It’s warming up this summer as the pressure builds for IBC. I can’t wait, can you wait? There’s still time to book a meeting!

  1. Love Nature comes to Sky

Under the terms of the multi-year deal between Sky and Blue Ant Media, Love Nature content will be available to all Sky customers on demand and on NOW TV later this year. Love Nature will also be offered on demand on Sky in Germany and Italy.

 

  1. Disney fights streaming account sharing with help from cable industry

Disney and Charter Communications are teaming up to fight account sharing in an attempt to prevent multiple people from using a single account to access streaming video services.

 

  1. Video streaming ‘killer app’ for US 5G

The 5G era is set to drive the next wave of growth in video streaming, with 78 per cent of US consumers indicating they will expand this activity as they adopt the next-generation wireless standard in smartphones and home-networking solutions, according to a survey conducted by IHS Markit Digital Orbit.

 

  1. Netflix losing US market share

This year, 182.5 million people in the US will view content via SVoD services, representing 55.3 per cent of the population. While Netflix remains the most popular subscription service, rivals such as Hulu and Amazon Prime Video are stealing share, according to the latest OTT forecast from eMarketer.

 

  1. Disney announces international launch for Disney+

The service will launch in Canada and the Netherlands in tandem with the US launch on November 12. That will be followed by a launch in Australia and New Zealand on November 19.

 

  1. November launch for Apple+

Its expected that a small selection of shows and movies will initially be introduced as the Cuppertino company gradually builds its library. This will run alongside a free trial ahead of a monthly fee of $9.99.