Figures from USwitch suggest UK viewers are watching an extra 170 hours of streaming content a week than before lockdown. Almost half (47 per cent) said they were watching a higher proportion of streamed TV and films, with most people watching double the amount they usually do. The figures are […]Read More
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Pointing to the successful launch of Disney+, a new report said there is still room for new players in the crowded streaming market. The report, from Apptopia and Braze, said that partly because of the COVID-19 pandemic, streaming sessions were up 30.7% globally. “Clearly, 2020 will be a big year […]Read More
Image copyright Netflix Video streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime now have more subscribers than traditional pay TV services in the UK, new data from Ofcom has revealed. The media regulator says British TV will have to change the way it operates if it wants to compete with […]Read More
NBC Universal also believed to be involved in discussions on how to combat Netflix and Amazon The BBC, Channel 4 and ITV have held discussions about joining forces to create a British streaming service to combat the increasing power of Netflix and Amazon in the UK. The early-stage talks, which […]Read More
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos still personally reads customer-complaint emails sent to him, even though he doesn’t reply to many of them, he said during an onstage interview Friday. Often he’ll forward those emails to the executives in charge, with a single character: a question mark. The manager who receives the […]Read More
Amazon has signed an exclusive agreement with the organisers of the US Open Tennis Championships. The five-year deal with the USTA gives the streaming service live rights to the tournament in the UK and Ireland. Prime members will have access to live matches and on demand highlights. “We are proud […]Read More
Seeing select premium networks alongside a few other channels going direct-to-consumer (DTC) with streaming services is more than a passing fad. Citing the ongoing unbundling of cable TV packages in the coming years, The Diffusion Group predicts that all “major” TV networks will introduce OTT-powered, direct-to-consumer services by 2022. That, […]Read More