Simplestream 6 - Italian video streaming market grows 52% in 2020

March 12, 2021

Italian video streaming market grows 52% in 2020

Video streaming in Italy grew by 52 per cent in January 2021 compared to the same month last year, while linear TV grew by only 11 per cent in the same period.

YouTube: “Viewers leaving behind traditional primetime”

In December 2020, over 120 million people in the US streamed YouTube to their TV screens, according to a blog post from Neal Mohan, Chief Product Officer at YouTube.

Netflix clamps down on password sharing

Netflix is testing a feature that asks viewers if they live in the same household as a subscriber, in a move that would seem to signal a crackdown on the widespread practice of sharing passwords among friends and family.

Analyst: ‘SVoD landscape increasingly fragmented’

Analyst firm Futuresource Consulting’s latest Living with Digital survey, in field in December 2020, has once again highlighted the continued upwards trajectory of digital video uptake in H2 2020, after an already impressive and partly pandemic-fuelled first half.

Brits watching TV 4.1hrs daily

LG Electronics UK has shared the results of a new nationwide study which explores the British public’s spending and saving habits during lockdown, revealing the cost-per-use of everyday items.

Racing TV debuts timing data for Cheltenham Festival

For the first time, live, in-race timing information will be broadcast on-screen and published online for the Cheltenham Festival next week – thanks to Racecourse Media Group’s (RMG) new tracking service.