The German video market stepped up its dynamic transition in 2018, driven by subscription spending.
Europe will have 262 million TV subscriptions by the end of 2018; up from 205 million at end-2015. Western Europe has had the most growth.
Netflix and Amazon Prime dominate the German SVOD market in terms of subscriber numbers and recorded strong growth in the third quarter of 2018.
German movie and TV production company UFA has launched a subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service at the occasion of its 100-year anniversary.
Much has been discussed about SVOD’s impact on the traditional pay-TV sector. Several observers declared that SVOD would kill pay-TV.
North America will have 112 million SVOD subscribers [for movie and TV services only – excluding sports, for example] by end-2016, up by 19 million on 2015.
French media company Vivendi will shut down its German subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service Watchever on December 31, 2016.
New research from the EBU’s Media Intelligence Service shows that SVOD subscribers in Europe grew 56% in just one year between 2014 and 2015, and are expected to reach 50 million homes by 2020.
German media company ProSiebenSat.1 has revamped its video-on-demand (VOD) service maxdome 10 years after its launch to differentiate it more strongly from competitors including Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Watchever and Sky Online.
French media company Trace will launch an international subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service in June 2016.