The majority of Ultra HD content in Germany’s TV and video market is provided by video-on-demand (VOD) services.
Netflix provides its subscribers with more originals than its competitor Amazon, but the latter is heating up competition with high investments in its own productions.
The BBC iPlayer will be reinvented in a bid to be the “number one online TV service” in the UK by 2020, the broadcaster’s director general Lord Hall has said.
The number of SVOD [subscription video on demand] homes is forecast to reach 428 million across 200 countries by 2021, up from 177 million in 2015 and an expected 248 million by end-2016.
Netflix will remain the dominant force in Western European SVOD for the next five years.
The debut episode of the new Amazon original series The Grand Tour has become the biggest show premiere ever on Amazon Prime Video.
Amazon will charge €69 instead of €49 per year from new Amazon Prime customers in Germany from February 1, 2017.
SPI International is making hundreds of indie and arthouse films available on-demand to Amazon Prime members through FilmBox Live, a stand-alone video subscription service.
Amazon will shortly launch its Prime Video service in India, having introduced Prime in 100 cities in the country on July 26.
Revenues from SVOD services such as Netflix and Amazon are set to more than double from $14.6 billion this year to $34.6 billion in 2021.