Digital TV News: HBO

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

Max arrives in France and Poland
Jun 11, 2024 – Max is now live and available to watch in France and Poland, Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has announced, completing the first wave of European launches that began last month.
News categories: Warner Bros. Discovery, JB Perrette, Digital TV, France, Poland, Streaming

Cyfrowy Polsat contract pay TV RGUs down 147,000 YoY in Q1
May 22, 2024 – Cyfrowy Polsat has released results for the 3 months ended 31 March 2024. Contract pay TV RGUs decreased by 147,000 YoY to finish at 4,804 thousand. Prepaid pay TV RGUs were up 2,000 YoY to 123,000.
News categories: Cyfrowy Polsat, Digital TV, IPTV, Poland, Results, Satellite, Streaming, Subscribers

Warner Bros. Discovery adds 2 million DTC subscribers in 1Q 2024
May 9, 2024 – Warner Bros. Discovery (Nasdaq: WBD) has reported results for the quarter ended March 31, 2024. Global DTC subscribers were 99.6 million at the end of Q1, an increase of 2.0 million versus Q4.
News categories: Warner Bros. Discovery, David Zaslav, Digital TV, Results, Streaming, Subscribers, USA, Worldwide

Disney and WBD announce Disney+, Hulu, Max bundle
May 8, 2024 – Disney Entertainment and Warner Bros. Discovery have announced a new streaming bundle that includes Disney+, Hulu and Max, set to launch this summer in the U.S.
News categories: Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, Joe Earley, JB Perrette, Digital TV, Streaming, USA

More subscribers choose streaming with ads in Sweden
May 7, 2024 – According to Mediavision, during the first quarter of 2024, 60,000 more households subscribed to an HVOD (subscription+ads) service, bringing the total to over 250,000 households in Sweden.
News categories: Mediavision, Marie Nilsson, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, Sweden

Warner Bros. Discovery to launch Max in Europe beginning May 21
Mar 21, 2024 – Warner Bros. Discovery (Nasdaq: WBD) has announced that Max, its enhanced streaming service, will launch in the first European countries beginning May 21.
News categories: Warner Bros. Discovery, JB Perrette, Digital TV, Europe, Streaming

U.S. home entertainment spending up 16.8% in 2023
Feb 7, 2024 – According to DEG, overall U.S. consumer spending on digital and physical home entertainment formats in 2023 was $43 billion, a 16.8% increase from the almost $37 billion consumers spent in 2022.
News categories: Digital Entertainment Group, Digital TV, DVD, Market Research, Streaming, USA

Sub-Saharan Africa to add 9 million SVOD subscriptions
Feb 12, 2024 – According to Digital TV Research, Sub-Saharan Africa will have 16 million paying SVOD subscriptions by 2029, up from 7 million at end-2023.
News categories: Digital TV Research, Simon Murray, Africa, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming