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  1. ‘SVoD sees huge growth in UK production’

The number of loans taken by SMEs to fund new TV series such as Top Boy, Sex Education and The Crown has increased by 93 per cent, and funding for new films by over a third (37 per cent) compared to 2018, as home grown production companies expand to keep up with demand.

 

  1. Original content vital for SVoD differentiation

With major services such as Apple TV+, Disney+, and HBO Max hitting the DTC market, competitive dynamics will rapidly evolve. These new entrants will have a major impact on Internet-based entertainment, in general, and on the importance of original programming, in particular.

 

  1. Online sources preferred for favourite shows

TV consumers who have discovered a new favourite show in the past year are almost twice as likely to watch it online than from a pay-TV set-top box.

 

  1. Eleven Sports lets fans ‘Watch Together’ with Belgian stars

Watch Together enables fans to watch live sporting action together with friends and family in the same online space at the same time, sharing the emotions of a matchday.

 

  1. 25% UK consumers plan to subscribe to Disney+

Additionally, 60 per cent of the 1000 UK consumers surveyed said they plan to keep their existing video streaming subscriptions (e.g. Netflix, Sky’s Now TV and Amazon Prime Video) even after the launch of Apple TV+ and Disney+.

 

  1. CTV generates twice as many video ad impressions as mobile, study says

CTV ad revenue in the U.S. is forecast to grow 66% to $47.8 billion by 2023 from $28.8 billion last year, per Digital TV Research data cited by Extreme Reach.