In the first nine months of 2021, the share of smart TVs and Ultra HD TVs (UHD) in terms of the overall market continued to rise in Germany.
Global SVOD subscriptions will increase by 491 million between 2021 and 2026 to reach 1.64 billion, according to Digital TV Research.
Germany will overtake the UK in terms of SVOD subscriptions in 2025 and will have a total of 52 million the following year.
Two new reports by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) conclude that a 5G Broadcast system could be safely introduced alongside existing DTT in the contested UHF band, and that existing broadcast towers could be used to significantly enhance the coverage and minimise the cost of rollout of this new technology.
Eastern Europe is forecast to have 47 million SVOD subscriptions by 2026, or more than double the 22 million at the end of this year.
For Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, the streaming market has not reached its saturation point “by far”.
Asia Pacific will have 698 million SVOD subscriptions by 2026, up from 502 million at the end of this year.
Latin America will have 131 million SVOD subscriptions by 2026, up from 76 million at the end of this year.
A new Ampere Analysis report has found only one in three sports fans have access to premium sports channels.
Gross SVOD subscriptions – for movies, linear channels and TV episodes, though excluding other platforms such as sport – in the US will climb by 33% from 338 million at the end of this year to 450 million in 2026.