the service’s use and growth.

SVOD
Hulu’s giving viewers binge option on original ‘Shut Eye’
Nov 08 2016 9:45 AM

Hulu is dipping its toe into the growing tide of binge watchers, announcing that it will allow users to binge view Shut Eye, it’s original series that rolls out Dec. 7.

The SVOD service, jointly owned by Fox, Comcast, Disney and Time Warner, isn’t ready to fully jump into the water, holding the line at the 10-episode series that based on the rather bizarre topic of Los Angeles psychics and their connection to organized crime syndicates.

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