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SVOD in Latin America will be a game of three

The SVOD OTT market in Latin America accelerated its growth and by 2025 it is expected to reach 131 million paid accounts in service, more than three times its volume in 2019. This expansion will dilute the broad dominance of Netflix but the platform should not lose its leadership. The...

The French FTTH market keeps increasing at a fast pace despite the pandemic

The number of FTTH connections in France has experienced a massive growth over the last few months. Indeed, more than 600,000 new subscribers have been connected to the optical fiber network from April to June 2020, despite the country being in lockdown for most of the quarter. At the end...

The US OTT streaming devices market is becoming increasingly competitive

The US streaming sticks market has been facing a tremendous growth over the last two years. The number of active connected streaming sticks has jumped from 70 million in June 2018 to nearly 100 million devices in use as of June 2020, following latest Dataxis’ research. Historically dominated by Amazon...

Russian OTT players are strengthening their positions in the CIS markets

Russian OTT players in the CIS markets have experienced an unprecendented viewing explosion during last spring’s lockdown, enabling them to significantly grow their paying subscriber base. During this period, all major streaming services enabled new users to temporarily access content for much lower fees, or even for free. This enabled...

Acon is positioned as a consolidator in Brazil

In Brazil, broadband is the only fixed service that has not stopped growing. This phenomenon is sustained by several dozen small operators focused on fiber development. In that great dispersion, at Q2 2020, only two players had exceeded the 300,000 accesses mark: Brisanet and Acon. There is a lot of...

The Smart TV, a strategic screen for linear OTT platforms

Smart TV sets installed base and sales data show continued growth even in mature markets such as Western European countries. This trend is an opportunity for OTT actors, which can gain access to the TV screen at no additional cost for the user, and with greater possibilities compared to a...

Indian SVOD market is booming

The Indian SVOD market has been facing tremendous growth over the last years. Since 2016, the market has almost doubled every year, and is expected to experiment double-digit growth rates in the next five years. Mainly dominated by the domestic actor Hotstar – acquired by Disney in 2019 through the...

Chinese OTT giants iQIYI and WeTV retain 70% of paying VOD services subscribers

iQIYI and WeTV, respectively operated by Chinese tech giants Baidu and Tencent, claimed a cumulated amount of 217 million paying subscribers at the end of Q2 2020 in China. This represents a 5% drop compared to Q1 2020 which is due to iQIYI losing almost 14 million subscribers over the...

Conflicts between Polish OTT TV services and TV broadcasters over must-carry rules

The broadcasters have disagreed with this practice repeatedly, TVP’s board member Jacek Kurski calling it “theft” in a recent interview. This position is intriguing coming from a public broadcaster, but it is part of a broader fight for audience as TVP operates its own OTT service, which competes with Play...

OTT growth in Q2 2020 in the MENA region

In the past three quarters, the COVID-19 outbreak and decline in oil prices have caused severe impacts to MENA countries’ economic activity and trade. For television, the lockdown has fueled new habits in viewing and content consumption. Faced with an attractive pan Arab FTA market led by giants such as...
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