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Making sense of the fast-changing premium digital video market: three pieces of research you...

Videoscape Europe, the strategy event for D2C, SVOD, AVOD and vPayTV, returns next month and hosts three analyst presentations that will shed light on what happens next in the premium digital video market. IHS takes a look under the hood of the Apple TV+, Disney+ and forthcoming WarnerMedia D2C services. Ampere Analysis considers what happens when consumers who are less price-sensitive start adopting streaming services, and Ovum outlines the future of ad-supported video online, especially as more viewing goes OTT.

Inside Video Tech: Vewd

Vewd CEO Aneesh Rajaram discusses the company’s evolution, opportunities in the video-tech space and how viewing habits are likely to look five years from now in the latest installment of our Inside Video Tech series.

Digital TV Research: Telcos to account for 56% of Europe’s Pay TV subs by...

Telcos are likely to account for 56% of Western Europe’s Pay TV subscribers by 2024, marking a "sea change" for the region's Pay TV sector, according to Digital TV Research. It expects IPTV to make gains but for Pay TV subscriber numbers to fall overall between 2018 and 2024.

BARB: UK SVOD use up 20% for Netflix, Amazon and Now TV

The number of UK homes using one least one of the UK’s three big subscription video-on-demand services – Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or Now TV – climbed 20% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to BARB's annual Viewing Report.

Inside Video Tech: Simplestream

In the latest edition of our new ‘Inside Video Tech’ interview series, Simplestream's Chief Commercial Officer, Dan Finch, discusses the company's strategy and how it has evolved since it launched in 2010. He also sets out his vision for how the video market will look in five years' time.

OpenAP multi-broadcaster audience-buying platform will soon include digital as well as broadcast linear

The US collaboration between FOX, NBCUniversal, Viacom, and Univision makes it easier for advertisers to conduct audience-based buying at scale, thanks to the use of common audience segments and a central planning solution. From the autumn, the platform will include digital video as well, and so help to break down the barriers between broadcast and streaming video.

New research shines a light on TV habits in key European markets

Online TV usage now exceeds 50% in the UK and Sweden and stands at just under 40% in Germany, according to new research by...

$6.99 Disney+ sets a low price bar for premium content that could hurt other...

Analyst Colin Dixon thinks the $6.99 price of Disney’s D2C service will become the yardstick by which consumers judge other premium streaming offers, and could limit the prices they can charge. And he warns that outside the Pay TV bundle, consumers will be able to assess the unique value of each content owner for the first time, having previously had little chance to pick apart what each channel was worth to them.

Inside Video Tech: JW Player

As part of our new ‘Inside Video Tech’ interview series we are shining a light on innovation in the video and streaming space. Jeroen Wijering, the Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of JW Player describes the company’s strategy and broader changes in the media landscape.

EBU: Public service media is responding to a trust crisis

Public service media is being challenged by a crisis in trust and the rise of new digital platforms, and the EBU has identified four ‘future drivers’ to ensure it thrives. They include maintaining distinctiveness, like producing a higher standard of news and avoiding clickbait stories or topics. Public service media owners should also focus on impact and not just audience numbers.

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