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 Germany on March 24, 2020, is already attracting strong interest.
More churn, password sharing and illegal streaming: The UK video-on-demand (VOD) market could face major changes with the launch of Disney+.
What effect will the biggest wave of change in the video-on-demand (VOD) market since the launch of Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have in the UK?
Although Amazon Prime Video has more customers in Germany than Netflix, Netflix still leads the way in terms of actual usage.
Swiss media users are consuming an increasing amount of content via the internet.
Exclusive productions are extremely popular among VOD users in the UK, especially those made by the leading streaming providers Amazon and Netflix.
1.9 million people in Germany regularly use illegal live TV signals, causing a loss of more than €430 million per year for media companies.
Paid-for video-on-demand (VOD) services have reached the mass market in Germany: At the end of 2017, 18% of all households were subscribing to at least one Pay-VOD service.
The German media authorities have jointly with industry associations, cable operators and TV broadcasters founded the initiative Digitales Kabel to accompany the transition to sole digital TV distribution on German cable networks.