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Gunning for the SVOD leaders and DTVC firms who have established themselves over the last few months, WarnerMedia has hit the button and introduced the HBO Max direct-to-consumer service in the US.
HBOMax 28May2020
Just days before its 27 May launch, the HBO Max direct-to-consumer service has announced a flurry of deals to flesh out its initial roster.
search party HBOMax 24May2020
In a coup for the growing AVOD service as the advertising video-on-demand sector gets more competitive, Pluto TV has announced the launch of the fubo Sports Network live, free-to-consumer linear sports channel.
No Chill with Gilbert Arenas fubo 20May2020
A study from Rethink Technology Research has concurred with other similar reports and has found that Covid-19 lockdowns are set to provide an 8.9% immediate lift to the SVOD market as consumers turn to such services to fill increased viewing hours and restrictions on cinema attendance.
Amazon Fire TV 20Feb2020
As it gears up to enter a hugely competitive direct-to-consumer market that has been dominated by Disney+, NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service has announced the original content that will be available to stream at launch.
BraveNewWorld Peacock 17May2020
Aiming to tap into growing demand for adverting video-on-demand services in both regions, ViacomCBS’s PlutoTV has announced a major expansion of its business throughout German-speaking Europe and launched pop-up services in Latin America.
PlutoTV TV 14may2020 landsc
A study from Digital TV Research is forecasting that global subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) customers will increase by 519 million between 2019 and 2025 to 1.161 billion, a rise of 81%, with 170 million added in 2020 alone.

Analysing the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on new and existing video services in OTT space, research firm Parks Associates is predicting at in addition to subscription streaming services that are already booming, transactional video on-demand (TVOD) will also increase significantly in 2020.