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Released today, a new global report from Grabyo has found video audiences are watching on social media and online streaming services more often than pay-TV services in all major markets except the UK.

The report surveyed over 9,600 people across the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Australia, and the United States.

The majority of consumers still watch video most regularly on free-to-air TV, with social media viewing coming in second. The global video market is

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CANAL+ Group has announced the acquisition of M7, one of the largest independent pay-TV companies in Europe operating in Benelux and Central Europe. M7 is owned by Astorg, a leading European private equity firm. This acquisition is subject to the European Commission’s approval.

M7 is an aggregator and distributor of local and international channels via satellite and OTT platforms. It has developed a presence in the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania

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The top 10 service providers in the United States collectively lost over one-and-a-quarter million television subscribers in the first quarter of 2019, as reported by the informitv Multiscreen Index.

AT&T moved to the top of the table, with 22.36 million premium television subscribers in the United States, as it now combines the results for DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse. It also sustained the greatest subscriber losses, shedding 544,000 premium customers, and a further 89,000 from

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Tata Sky, India’s leading content distribution platform, has introduced a new feature that enables personalized content recommendation on Tata Sky Mobile App (iOS/Android) and Watch.tatasky.com. Tata Sky is using personalized content discovery and recommendations from ThinkAnalytics™.

Tata Sky chose the ThinkAnalytics solution to enable an experience where users can quickly and easily find content online and on mobile devices, boosting overall viewer engagement. The experience is personalized through the use of ThinkAnalytics’ AI

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Vodafone Germany has launched Giga TV, a new OTT service, marketed at its 7.6 million TV customers in the country. Giga TV, which costs EUR 9.99 a month for the first year, is offered without the need to for broadband or fixed line packages. It contains 47 TV channels (20 of which are free-to-air) as well as 98 SD channels (73 free to air), access to a video library containing 3,000 movies and a TVOD

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Consumer spend on video entertainment in Australia is expected to grow 3% in 2019 to AU $5.3 billion, according to the latest video entertainment report from Futuresource Consulting. This growth is to be helped by an uplift at the box office and with SVOD uptake continuing to impress. By the end of 2018, Australia is set to be the first country to see the number of SVOD households overtake those of Pay-TV in any

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