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Cable operators in EU see revenue gains, subscriber losses
EMEA, Broadband, Operators
Cable operators in EU see revenue gains, subscriber losses
Dec 19 2016 12:15 PM

Despite increasing competition from over-the-top players and from satellite providers, and declining subscriber numbers, the cable industry in the European Union has continued to grow with gross cable revenues topping €22.4 billion ($23.34 billion) in 2015, a 5.7% increase year-over-year.

More than half of cable revenues in 2015 (53%) came from Internet and phone services, according to a report from IHS Markit, with Internet revenues up nearly 10% to €7.2 billion.

BT has aggressive plan to expand FTTP to at least 10M homes in UK
EMEA, Broadband, Operators
BT has aggressive plan to expand FTTP to at least 10M homes in UK
May 05 2016 7:30 AM

BT is planning to spend some £6 ($8.7 billion) on fixed and mobile networks over the next three years as it rushes to expand its fiber and 4G deployments.

Programmatic leading digital ad surge in Europe as online video ad revenue jumps 1600%
EMEA, Programmatic, Online Video Advertising
Programmatic leading digital ad surge in Europe as online video ad revenue jumps 1600%
Mar 21 2016 5:15 AM

Online video revenue across Europe increased to €375 million ($422.8 million) in 2015 from €22 million ($24.8 million) in 2012, a jump of more than 1,600%. Much of that growth has been in the programmatic ad tech space, as an increasing number of advertisers turn to programmatic to help them expand their reach to more targeted audiences.

Spend on physical media collapses in markets where Netflix, Amazon are strong
EMEA, APAC, SVOD
Spend on physical media collapses in markets where Netflix, Amazon are strong
Feb 25 2016 6:00 AM

We all know King Kong wins when he takes on Godzilla, or, pretty much any other opponent, right? SVOD – and Netflix in particular – looks to be the new big gorilla.

While it’s no surprise that spending on buying and renting content on DVDs has been going down since Netflix helped kick-start the streaming video-on-demand revolution, but the rate at which spending has declined in the United States – and in other markets where Netflix or other SVOD services are available, is stunning.

Smart TV sales in mature TV markets to spike; emerging markets challenged by poor infrastructure
Connected TVs & Devices, EMEA, APAC, LatAM
Smart TV sales in mature TV markets to spike; emerging markets challenged by poor infrastructure
Feb 02 2016 8:00 AM

Adoption of smart TVs is accelerating in developed markets around the globe as the demand for streaming content and better picture quality drives sales. More than 50% of TV households in Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Germany will have smart TVs by 2019, according to a new report.

Study: Young UK consumers abandoning traditional TV at increasing rate
EMEA, SVOD, Mobile, Millennials
Study: Young UK consumers abandoning traditional TV at increasing rate
Aug 06 2015 8:15 AM

We’ve talked often at Videomind about how universal the Millennial generation is, sharing similar traits across the globe, especially when it comes to smartphone use and digital entertainment. Well, news today from U.K. telecoms regulator Ofcom that backs that up, and suggests very young Millennials (Gen Edge?) also share those disruptive tech and TV habits.

EMEA, SVOD
Amazon to merge LoveFilm into Prime in UK as it scrabbles to gain ground
Feb 21 2014 8:00 AM

In for a penny, in for a pound? Amazon has just ratcheted up the competition between it and Netflix in the United Kingdom. The e-tailer announced it was merging its LoveFilm SVOD service into Amazon Prime and rebranding it Instant Prime Video.

The move not only leverages Amazon’s brand muscle, but also will give consumers a single portal for its streaming service, books and DVDs.