What a week! Two Simplestream releases right before IBC. Did we mention we’re going to be at IBC? We’re going to be at IBC! Come say hi, Hall 14, F04.

  1. Simplestream builds OTT platform for Channel 4 Paralympics

Simplestream has built an ‘accessible’ video platform and responsive website for Channel 4’s online coverage of Para Sport and Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.


  1. SIS deploys Simplestream to assist global live racing

The company was said to have chosen Simplestream’s Media Manager primarily because the cloud-based solution had ‘proven, flexible, high-quality’ technology and able to meet its requirement for low latency, security and redundancy, absolutely essential within the context of critical of sports betting. The solution will also see use in controlling costs by enabling SIS to configure CDN delivery for each customer.


  1. Global SVOD subscriptions to double

The number of gross SVOD subscriptions will increase by 91% – or 462 million – between 2018 and 2024 to reach 970 million. The total will climb by 124 million in 2019 alone.


  1. 3% of Americans will view content via OTT subscriptions in 2019; Netflix to lose market share to Hulu and Amazon Prime Video over next few years

According to eMarketer’s latest forecast on U.S. over-the-top (OTT) users, Netflix is projected to lose market share to competitors over the next several years as rivals such as Hulu and Amazon Prime Video steal share. This year, 182.5 million people in the U.S. will view content via subscription (OTT) services, representing 55.3% of the population.


  1. Disney+ to allow unlimited offline viewing on any number of devices, 4 simultaneous streams, and up to 7 profiles, will have a unique UI for kids, and more

While the company has been quite tight-lipped up Disney+, today, they gave out a boatload of information, answering questions that fans and industry experts had been curious about.


  1. Popular titles of huge importance to SVoD services

A single title can greatly impact interest and subscriptions numbers of a service. This was especially apparent during Q2 when HBO Nordic saw an increase in subscribers as a result of several strong titles.