Quarter of UK homes subscribe to SVoD service - BARB

Tuesday 22 March 2016 | 17:44 CET | News
The BARB has published the first edition of its quarterly UK Television Landscape Report. Almost one quarter of UK households claim to subscribe to one of the three main SVoD suppliers. Netflix is by some margin the market leader, and its growth continues to outpace the other services. However, the report shows that SVoD appears to be complementing rather than replacing traditional linear TV. A total of 24 percent of UK households subscribed to Netflix, Amazon Video or Sky's Now TV in Q4 2015, compared to 14 percent in Q1 2014. The number of households with the Netflix service grew by 1.4

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