Digital TV News: Disney+

Omdia sees surging SVOD growth in Central and Eastern Europe
Jun 12, 2024 – Data from Omdia reveals that ~25% of SVOD subscriptions in Central and Eastern Europe originate from pay TV and telco bundles. Such indirect additions will drive SVOD growth in the region until 2028.
News categories: Omdia, Maria Rua Aguete, Adam Thomas, Digital TV, Europe, Market Research, Streaming

Apple Vision Pro arrives in new countries and regions
Jun 10, 2024 – Apple Vision Pro will be available in China mainland, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore from June 28. In Australia, Canada, France, Germany and the UK the device will be available from July 12.
News categories: Apple, Tim Cook, Asia, Digital TV, Europe, Metaverse

Disney adds interactive ad formats powered by Brightline and KERV
Jun 13, 2024 – Disney has added new interactive advertising formats including advergaming and shoppable CTV ads, powered by Brightline and KERV Interactive, respectively.
News categories: KERV, Brightline, Disney, Marika Roque, Michael Bologna, Jamie Power, Advertising, Digital TV, Streaming, USA, UX

Europeans now spend almost €700 on subscriptions every year
Jun 12, 2024 – According to a survey from Bango, European subscribers are now spending an average of €696 on subscription apps and services every year — on top of standard bills such as TV, phone, and internet.
News categories: Bango, Paul Larbey, Digital TV, Europe, Market Research, Streaming

Barb releases Q1 2024 SVOD data from its Establishment Survey
Jun 3, 2024 – Barb has released data from its Establishment Survey showing that 19.5m UK homes (67.9%) had access to an SVOD service in Q1 2024, an increase from 18.8m UK homes (65.4%) in Q4 2023.
News categories: Barb, Doug Whelpdale, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, UK

Belgium's BASE adds broadband and TV to mobile offer
Jun 3, 2024 – BASE has announced that from June 3rd, it will be adding a fixed Internet offer (BASE Internet) and a TV offer (BASE TV) to its existing mobile offering (BASE mobile).
News categories: BASE, Telenet, Gérald Demortier, John Porter, Belgium, Broadband, Digital TV, IPTV, Set Top Box

Prime Video has lowest churn rate in North America at 8%
Jun 30, 2024 – Parks Associates has updated its Streaming Video Tracker. Data from the quarterly survey of 8,000 North American internet households shows that Prime Video has the lowest churn rate at 8%.
News categories: Parks Associates, Eric Sorensen, Digital TV, Market Research, North America, Streaming

ZTE launches soundbar STB powered by Android TV
May 30, 2024 – ZTE (0763.HK/000063.SZ) unveiled a soundbar set-top box (STB) powered by Android TV at BroadcastAsia 2024. The STB also integrates Dolby Atmos immersive audio technology.
News categories: ZTE, Dolby, Android TV, Asia, BroadcastAsia, Digital TV, Set Top Box, UX

India's SVOD market to generate $2.1 billion in 2028
May 29, 2024 – GlobalData expects SVOD revenue in India to grow at a CAGR of 6.7% from $1.5bn in 2023 to $2.1 billion in 2028, driven by healthy growth in subscriptions and unique household penetration.
News categories: GlobalData, Hrushikesh Mahananda, Digital TV, India, Market Research, Streaming