A huge drop in DVD sales follows the revelations out of the 2019 Media Nations report from Ofcom seeming to agree with the assertion that the UK is a now a Nation of Streamers.

  1. UK consumers switch to online streaming en masse

Sales of DVDs, CDs and video games plunged by almost a fifth in the three months to the end of June, as consumers ditch physical products for online streaming.

 

  1. The sports streaming landscape, mapped

The battle to become the next big sports streamer is underway, but unlike the entertainment streaming wars, there isn’t a single dominant incumbent that’s captured U.S. market share.

 

  1. NBA, Twitch announce deal for digital rights to USA Basketball

The National Basketball Association on Tuesday said that Amazon.com Inc’s Twitch would be its exclusive digital partner for streaming USA Basketball games globally through 2020.

 

  1. Streaming service BritBox focuses on older audiences with its content as 60% of its 650K subscribers are 45+, which has helped keep churn low.

Traditional TV has clung to older audiences as younger viewers increasingly switch to streaming. However, older viewers are also streaming shows and movies on TV, and this demographic may be especially important for subscription-based services to weather the streaming video war.

 

  1. Netflix launches Rs 199 ($2.8) mobile-only monthly plan in India

Netflix has a new plan to win users in India: make the entry point to its service incredibly cheap. The streaming giant today introduced a low-priced mobile tier in the country that costs Rs 199 ($2.8) per month in a bid to take on Disney, Amazon and dozens of other aggressively priced competitors in the country.

 

  1. Research: Free trials influence over half of OTT subs

Parks Associates research finds that over 50 per cent of US broadband households that subscribed to an OTT video service within the past year indicate that the service trial played a key role in their subscription decision.