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Eurosport VOD service included in Amazon channels list 21 August 2017

In Germany and Austria, Eurosport Player is joining the Amazon Channels list. This move will bring live sports including Bundesliga football to the platform. Discovery Communications built on an existing partnership which has seen both Eurosport Player and Discovery being launched on Amazon Channels in UK. Amazon channels also have the rights to Grand Slam …

Free VOD service launched by RTL in Germany 31 July 2017

A new free-of-charge, ad-funded multiscreen (video-on-demand) VOD service Watchbox has been launched by RTL Deutschland. It replaces Clipfish and offers more than 1,000 movies and more than 3,000 series episodes. The line-up will be constantly updated. RTL claims to have exceptional content and creative topic collections as an alternative to fee-based video streaming services. Watchbox …

Waipu.tv signs more than 260,000 households for its IPTV Service 13 July 2017

Ever since its launch 9 months ago, more than 50,000 households have opted for Germany based Waipu.tv’s paid packages. As per a survey conducted by Waipu, more than half a million people have already subscribed to the service taking into consideration multiple members of each household. Users of Waipu.tv have watched around 4.5 million hours …

Cord cutting – History, Current Scenario and What to expect in the future 04 July 2017

Cutting the cord or canceling your cable or satellite TV service in favor of a streaming service seems to be the trending topic these days. Cord-cutting is an actual phenomenon. It implies dumping a traditional TV subscription or cable service to switch over to a streaming service to consume your content or watch TV programs …

Blackpills launches in Spain 04 July 2017

Blackpills which is France’s media start-up focuses on mobile-ready, short video content for millennials has started in Spain. Apart from France, blackpills which is positioned as a disruptive media platform aimed at mobile consumers that consists of mostly millennials as well as Gen z, will also be released in the UK, Italy and Germany in …

One third of all EU TV, VOD services are focused on foreign markets 28 June 2017

According to a research from the European Audiovisual Observatory, an increasing number of audiovisual media services from the European Union are looking to expand to foreign markets. The aim of this report is to focus on providing an overview of the European audiovisual media landscape that seeks to map linear and on-demand services and their …

Online VOD services watched by approximately 30% Germans 27 June 2017

According to a survey by digital association Bitkom, 3 out of 10 Germans that are 14 or older (29%) watch films and series on platforms like Amazon Prime Video, Apple iTunes, Google Play, Netflix, Maxdome or Sky Online. That’s a rise of 25% from a year ago. Short form videos on social media platforms like …

VOD market in Europe growing at 17% each year – ITMedia Consulting 09 June 2017

According to Italian research firm ITMedia Consulting, the European VOD market as per 2017-2020 estimates will grow by an average of 17% each year with its current worth being €4.2 billion which is expected to reach until €6.7 billion in 2020. Subscription Video-On-Demand (SVOD) services will increase whereas Transactional Video on Demand (TVOD) will have …

Global broadband speeds go up by 15%, beneficial for video streaming providers 02 June 2017

Global average broadband speeds have seen an unprecedented 15% rise in the past year which is great for OTT and IPTV providers. Broadband connections now have an average speed of 7.2Mbps. In 96 of the 149 countries/regions that Akamai tracks, a speed increase was noticed. South Korea with an average of 28.6Mbps held the top …

Western Europe consumer spending driven by Online Video growth 22 May 2017

IHS Markit, research firm expects home video consumer spending in Western Europe to increase with a CAGR of 3.5% per year and estimates that by 2020, it will reach €8.7 billion. Reaching €7.9 billion, the market demonstrated a great expansion over 2016 at 2.6 percent. Physical videodisc, paid-for online video (electronic sell-through or EST and …

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