The reality format, for so long a staple of linear TV channels, is beginning to take a hold on subscription video on demand platforms.
A study by the regulator Ofcom into viewer expectations in the digital world has found confusion over the rules that apply to online catch-up and subscription services where the platforms have access to programmes previously shown on broadcast TV.
The Asia Pacific pay-TV sector is the most vibrant in the world, with subscribers forecast to increase by 45 million and revenues up by $1.40 billion over the next five years.
The providers of paid-for and advertising-financed streaming services in Germany generated a total turnover of €3.6 billion in 2019.
Disney+, which will launch in many European countries on March 24, 2020, has a user experience equal to Amazon Prime Video, but still clearly lags behind industry leader Netflix.
Latin America will have 81 million SVOD subscriptions by 2025, or almost double the 42 million recorded at the end of 2019.
The Latin American pay-TV sector lost 4 million subscribers in 2019 due to recession.
2019 was a defining year for the German TV and video market, with mass market resistance to premium digital video finally falling away and paving the way for this month’s launch of Disney+.
The number of SVOD subscriptions for movies, linear channels and TV episodes, though excluding other platforms such as sports services, in the US will climb from 199 million last year to 307 million by 2025.
German technology company Rohde & Schwarz, together with its partners Cellnex and Spinner, will demonstrate live broadcast and multicast capabilities over 5G in Barcelona, Spain.