Fears over streaming content as Indian Supreme Court rules in favour of screening mechanism – Digital TV Europe
Tensions have arisen between foreign streaming services and the Hindu-based Modi government (2014- ), due to their capacity to air free of censorship. Netflix was subjected to calls for censorship over its TV series A Suitable Boy (2020- ), while Amazon Prime Video had to issue an apology over its political drama Tandav (2021) for allegedly offending Hindu beliefs. Meanwhile, the Latin American SVOD market to double within five years, led by Netflix, Amazon and Disney+, with Claro Video the largest expected local player, reports Digital TV Europe.
Game streaming and e-sports to grow to US$3.5 billion by 2025 – Digital TV Europe
The growth in value will complement an increasing viewer base. Juniper estimates that there will be over 1 billion e-sports and games viewers by 2025, increasing from 800 million viewers by the end of 2021.
FuboTV Hits 548K Subs in Q4, Up 73% | Next TV
Revenue from subscriptions was up 91% in the fourth quarter to $91.4 million, while advertising sales increased 157% to $13.1 million.
Sony PlayStation moves further away from video | FierceVideo
Starting August 31, 2021, the PlayStation Store will no longer offer movie and TV purchases and rentals. When this change takes effect, users will still be able to access movie and TV content they have purchased through PlayStation Store for on-demand playback on their PS4, PS5 and mobile devices.
Australian pay TV set for decline – Digital TV Europe
According to GlobalData, the total pay TV services revenue in the country will drop from US$2.4 billion in 2020 to US$2.1 billion in 2025, representing a CAGR of -2.6%. The report says that this decline will come as a result of continued drops in cable TV and DTH subscriptions. The firm predicts that cable TV and DTH subscriptions will decline at a CAGR of 10% and 7%, respectively, between 2020 and 2025 due to ever-increasing cord-cutting. This practice, along with a decline in ARPU levels across all pay-TV service segments will also hurt the overall pay TV revenues over the forecast period.
CPO Neal Mohan: 41% of AVOD Consumption Happens on YouTube – Media Play News
The executive claims 70% of YouTube viewers have purchased products advertised on the platform. Last December, more than 120 million people in the U.S. streamed YouTube or YouTube TV on their TV screens.
Fox’s Tubi Made Millions With Reruns. Now It Wants Original Programming – BNN Bloomberg
Tubi will start off by focusing on original movies, but has discussed spending as much as $4 million an episode on new TV series, according to people familiar with the plans. The company is still talking to advertisers about partnerships for its first slate of programs, said the people, who asked not to be identified because plans haven’t been announced.
AVOD Platforms Forecast To Grow To $18 Billion By 2025 03/09/2021 (mediapost.com)
In 2025, the analysis company projects that of the nearly $18 billion for AVOD, $5.3 billion will go for Hulu; $4.4 billion for Roku; $2.3 billion each for Peacock and Pluto; $1.9 billion for Tubi; and $500 million for HBO Max (an ad option yet to start.)