Simplestream 6 - Record year for UK TV market

May 14, 2021

Record year for UK TV market

The Digital TV Group (DTG), the centre for UK digital TV, has published the full findings of its national TV trends survey in the annual State of the Nation report, which indicate a record-breaking year for sales and subscriptions.

Sports viewing shifting to online

Findings from target audience company GWI’s new data set, GWI Sports, indicate that consumers are increasingly turning to streaming services to watch sports events.

Brits streaming 2 working days a week

Almost one in five (19 per cent) Brits now spend over 16 hours – or the equivalent of two working days – watching streaming services every week, yet a quarter (25 per cent) aren’t prepared to pay for the privilege, according to findings from digital advertising technology company The Trade Desk’s latest report, The Future of TV, which reveals a growing reluctance amongst UK consumers to part with their pennies, despite almost six in ten (58 per cent) claiming they’re watching more streaming or catch-up content since the pandemic began.

Disney+ subs growth slows

Disney+, the SVoD service which has been a shining beacon for the company during the pandemic as its theme parks took huge hits, ended the quarter with 103.6 million subscribers, compared with 94.9 million on January 2nd. Analysts expected closer to 110 million subscribers.

Jungle Cruise heading to Disney+ and cinemas

Disney’s much delayed Jungle Cruise movie will debut on Disney+ with ‘Premier Access’ on July 30th – the same day it will land in cinemas.

Friends: The Reunion airs May 27 on HBO Max

HBO Max will debut Friends: The Reunion special on May 27th the one-year anniversary of streaming service’s launch.