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Monday, April 25, 2016

SVODs Are Hot, But Subscribers Are Still Fickle

A new study from Dallas-based research firm Parks Associates has found that 20% of US broadband households (approximately 90 million homes) cancelled at least one OTT or SVOD subscription in 2015.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that subscriptions are waning—64% of households surveyed had an SVOD subscription at the end of 2015, up from 59% in 2014. But findings suggest that customers are still shopping around and experimenting with SVODs, particularly niche services like Japa ...read more

Monday, October 19, 2015

Windows of opportunity in an SVOD world?

In a recent Kidscreen online exclusive, HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo said, “We have been discussing the children’s area more and more recently, especially in light of our expansion into streaming platforms with HBO GO and HBO NOW.

“Children’s programming plays very well on those types of services. So, when Jeffrey Dunn began talking to us about Sesame Street, it didn’t take us very long to realize that it was a perfect fit.”
As to whether or not HBO will i ...read more

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