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AVoD is Booming in the USA, But Can This New Wave of AVoD Carve a Role in Europe?

Whilst lockdown has seen an overall rise in video and TV consumption, the longer-term trend of a decline in traditional linear TV watching and surging OTT viewing is set to continue post-Covid. The array of services, business models and content diversity has propelled OTT viewing, with consumers able to tailor their own schedule. Landscape Diversi ...

Xbox Content Announcement: What Does this Tell us About Microsoft's Next Generation Chances?

Yesterday, Microsoft held an event ahead of the release of the next generation Xbox Series X and (all digital) Series S where they announced the 16 exclusive titles and library of third party titles that brand loyalists can expect to enjoy when the consoles finally launch. What was noticeable was a reliance on Xbox’s original franchises, some which ...

Five Ways the Gaming Ecosystem Continues to Innovate

It certainly is an exciting time for the gaming industry – a slice of the entertainment sector that continues to prove its resistance to the wrath of COVID-19. With less reliance on the physical model, the likes of free-to-play gaming, online streaming and cross-platform functionalities have continued to provide engagement for consumers since spend ...

Sony Heats Up Gaming Battlefield in Latest PS5 Reveal

Whilst the Covid-19 pandemic has certainly challenged the technology industry in many ways, one key bright spot has been the steady announcements on next generation consoles. While the gaming community is still left in the dark about many aspects of what Xbox and Sony will bring to market during the 2020 holiday season, more and more is being revea ...

Will Quibi Find Its Role in the Already Cluttered Streaming Market?

The streaming video landscape continues to fragment in 2020, as a growing number of streaming services join the fight for subscribers and users within an already competitive space. As a result, the global number of SVoD subscriptions is estimated to exceed 1 billion by mid-2020. Other streaming video services across social media players, esports an ...

How Could COVID-19 Reshape Music Streaming Services' Share of Ear?

Since lockdown, some music streaming services have been reporting a drop in consumption on their platform as a result of new confinement rules to fight COVID-19. With key music consumption moments such as daily commutes, in-car, office and gym times being removed, consumers’ routines have been disrupted and so are their music consumption habits. In ...

Entertainment Everywhere: How COVID-19 Will Change the Future of TV

The entertainment industry has experienced a raft of change since the COVID-19 outbreak. With more of our time spent indoors, we’ve naturally seen TV consumption rise across all age groups, as we continue to explore different forms of content during life in lockdown. This leads us onto some much-needed positivity around the short and long-term oppo ...

Will COVID-19 Help Netflix Surpass Impressive 2019 Country Subscriber Gains?

With Netflix about to unveil its all-important quarterly results amid expectations that the ongoing pandemic will boost subscriptions, Futuresource Consulting reflects on 2019 as being Netflix’s best ever year for net subscriber additions (net adds), highlighting countries which are showing significant momentum. ...

The Next Frontier: PS5 Spec Launch Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak

While Coronavirus has led to the cancellation of gaming’s major event of the year, GDC in San Francisco, Sony has not let momentum slow for its upcoming release of the PS5. Last week Mark Cerny, gaming industry heavyweight and chief PS5 architect, took the opportunity to give PlayStation fans a deep look into the internal tech and the design proces ...

Disney+ Set to Hit Europe with a Bang; Momentum is Key Throughout 2020

Disney+ is set to quickly become the third largest SVoD service in Europe, following its Tuesday March 24th launch in key European markets. The current stay-at-home directive due to the coronavirus, along with additional distribution partnerships, are likely to see subscriber uptake reach even higher levels than previously anticipated. Futuresource ...

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