2 / 02 / 17
Video crucial component in halting decline of mobile contract value

Mobile product lines have lost substantially more value per customer than their fixed counterparts over the past decade. Operators should now be thinking about how fixed content strategies can be adapted to protect the value of mobile customers.

26 / 01 / 17

  Fixed Line Telephony, Mobile Telephony , Broadband access, Programming, Pay TV

  Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, UK

  Sky

Content and OTT key to Sky's future growth

The potential combination with 21st Century Fox and content synergies were brought into sharp focus as Sky revealed its results for the six months ending December 2016.

25 / 01 / 17

  TVoD

New-title halo effect: quantifying the boost to older franchise movies

We often observe a surge in the average chart ranking of a film around the time of release of its sequel. This is, in part, due to vendors dropping the price of the original film but has much more to do with nostalgia.

19 / 01 / 17

  TVoD, OTT, VoD

  Central & Eastern Europe, North America, Western Europe

It's Official: Die Hard is a Christmas film

Ampere solves the long-running debate over whether Die Hard is really a Christmas film

9 / 01 / 17

  SVoD

  France

  Vivendi, SFR

The French VoD paradox

France Télévisions looks set to become the latest entrant to the French Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) market with news that the broadcaster is working on launch of a new service this year. But France is a challenging market for SVoD...

3 / 01 / 17

  Content

  North America, Western Europe

  YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat

Social media video platforms driving viewing screen shift

The ascent of youth-driven social media video platforms is changing the way people engage with video with huge implications for content producers.

22 / 12 / 16

  Pay TV

  Germany, Austria, Italy, Ireland, UK

  Sky

The effects of currency devaluation in Fox's purchase of Sky

21st Century Fox has made an offer to purchase the 61% of Sky that it does not already own for £11.7bn, over two years after having sold its stake in both Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland to BSkyB.

14 / 12 / 16

  SVoD

  UK, USA

  ITV

BritBox - The market for British TV shows on US SVoD

British broadcasters ITV and the BBC have announced a joint on-demand subscription VoD service in the USA, BritBox, to be made available from the first quarter of 2016.

5 / 12 / 16

  Sports Rights

  English Premier League

Premier League international rights: have we peaked yet?

The latest international TV rights deal for the Premier League let many commenters wonder if some people had lost their minds. Indeed, at $230m per season, the Chinese PPTV’s 2019-2022 deal is worth more than ten times its predecessor.

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