More than half (51%) of all German households now own a smart TV set. In 2018 it was 46%, in 2017 just 42%.
In forecasting how much growth can be expected in the UK’s OTT subscription market in the next few years, one can certainly say there will be big changes in subscriber numbers, according to Mike Darcey, senior strategy advisor, MTM.
Christian family channel Bibel TV has launched a subscription-based video-on-demand service (SVOD) in Germany.
Digital TV Research forecasts 131.20 million gross SVOD subscriptions in Western Europe by 2024, doubling from 65.19 million by end-2018.
Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) continues to resonate with consumers across the globe, becoming an integral part of the video viewing lifestyle.
Bavarian media authority BLM and Amazon Instant Video Germany have settled their dispute over alleged surreptitious advertising in an episode of the series Pastewka.
The Franco-German cultural channel Arte intends to launch a European VOD platform with public broadcasters ARD, ZDF and France Télévisions.
Discovery is expanding its digital services in Italy, with the launch of Dplay Plus, a premium subscription streaming service offering content from its payTV brands Discovery Channel, Discovery Science, Animal Planet and ID.
Delegates at Friday’s CTAM Europe OTT Symposium heard how the secondary market for pay-TV content was significantly changing with the arrival of new services, and the increased involvement of platforms in content production.