UK SVOD revenues up by 76%

UK subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) revenues grew by 76% to reach $186.7m (£112m) in 2013, according to Ofcom’s Communications Market Report 2014.  The increase appears to be due to the growing popularity of SVOD services such as Netflix and Amazon Instant Video. “The subscription model saw the steepest growth…a possible indication that online streaming services are gaining traction in the UK

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Netflix to expand in Europe

Netflix has confirmed plans to expand into six European territories later this year, including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Luxembourg. The internet television giant said it would disclose details of pricing, programming and supported devices at a later date. The planned European expansion follows the launch of Netflix in the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in 2012

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MIPTV: ITV signs output deal with Tencent

The UK’s ITV Studios Global Entertainment has signed a multi-year output deal with Tencent, under which the Chinese internet giant will license more than a 100 hours of programming annually from ITV. Shows covered by the deal include Golden Globe award-winning drama Dancing On The Edge; recent series of detective dramas Endeavour and Murdoch Mysteries, and comedy Miranda. Directed by

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