In this week of Simplestream 6 shows a general decline on pay-TV households, while SVoD-only and pay-TV/SVoD combinations increases.

  1. Households with pay-TV/SVoD combos increasing

The proportion of households combining pay-TV, premium channel and SVoD services has increased four points in the last 12 months, as has the proportion of SVoD-only households. Pay-TV-only households are down four points.


  1. Netflix slips, and disappoints investors

Globally, Netflix added 2.7 million subs in the April-June period, well down on consensus expectations of 5 million. However, plenty of overnight comments have pointed out that the streaming company managed almost 10 million subscribers in Q1, a 12-year record.


  1. Britbox launch confirmed for Q4

The venture will be controlled by ITV, who will have a 90% equity stake, the BBC will hold 10%. The BBC has an option to acquire additional shares over time up to 25% in total and ITV will have the ability to bring additional investors on board, leaving the door open for he publicly-owned Channel 4, and potentially Viacom’s Channel 5.


  1. OTT closes in on pay-TV

Spain’s three biggest streaming TV platforms – Netflix, HBO and Prime Video – have reached a combined 6 million subscribers according to the CNMC, nearing the same number as the 6.9 million who have a traditional pay-TV subscription with one of the three main operators – Movistar, Orange and Vodafone.


  1. South Africa vows fast action on digital TV

The plan would “deal with the swift release of the high-demand spectrum needed for the roll-out of broadband and effective DTT (digital terrestrial TV) migration,” the minister confirmed.


  1. Netflix explores low cost subscription

After several months of testing, Netflix confirmed its first mobile screen plan will launch in India during Q3.