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Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at

SNL Kagan Charts Eastern Europe’s Pay-TV M&A Activity

According to SNL Kagan, over the last two years Eastern Europe has remained an active pay-TV market from an M&A perspective, with high fragmentation in the cable sector leading to ongoing consolidation. There is high pay-TV penetration, the firm finds, which limits greenfield growth opportunities in cable, while intense competition among multiple DTH operators increases the need for competitive offers.

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Thinkbox: U.K. SVOD Viewing Nearly Doubled in 2015

In the U.K., SVOD viewing on services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime accounted for 4 percent of total video consumption, up from 2.3 percent in 2014, according to new figures from Thinkbox. The average TV viewer in the U.K. watched a total of 3 hours, 51 minutes of TV a day in 2015, 1 percent less than in 2014 but 5 percent more than in 2005.

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