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  1. Consumers spend 4.5hrs per day on digital entertainment

The average consumer now spends an estimated 30.73 hours per week on digital entertainment, reports MIDiA Research, an analysis, data and research company. This works out to approximately 4.5 hours per day.

 

  1. Netflix rows back from speed-up function

Netflix has insisted that a new function that enables subscribers to vary the speed at which they watch content is a test limited to mobile devices alone. Filmmakers including The Incredibles director Brad Bird and Knocked Up’s Judd Apatow have expressed concern over the functionality that is being tested on Android phones.

 

  1. Pay-TV and SVoD flourishing in Spain

The Spanish video entertainment market is continuing to show impressive growth overall, with consumer spend set to exceed €3 billion in 2019 for the first time, helped by an improving economic environment as well as rapid modernisation of digital infrastructure.

 

  1. HBO Max launches in May at $15 per month

WarnerMedia has announced a raft of new details about HBO Max, its direct-to-consumer streaming service. Launching in May of 2020, WarnerMedia will be making the service available to customers in the US for $14.99 per month (€13.5). The company is targeting 50 million domestic subscribers and 75 – 90 million premium subscribers by year-end in 2025 across the US, Latin America and Europe.

 

  1. High consumer interest for Apple TV+ in Sweden

Although Apple TV+ has not launched yet, interest for the service is high. 12 per cent of all Swedish households 15-74 years old say that they would like to gain access to the service. Still, it is much lower than the interest in market leader Netflix. Almost 23 per cent of non-subscribers say they would like access to the market leading streaming service.

 

  1. Ofcom boost for 5G roll-out

UK comms regulator Ofcom has updated proposals to release crucial airwaves to meet growing demand for mobile broadband and support the rollout of 5G.