57% of UK consumers would stop watching Netflix if ads were introduced, say AudienceProject

57% of UK consumers would stop watching Netflix if ads were introduced, say AudienceProject

According to a new report into Traditional TV, Online Video and Streaming from marketing technology firm, AudienceProject, 57% of consumers would cancel their Netflix subscription if the company were to add commercials into its streaming service. When asked whether they would stop watching Netflix content featuring ads even if the subscription price was lowered, 42% of […]

Netflix accounts for 15 Percent of all internet bandwidth, says Sandvine’s report

Netflix accounts for 15 Percent of all internet bandwidth, says Sandvine’s report

A new internet usage study has revealed that Netflix remains the untouchable behemoth of streaming services. The Global Internet Phenomena report, conducted by networking equipment company Sandvine, found that Netflix accounts for 15% of all downstream internet traffic worldwide, with video representing 58 percent of the entire pie. The study also found that after years of decline, […]

OTT video numbers rising as consumers cut the cord, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast

OTT video numbers rising as consumers cut the cord, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast

Almost 765m people worldwide will use a subscription over-the-top (OTT) video service at least once per month in 2018, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast. This total will represent 10.2 per cent of the global population and 32.1 per cent of digital video viewers worldwide. The analyst estimates the global subscription OTT market will grow by 24 per […]

Netflix’s new 30-second mobile previews look like Snapchat and Instagram Stories

Netflix’s new 30-second mobile previews look like Snapchat and Instagram Stories

Netflix is taking a page from social networks with a new feature that will let users watch TV and movie previews in vertical-video orientation on their mobile phones. The 30-second mobile previews are presented in a slideshow format with circular thumbnails, very much like the presentation of Snapchat and Instagram Stories. As with the popular […]

Netflix’s ‘Lost in Space’ unveils Google smart-speaker adventure

Netflix’s ‘Lost in Space’ unveils Google smart-speaker adventure

Netflix is promoting its “Lost in Space” reboot with a new interactive audio adventure on Google’s smart speakers: The “Lost in Space” audio game encourages participants to help key characters of the show after their spaceship crash-lands on an unknown planet. The audio adventure, which lasts between 5 and 6 minutes, features a branched narrative […]

Netflix beats Tinder to be top earning non-game mobile app of 2017

Netflix beats Tinder to be top earning non-game mobile app of 2017

Netflix was the world’s top earning non-game mobile app in 2017, according to SensorTower’s new year-end report, with Tinder finishing second. Netflix saw gross subscriber revenue of approximately $510m last year according to the report, representing a 138% increase or about 2.4 times the $215m users spent in the app during 2016. Netflix was also […]