There is a mad rush by the most significant content creators, especially streaming services, to utilize the production infrastructure in England as a base of European operations.
To gain a global content edge, Netflix has set into motion a EU production boom with plans to produce over 225 films and shows in Europe. Netflix currently controls 53% of the SVOD market in Europe.
As multiple streaming services prepare for an intensifying battle over European subscribers, British-made content continues to surge. This content bonanza and bidding wars between buyers are driving up prices for shows.
Sky’s new owners, Comcast, will more than double its investment in European original programming for the new venture – Sky Studios.
AT&T’s decision to acquire a declining DirecTV and a sputtering Time Warner is materializing into a massive miscalculation.
Netflix surpassed Sky in the UK in terms of subscribers for the first time in 2019. The victory makes Netflix the most widely subscribed to media platform in the U.K.
The European Commission’s Digital Single Market strategy will destroy Europe’s independent film and television market in favor of global technology companies.
Netflix gauged the climate in Europe perfectly, first by increasing funding to produce more local content, and by forging licensing deals with local content partners.
As media markets reach a consolidation fever pitch, three companies will emerge controlling nearly all content creation and distribution in the United States.
Netflix is the most popular SVOD service in the UK, with an estimated 9.2 million subscribers, which for the first time is more than PayTV subs.