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The latest research from Ampere Analysis confirms the growing global demand for movies, despite radical changes in the entertainment industry. Global consumer spending on movies has grown by nearly 30% over the past decade, encompassing theatrical/cinema, home entertainment*, premium pay TV and subscription OTT. And most film fans use more than one way to consume movies.  

The main drivers of the market’s ongoing expansion are theatrical – with notable growth in Asia compensating for declines

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BBC iPlayer has broken 4 billion requests to stream programmes for the first time ever, ending the year with an all-time record high of 4.4 billion requests.

The 2019 performance is up around 12 per cent on the previous year.*

December was BBC iPlayer’s best month of all time, achieving a record-high 447 million requests in total. The top episode of the month was the returning Christmas special of Gavin and Stacey, which recorded

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The Over-the-Top (OTT) video market will surpass US$200 billion by 2024, with 90% of that value fueled by subscription and advertising revenue, according to a new report by global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research.

New services like Disney+ and Apple TV+, coupled with aggressive pricing and packaging, and continued expansion by incumbents are pushing the Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) market to new heights. Subscriptions in the Asia-Pacific region have grown significantly, driven

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New research from Parks Associates finds that TV sets still dominate home entertainment, accounting for over one-half of all video consumed by US broadband households each week. 360 View: Digital Media and Connected Consumers reveals consumers report spending on average nearly 20 hours per week watching video on a TV, compared to nearly four hours on a mobile phone. Consumers also increased the total amount of time spent watching video from 2018 to 2019, a

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With impressions increasing nearly 60 percent year over year, connected TV (CTV) advertising now accounts for nearly half of impressions served, reveals the latest Video Benchmark Report from Extreme Reach (ER), the complete creative asset management solution for the ad industry. Based on Q1 2019 performance metrics from the company’s platform, AdBridge™, and specifically its proprietary video ad server, the report highlights the massive impact of CTV on multiple aspects of digital advertising.

The CTV-driven

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TVSquared, a leader in TV attribution, released the findings of its 2019 Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) TV Advertising Performance report. DTC brands are one of the fastest growing groups of TV advertisers, devoting $3.8 billion in media spend to it last year alone. TVSquared’s report uncovers the TV buy elements that are driving response, spanning creative lengths, KPIs, programming genres, dayparts and days of week.

TVSquared analyzed 15 months of performance data and $138 million

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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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