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Entertainment and Media M&A Deals Reach $10.4 billion

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According to PwC, first quarter (Q1) 2016 deal value, totaling $10.4 billion, declined to its lowest point since before 2014. However, deal volume (183) improved six percent over Q4 2015 (172). In Q1, film and content deals provided the lion’s share of merger and acquisition (M&A) value, whereas advertising and marketing sustained overall volume.

Source: PwC

British Now Spend More for Online Video than DVDs

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Britons will spend more on video streaming subscriptions and film/TV downloads than on buying and renting DVDs. Consumers will spend £1.31B on streaming and downloading in 2016 (23.7% more than 2015), compared to £956M on DVDs (includes Blu-ray), a 16.3% decline.

Source: Strategy Analytics

Pay-TV Sector Reports Global Market Share Transitions

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Worldwide pay-TV revenues — including subscription fees, PPV movies and TV episodes — for 138 countries will grow by $99 million between 2015 and 2021 to reach $205.92 billion. That follows a 19.5 percent growth rate between 2010 and 2015, according to the latest market study by Digital TV Research.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

Video Game Industry Rebounds in First Quarter 2016

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The games investment market was dominated by games tech, web games and console/PC games sectors, with the largest deals in Asia. Note, the previously dominant mobile games sector took under 10% of games investment in the first quarter, where it had taken around $4 of every $10 invested in games in previous years.

Source: Digi-Capital

Why the U.S. Government will Mandate Open Pay-TV Platforms

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Instead of spending nearly $1,000 over four years to lease a set of behind-the-times boxes, American families will have options to own a device for much less money that will integrate everything they want — including their cable or satellite content, as well as online streaming apps — in one, easier-to-use gadget.

Source: Whitehouse.gov

Netflix Now Reaches Two-Thirds of American OTT Video Users

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Netflix continues to grow its user base in the U.S. market, with 126.9 million people expected to use it this year. That equates to 67.9% of OTT video users. Among the OTT service providers, only YouTube has more users than Netflix—176.1 million, which equates to 94.3% of OTT users.

Source: eMarketer

How OTT Video is Transforming the European TV Market

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Parks Associates announced new international data showing OTT video usage in Western Europe is continuing to expand, with 55 percent of UK broadband households and 51 percent in France watching TV programming and movies online — that’s compared to 70 percent in the U.S. market.

Source: Digital Lifescapes

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