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The SVOD Report: Charting the growth in SVOD services across the UK

9 January 2018

BARB has published a new white paper, The SVOD Report: Charting the growth in SVOD services across the UK.

We’re often asked about SVOD services: how popular are they and can we measure viewing to them?

Our panel data show that unmatched viewing (viewing 28 days+ after broadcast and non-broadcast viewing), which includes SVOD activity, is increasing. While we can’t yet measure actual viewing to SVOD services without the cooperation of the service providers, we can get a sense of the popularity of these services from our Establishment Survey, which asks questions about SVOD service take-up.

This new white paper examines the latest Establishment Survey data (Q3 2017) to provide an insight into SVOD subscriptions across the UK. It investigates questions such as:

  • How many UK households subscribe to at least one SVOD service?
  • Which SVOD service is growing the fastest?
  • How does SVOD penetration vary by region, or across different television platforms?
  • Which age group has the highest level of access to SVOD services?

To find out the answers to these questions and more, read the white paper here.