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IHS Markit: Disney+ to lead the pack of new ‘streaming heavyweights’

The number of online video subscriptions in the US will near the 300 million mark by the end of 2023 thanks to the entrance of major new players Disney, WarnerMedia and Apple, according to IHS Markit research presented at Videoscape Europe.

Digital TV Research: OTT revenue to more than double by 2024

Global over-the-top TV revenue will more than double between 2018 and 2024, while pay TV revenues peaked in 2016 and will decline 11% over the same period, according to Digital TV Research.

It is time to take cybersecurity seriously, cable industry is warned

Cybersecurity is emerging as a key industry theme, and at ANGA COM this week media owners and network operators were told to proactively manage threats – something that requires security audits, better device testing and staff training. The HBO and Sony data and content hacks grabbed headlines, but nobody hears about the 67,000 thwarted DoS attacks and 15,000 malware attacks that were recorded by one telco in one month recently.

PwC: Global OTT revenue to almost double by 2023

Global OTT revenue will almost double by 2023 as the advent of 5G mobile connectivity gives rise to new streaming service bundles, according to PwC’s Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2019–2023 report.

First ever ‘productized’ RDK set-top box solution will boost time-to-market

The RDK Lab Accelerator is a reference integration that can be used for testing and development but also for commercial launches. It combines an ARRIS UHD IP set-top box and the Metrological App Store, giving operators access to a wide range of onboarded streaming apps. This configuration enables launches that take less than six months, and multiple customers will deploy this year, including a telco.

Inside Video Tech: Vecima Networks

In this week's Inside Video Tech, Vecima Networks' Senior Vice President of Product and Marketing, Ryan Nicometo, discusses the company's evolution, its acquisition of video software company Concurrent Technology last year and competition in the video-tech space.

Ampere Analysis predicts likely uptake of Disney+

More than fifth of US households are likely to subscribe to Disney+, according to consumer research carried out by Qriously for Ampere Analysis, with households with children identifies as the “key” demographic for Disney’s forthcoming streaming service.

TCL becomes North America’s top TV vendor for first time in Q1

TCL became the top TV vendor in North America by units shipped for the first time ever during Q1 2019, according to IHS Markit stats. TCL’s TV shipments increased by 112% year-on-year, putting it ahead of previous market leader Samsung.

SVOD subscriptions to climb by 119m globally in 2019

The number of SVOD subscriptions will climb by 119 million globally this year to reach 628 million, before hitting a total of 947 million in 2024, according to Digital TV Research.

Interview: Viacom18 CEO Sudhanshu Vats discusses digital growth

Viacom18's CEO and Managing Director, Sudhanshu Vats, discusses the company's digital strategy, international expansion plans for its over-the-top service Voot, and the growth potential for its home market of India in this exclusive interview.

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