WATCH VIDEO. Within the next five years, viewership hours of live-linear streaming over-the-top (OTT) video will surpass those of traditional broadcast TV, according to close to 70% of respondents in the 2017 OTT Video Services Study by Level 3 Communications, Streaming Media and Unisphere Research.
YouTube accounted for most traffic on Telenor’s mobile network in Norway during Easter.
According to the NPD Connected Intelligence Connected Home Forecast, by the end of 2019, 238 million installed devices are expected to be connected to the internet and able to deliver apps to TVs, representing 59% growth from 2015 to 2019.
59% of pay-TV subscribers in US broadband households are bothered by the fact that advertisers use their personal viewing data to push personalized ads to them, according to Parks Associates.
The major SAARC countries (India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka) plus Myanmar will see their pay-TV market doubled by 2021, to reach US$ 16 billion compared to just US$ 8 billion in 2016, according to Dataxis.
The pay-TV market in the Middle East and North Africa saw record growth in 2016 despite harsh economic conditions, according to new analysis released by IHS Markit.
The number of pay-TV subs in North America is predicted to fall by 10 million by 2022.
The interest for e-sports and gaming is growing rapidly in Sweden. An increasing number of consumers are drawn to this type of online content. Almost 400,000 Swedes watch e-sports or gaming daily, making it considerably more popular than traditional sports online.
A new online consumer piracy survey from Irdeto found that over half of respondents polled in MENA – 59% in Egypt and 53% in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – admitted to watching pirated video content.
Mexico overtook Brazil in 2016 to become Latin America’s largest pay-TV market, despite Brazil having twice as many TV households.