In this week of Simplestream 6 shows a general decline on pay-TV households, while SVoD-only and pay-TV/SVoD combinations increases.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After several months of testing, Netflix confirmed its first mobile screen plan will launch in India during Q3.