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Will AVOD outlast coronavirus?

If you were to cast your mind back 12 or so months, you would recall multiple news stories and think-pieces that were touting ad-supported video-on-demand – AVOD – as the way forward for the industry. The interest in AVOD platforms increased to a fever pitch throughout 2019 following Viacom’s pickup of […]

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SVOD: how much is too much?

Subscription VOD is no longer a two-horse race and is increasingly becoming a battleground for eyeballs. Oscar nominated films, prize winning TV series, the finest acting talent migrating from the big to the small screen have all helped propel SVOD into millions of UK living rooms.  Netflix and Amazon Prime […]

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BBC iPlayer enjoys most popular two days ever

The BBC said that its iPlayer service enjoyed a record day last month as it unveiled a raft of new releases. It said that on Monday March 23rd, the day of Boris Johnson’s lockdown broadcast, drove 20.4 million requests to stream programmes on the service, the first time over 20m […]

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ITV Hub viewing up 82 per cent YoY

ITV Hub viewing has increased by 82 per cent year on year, according to the broadcaster. The VoD platform’s performance results for the first three months of 2020 show a 40 per cent rise in monthly reach, alongside 80 per cent growth for the ad-free service ITV Hub plus. ITV Hub […]

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Disney Plus predicted to hit 220+ million subscribers by 2024

This prediction, if it comes true, would be almost four times Disney’s own subscriber target A leading US analyst has predicted Disney Plus could hit almost four times the company’s own target for subscribers by 2024. Analyst Michael Morris from Guggenheim Securities is predicting the new streaming service will reach […]

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YouTube sees news content viewership increase by 75%

With the world battling the coronavirus pandemic, YouTube has revealed that viewership of news content on the site has skyrocketed by 75% in recent weeks. Speaking to Bloomberg Television, the Google-owned video site’s chief product officer Neal Mohan said that viewers are “trying to consume as much information around this […]

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Changing consumption patterns during COVID19 studied by McKinsey and Co

McKinsey and Company has been tracking consumer sentiment around the world since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic, exploring the economic effects of the virus, as well as consumption patterns and media consumption. As you would expect, the research has found that consumers in most countries are delaying purchases, except for basics, […]

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Live TV viewing up 64 per cent during lockdown

The Havas Media Group COVID-19 Media Behaviours Report has found that 64 per cent of people are watching more live TV than they did before lockdown. In the past two weeks, there has been a 22 per cent net increase in people watching VoD platforms, and a 16 per cent […]

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Netflix and YouTube agree to reduce bitrate during Coronavirus crisis

Netflix and YouTube have agreed to scale down their broadcast quality in a bid to prevent the Internet slowing under the weight of additional requests during the Coronavirus crisis. It follows a discussion between Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and the European Union’s Internal Market and Services Commissioner, Thierry Breton. YouTube […]

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