U.K. SVOD Access Declines, BARB Survey Reveals

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The variety of U.Ok. households with entry to a subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service has declined, the Institution Survey for the second quarter of 2022 by BARB, the U.Ok. tv viewers measurement forex, has revealed. In Q2 2022, 19.19 million U.Ok. properties (67% of households) had entry to an SVOD service, a lower of 382,000, or virtually 2%, from 19.57 million in Q1 2022.

Some 17.08 million properties (60%) had entry to Netflix in Q2, down 206,000, or simply over 1%, from 17.29 million in Q1, whereas 12.76 million properties (45%) had entry to Amazon Prime Video in Q2, a lower of 589,000, or 4%, from 13.35 million in Q1. In the meantime, 2.07 million properties (7%) had entry to Sky’s streamer Now in Q2, a decline of 64,000, or virtually 3%, from 2.13 million in Q1.

Nevertheless, Disney+ and Apple TV+ displayed small positive factors. Some 6.62 million properties (23%) had entry to Disney+ in Q1, a rise of 91,000 or simply over 1%, from 6.53 million in Q1, whereas 1.61 million properties (6%) had entry to Apple TV+ in Q1, up 43,000 or virtually 3%, from 1.57 million in Q1.

BARB chief govt Justin Sampson mentioned: “Our newest knowledge affirm different sources which have reported declining subscription ranges for SVOD companies throughout the first half of 2022. We don’t ask households why they select so as to add or drop subscriptions, though the sharp enhance in vitality costs in March/April should have been a catalyst for folks to overview all their month-to-month outgoings. The numbers we report as we speak present SVOD companies aren’t immune as households work laborious to make ends meet.”

AUDIOBOOKS

Amazon-owned premium audio storytelling platform Audible has teamed with “1917” filmmaker Sam Mendes, who will govt produce audio dramas of three Charles Dickens books. The primary instalment within the assortment can be a reimagining of “Oliver Twist,” that includes a various British solid, releasing on Audible in November 2022, with an additional two titles to comply with in 2023.

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“Afghanistan: Getting Out”
Brook Lapping

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Zinc Media‘s factual specialist Brook Lapping has been commissioned by BBC Two for “Afghanistan: Getting Out” (2 x 60′), which paperwork the 20-year problem of how Western Allies tried to withdraw from Afghanistan, culminating within the disastrous occasions of Aug. 2021, when the Taliban entered Kabul. Solely those that have been within the room when the important thing choices have been taken will inform the story.

“Afghanistan: Getting Out” was commissioned for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer by Gian Quaglieni. It’s govt produced by Greg Sanderson for Brook Lapping at Zinc Media and produced and directed by Jack MacInnes. It has been pre-sold to Histoire TV (France), VPRO (Netherlands), SVT (Sweden), NRK (Norway), DR (Denmark) and YLE (Finland). The sequence is distributed internationally by BBC Studios Distribution.

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