SVOD


Altice Portugal strikes deal with Netflix

Altice Portugal/Meo has added Netflix to its TV offering via the MEObox. The global subscription video-on-demand leader will appear in the MEObox user grid on channel 88. Meo said it would also soon make 1,200 hours of Netflix 4K content available via the MEObox 4K, its new 4K UHD TV set-top. The agreement will bring […]

YouTube TV app launches on LG, Samsung TVs

YouTube has launched the app for its US subscription service, YouTube TV, on Samsung and LG TVs. The YouTube TV app is now available to download on 2016 and 2017 models of Samsung and LG TVs in the US and will be available soon on 2014 and 2015 models. YouTube is also planning to expand […]

Netflix highlights studio ambitions, focus on partnerships

Netflix sees a growing proportion of its international subscriber base coming from distribution partnerships, while its increased content spend next year will see it “become one of the most important studios” globally, according to Maria Ferreras, VP of business development EMEA at the SVOD giant. Speaking at the OTT TV World Summit in London today, […]

Pay TV and OTT: when two tribes go to watch

Pay TV operators can defend their revenues and continue to grow, but they need to tap into the growing demand for SVOD and cater to the tastes of ‘content connoisseurs’ – one of five ‘TV tribes’ that marketers must now address – according to research by Ampere Analysis for TV technology outfit Nagra. Despite growth […]

UK is ‘leading European OTT hub’

The UK has emerged as “the leading European OTT hub”, playing host to 226 over-the-top services, of which 82 are targeted abroad. This is according to new research by content services company TVT Media, which claims that the UK has double the number of over-the-top platforms than any other EU nation targeted outside its country […]

One in five French internet users now taking SVOD

Over one in five French internet users over the age of six subscribed to a subscription video-on-demand offering this year, up from 15% in 2016, according to figures released by audience research outfit Médiamétrie. According to Médiamétrie, 21% took an SVOD service of some sort this year, led primarily by Netflix. Canalplay and SFR Play […]

Leading US networks join SVOD streamer

A+E Networks, Discovery, AMC Networks and Viacom are among the major US broadcast groups confirming they will put channels on a new, factual- and entertainment-focused live TV streaming service. The new service, Philo, will be priced at US$16 a month, and will offer live TV streaming, DVR services and on-demandprogramming. It will have more than […]

Crackle chief upped to Sony digital chief

Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) has promoted the boss of its on-demand service, Crackle, to executive VP and chief digital officer. Eric Berger will remain general manager of OTT service Crackle, but also now oversees worldwide digital strategy across all Sony channels. The long-serving exec has been with Sony since 2006 and Crackle since 2008, […]

HBO Go launches as OTT TV service in CEE

HBO Go has launched as a direct-to-consumer service in four central European countries. The premium programmer’s streaming service is available from today without a separate pay TV subscription in Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. HBO said that HBO Go would continue to be available through local distribution partners. However, consumers in the four […]

Parks Associates: top US SVOD services hold steady

Netflix, Amazon and Hulu continue to hold places one, two and three in the US SVOD market by subscriber numbers, while HBO made “a significant move” into the top five. This is according to new Parks Associates research that placed baseball service MLB.TV at number four, HBO Now at five, Starz at six, and YouTube […]

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