Subscribers to OTT services spend more per month renting and buying video downloads than the average household, which contributes to the success of Amazon’s business model of integrating transactional services with its Amazon Prime subscription service.
Binge watching may be the new normal, but in 2014 a surprising number of people are willing to get off the couch for all that TV viewing.
Big box-office titles, new releases, and franchise movies are the most streamed movie content on SVOD services such as Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.
The global number of connected TV devices is set to grow from an average of just 0.5 per household in 2013 to 1.0 per household by 2017, according to Strategy Analytics.
One our of every four Dutch viewers watch tablet TV, according to the Trends in Digitale Media study from GfK.
More than 1.7 billion devices capable of accessing OTT broadband content such as Netflix and Hulu are set to ship by the end of 2013.
Telcos and cable operators are investing heavily in their networks to upgrade their subscribers to bundles (triple-play or double-play).
Stats show that 24% of 16-24s download a TV series and binge watch entire seasons in one sitting, according to a report from Voxburner.
Samsung looks to have won the battle to become the dominant proprietary smart TV platform, with a UK 2013 market share expected to exceed 51%.
“Viewing habits are quickly evolving and connected TV is going mainstream,” according to Eric Berger, EVP of digital networks, Sony Pictures Television and general manager, Crackle.