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Consumer and Entertainment Services

Spotify acquires podcast companies Gimlet Media and Anchor, as monthly podcast listeners near 1.0 billion

14 Feb 2019

Spotify has announced the acquisition of two podcast companies: Anchor, which provides a distribution and monetization tool for podcast creators, and Gimlet Media, a startup podcast producer. While Spotify, which is now the second-largest podcasting platform in the world, already supports podcasts produced by Gimlet, such as StartUp and Reply All, the deal will bolster Spotify’s capabilities for developing its own original content portfolio. 

IT

CAUDIT and Ovum Announce Partnership to Boost Cutting-Edge Technologies in Higher Education and Research Institutes

03 Dec 2018

CAUDIT and Ovum have announced an agreement to collaborate on strategic initiatives of common significance. Supporting IT leadership within the higher education and research sector through sharing global and local data and insights will bring substantial benefits to both organisations and universities across Australia and New Zealand.

Forecaster

Africa is poised for 5G - But 3G and 4G will be the main drivers of mobile broadband in Africa over the coming years

By Matthew Reed 08 Nov 2018

Advanced operators and markets in Africa are poised for early 5G launches, with South Africa, Kenya, Namibia, and Mauritius expected to launch mobile 5G services by 2022, according to recent forecasts by Ovum.

Consumer and Entertainment Services

Streaming growth boosts R&B/Hip-Hop share of global recorded music sales

24 May 2018

New research published by the Ovum newsletter Music & Copyright has revealed that retail sales of R&B/hip-hop jumped 24.1% in 2017, to $2.59bn, from $2.08bn in 2016.

World Broadband Information Service

East Africa will have 186 million mobile broadband connections by 2022

18 May 2018

Mobile data will be the key growth driver for the East African telecoms market in the next five years to 2022, per Ovum’s new Forecaster data service. The forecast for mobile broadband (MBB) in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda is 112 million subscriptions at end-2022 (see infographic below and attached), while the forecast for MBB in all nine East Africa countries is 186 million subscriptions at end-2022.

Consumer and Entertainment Services

UMG and WMG make recorded music market share gains in 2017; Sony outperforms the market in publishing

18 May 2018

Ovum publication Music & Copyright's annual survey of the recorded-music and music-publishing sectors has revealed that UMG maintained its position last year as the world’s biggest record company, with Sony remaining the publishing leader in terms of corporate music publishing control, after registering the best year in the company's history.

Consumer and Entertainment Services

Youtube Red's global expansion will boost revenue, but won't be the next #netflixeverywhere

16 May 2018

Google’s YouTube Red, the online video platform’s premium ad-free subscription-based offering, is soon heading for global expansion, bringing its global market availability in line with Netflix and Amazon Video. 

Topic Video

World TV Information Service

Ovum Study identifies mobile as the key growth channel for paid OTT video partnerships

10 May 2018

Ovum’s newly updated report ‘Global OTT Video Bundling Deals and Service Partnerships: 2H17’ examines the proliferation in alliances between traditional operators and third party providers of paid online video services since.