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SVOD, Content, Live sports
Original content, sports to push SVOD revenue to $120B by 2022
Dec 13 2017 9:00 AM

New research posits that global revenue from subscription video on-demand (SVOD) will increase 88% to more than $120 billion in 2022, up from an estimated $64 billion this year.

The report from Juniper Research also says more than 25% of all global households will have at least one SVDO subscription in five years.

Amazon’s global push turns up heat on Netflix, content ecosystem
SVOD, Content Owners
Amazon’s global push turns up heat on Netflix, content ecosystem
Dec 14 2016 12:15 PM

As famous ring announcer Michael Buffer would say, “Let’s get readdddy to rummmble!” The main event, Netflix vs. Amazon Prime Video, has gone global.

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.

Amazon Prime video growth to outpace Netflix as Hulu falls away
SVOD, Connected TVs & Devices, Content
Amazon Prime video growth to outpace Netflix as Hulu falls away
Oct 24 2016 1:00 PM

Hulu’s decision to cut its free, ad-supported streaming service is expected to sharply reduce the number of users of the service, dropping its base by nearly half, according to new research that also says Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service is booming.

Netflix, Amazon outspent everyone but Disney and NBC on original content
OTT, Content
Netflix, Amazon outspent everyone but Disney and NBC on original content
Oct 17 2016 8:30 AM

Only Disney and NBCUniversal are spending more on creating original content than Netflix and Amazon, a new report says, with the two streaming platforms’ spending exceeding stalwarts like CBS, HBO and Turner.

Hooq sees original content as key ingredient to India’s OTT mix
APAC, Content
Hooq sees original content as key ingredient to India’s OTT mix
Aug 30 2016 5:45 AM

Is original content the recipe for online video success?

Netflix, which plans to spend at least $5 billion on original content in 2016 and another $5 billion next year certainly thinks it’s one of the main ingredients.

As does one of its rivals in India.

Netflix plans to top $6 billion content budget in 2017
Netflix, Content
Netflix plans to top $6 billion content budget in 2017
Jul 28 2016 7:00 AM

Netflix is planning to increase its investment in original and licensed content beyond the $6 billion it spent this year, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told the Television Critics Assn. in Beverly Hills Wednesday.

Content
Building ROI with original video content
Mar 25 2016 1:45 PM

This post originally appeared in Chief Marketer.

Netflix growing faster than competitors in the UK, in 24% of households
EMEA, SVOD, Content
Netflix growing faster than competitors in the UK, in 24% of households
Mar 22 2016 2:30 PM

Netflix added nearly 1.4 million subscribers in the United Kingdom in 2015, bringing its total customer base to more than 5 million and putting it ahead of competitors like Amazon Prime Instant Video. And, according to a new report, that growth doesn’t seem to be slowing.

Mashable partnering with Bravo Media to develop four short-form video series
Content, Online Video
Mashable partnering with Bravo Media to develop four short-form video series
Mar 18 2016 5:00 AM

As the importance of originals continues to grow for SVOD players like Netflix and Amazon, other arms of the digital media industry also have begun to dip their toes in the original content pool, including media company Mashable, which this week announced it would work with Bravo Media to develop a slate of new digital series.

Feeln, the SVOD service with ‘feel good’ content, plans new, original drama
Ooyala News, SVOD, Content
Feeln, the SVOD service with ‘feel good’ content, plans new, original drama
Mar 17 2016 10:00 AM

As more consumers migrate away from traditional broadcast and pay TV to online video, streaming companies are looking fro more ways to differentiate themselves from their competition.

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