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Vonetize, Toshiba partner for European Smart TV service

Vonetize, a fully-managed VoD service, has forged a partnership with consumer electronics company Toshiba which will see seven of Vonetize’s VoD themed channels feature on Toshiba Smart TVs in countries across Europe.
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Cablevision offers Hulu

Cablevision and Hulu have reached an agreement to offer Hulu’s SVoD service to Optimum customers. The deal sees Cablevision become the first cable or satellite provider in the US to agree to distribute Hulu’s catalogue of on-demand content. Read the rest of this entry »

Belgian VOD surpasses DVD and Blu-ray

For the first time, VOD and EST business exceeded that sale and rental of physical media (DVD and Blu-ray) in Belgium during 2014.

According to figures published by the Belgian Entertainment Association (BEA), based on research by GfK, electronic sales and rentals (all forms of VOD) have reached €130 million, an increase of over 16% compared to 2013.

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During the year, DVD sales fell 21% to €95.7 million. Blu-ray never really caught on, during the past year sales dropped nearly 15% to €19.7 million.

By volume, the Belgians bought 7.62 million of DVDs (down 24%) and 1.28 million of Blu-Ray (down 10.4%). Despite the growth of VOD and ESTm the total video market is slowly contracting, going down 4.3% during 2013 to €245.4 million.

source: http://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2015/02/16/belgian-vod-surpasses-dvd-and-blu-ray/

Over 3,000 On Demand services in Europe

The number of on demand services in Europe has topped 3,000 with the UK, France and Germany providing a home to the greatest number of services.

The European Commission-backed report by the European Audiovisual Observatory report shows that as of February 2014 here were 3,088 on demand services within the European Union.

The number of on demand services in Europe has topped 3,000

They break down into catch-up TV services (1,104 services listed), branded channels of broadcasters on open platforms (711 services listed) and VOD film services (409 listed).

The countries with the most services present are the United Kingdom (682 services established), France (434 services established) and Germany (330 services established). Also, 223 services established in the United States and targeting European countries are currently available in one or several European countries.

In 2013 developments in VOD services were charactarised by the increasing importance of connected mobile devices and their importance in video consumption.

There has also been the rise and expansion of over-the-top players Netflix, Amazon, Apple and Google.

Data shows the main US VOD players began to enter Europe in 2012, Netflix having successfully expanded in its domestic market before starting on its international expansion.

Amazon expanded its Amazon Instant Watch SVoD service by acquiring the DVD rental and SVOD service LOVEFiLM in 2011 for £200 million. HBO has expanded its offering, being already present in Eastern Europe.

Source: broadbandtvnews.com


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