BritBox exec teases further global expansion

BBC Studios’ North American streamer BritBox could be set for a wider roll-out after global distribution president Paul Dempsey admitted there were more markets where the UK-skewing service could work. SVOD service BritBox, which was first launched in the US and Canada in 2017, offers an array of UK programming and earlier this summer said […]

SVOD to cross AUS$1 billion mark in Australia 

The SVOD market in Australia is set to break the AUS$1 billion for the first time in 2019.  According to a new report from Futuresource Consulting, the TV and video market in the country is on track to achieve a second consecutive year of growth, with consumer spend set to grow by 4%. David Sidebottom, […]

Apple TV app launches on Roku

Apple is expanding the reach of its Apple TV app to Roku ahead of the launch of Apple TV+ in November. The company, which announced that it surpassed 30 million active monthly users in August, becomes the first TV dongle-maker to launch the Apple TV app.  Roku users can add the Apple TV app via […]

Warnermedia has ‘no plan to do anything but keep HBO intact’, says Greenblatt

Warnermedia does not plan to compromise HBO by dramatically expanding the range of programming associated with brand, but it does plan to up its volume of shows and have HBO sit alongside a much broader range of content as part of the forthcoming HBO Max direct-to-consumer offering, according to Warnermedia chairman Robert Greenblatt. Accepting an […]

The race to OTT

The OTT market is predicted to be worth US$159 billion by 2024, according to Digital TV Research, and operators do not want to miss out on a slice of the pie. Jonathan Easton speaks to vendors in the space about the strategies operators should implement in order to launch a streaming product that builds on […]

AVOD service Tubi to launch in UK, debuts kids platform

Lionsgate-backed advertising-supported video-on-demand service Tubi is to launch its service in the UK in early 2020, with additional territories to follow as part of Tubi’s rapid international expansion.  Tubi will also launch Tubi Kids on October 21, a new area of the service that will feature a library of children’s content comprising over 1,200 movies […]

DAZN scores Basketball Champions League rights in Spain ahead of season tip-off

Sports streamer DAZN has secured rights to the Basketball Champions League, the European club competition, in Spain.  Capitalising on heightened interest in the sport following the country’s Fiba World Cup win, the deal will run from 2019-20 to 2021-22 with the new season tipping off on October 15.  The Basketball Champions League adds to DAZN’s […]

Limited availability will harm Apple TV+, claims report 

Upcoming SVOD Apple TV+ will be hamstrung by availability, a new report claims.  According to a study from IHS Markit, Apple will be a distinct disadvantage in terms of attracting subscribers with only 57% of US households capable of receiving the service. This accounts for households that will access the service iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, Apple […]

French service providers ‘open to Salto’

French service providers have indicated their willingness to add forthcoming streaming service Salto to their offerings, although no deals have yet been signed. Speaking at the Médias en Seine event, Altice Europe CEO Alain Weill said that it was “logical” that his group would sign a deal to bring Salto to its users base, having […]

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