Digital TV News: Disney+

U.S. streaming revenue to overtake pay TV in 2024
Feb 26, 2024 – Research from Ampere Analysis finds that total revenues from streaming will overtake revenues from pay TV subscriptions in the US for the first time in Q3 2024.
News categories: Ampere Analysis, Rory Gooderick, Digital TV, Market Research, TV Services, USA

U.S. TV viewing hits four-year high in January
Feb 20, 2024 – Nielsen's January 2024 report of The Gauge has revealed that January TV viewing levels soared with January producing nine of the 10 highest daily streaming levels ever.
News categories: Nielsen, Broadcast, Cable TV, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, USA

Demand expected for ad-supported streaming subscriptions in Sweden
Feb 19, 2024 – A survey by Mediavision suggests that if the five largest streaming services in Sweden were to launch cheaper subscriptions with ads, they could add up to 1.8 million new subscriptions.
News categories: Mediavision, Fredrik Liljeqvist, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, Sweden

Netflix to lose leadership in Arabic countries
Feb 19, 2024 – According to Digital TV Research, there will be 26 million SVOD subscriptions in Arabic countries by 2029, up from 14 million in 2023. Netflix will lose its market leadership to Shahid VIP.
News categories: Digital TV Research, Simon Murray, Digital TV, Market Research, Middle-East, Streaming, Subscribers

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

Barb releases Q4 2023 UK SVOD subscriptions data
Feb 7, 2024 – Barb has released data from its Establishment Survey showing that 18.8m UK homes (65.4%) had access to an SVOD service in Q4 2023, a decrease from 19.3m (67.3%) in Q3 2023.
News categories: Barb, Doug Whelpdale, Digital TV, Market Research, Streaming, UK

Disney reports earnings for quarter ended December 30, 2023
Feb 7, 2024 – The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) has reported results for the quarter ended December 30, 2023. Disney+ Core subscribers decreased sequentially by 1.3 million in the quarter.
News categories: Walt Disney Company, Digital TV, Results, Streaming, Subscribers, USA, Worldwide

ESPN, FOX and WBD forming U.S. sports streaming JV
Feb 6, 2024 – ESPN (NYSE: DIS), FOX (Nasdaq: FOXA, FOX) and Warner Bros. Discovery (Nasdaq: WBD) have announced plans to form a joint platform to house a new streaming sports service for the U.S.
News categories: The Walt Disney Company, FOX, Warner Bros. Discovery, Bob Iger, Lachlan Murdoch, David Zaslav, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Streaming, USA