SVOD


BritBox joins Amazon Prime Video Channels

BritBox, the streaming joint-venture of BBC Studios and ITV, has announced that it will join Prime Video Channels. The service will be available as an add-on subscription in Spring 2021 in the UK, significantly increasing its availability to approximately 90% of video-on-demand homes in the country. This will also mark the first time that BritBox […]

NENT Group picks up UEFA rights in Poland

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has acquired the rights to the UEFA Europa League and the new UEFA Conference League in Poland. The deal will see the streamer exclusively show the second and third-tier European club football competitions from the beginning of the 2021/22-season until the end of the 2023/24-season.  The competitions combined will bring […]

Latin American SVOD market to double within five years

Latin America is set to more than double its total SVOD subscriber base within five years. According to Digital TV Research, the region will have 116 million SVOD subscriptions by 2025, up from the 53 million recorded at the end of 2020. Of that total, Brazil will be the largest market with 44 million subscribers […]

Combat sports app FITE TV launches on LG

Combat sports streamer FITE TV has launched on LG Smart TVs. The app is available on LG Smart TVs launched from 2018 onwards, and offers access to a wide range of premium PPV events, SVOD packages and free programming. The launch coincides with the all-women SuperWomen boxing event on March 5, and the anticipated pro […]

APAC OTT market at ‘critical mass’ with 392 million users

The APAC region has nearly 400 million people using streaming services. A new report from video ad platform SpotX revealed that there are 392 million OTT video consumers across the region, with more than two-thirds streaming video at least once a week.  According to the report, the top three markets for OTT viewing were Singapore […]

Paramount+ launches

ViacomCBS has launched Paramount+, its major entry into the streaming wars. The SVOD, a rebranded version of CBS All Access, launches with more than 30,000 TV episodes and films from ViacomCBS’s brands and production studios including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The streamer also has an extensive sports […]

Megacable announces wide rollout of Xview+ OTT platform

Mexican pay TV operator Megacable is to expand its Xview+ OTT service across the country. The service, which previously launched in a limited form, promises to merge the operator’s best content in one place and create a unified user experience.  The launch is enabled by Orange Group-owned Viaccess-Orca (VO), with its TV Platform solution being […]

Kevin Mayer in at DAZN as chairman, Skipper to remain on board as strategic advisor

Former Disney man Kevin Mayer has been appointed as chairman of the board of directors at sports streamer DAZN. Mayer was a driving force behind the launch of Disney+ as the company’s chair of DTC and international, and previously led the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and 21st Century Fox as chief strategy officer. The […]

Australian shock as unknown start-up acquires UCL rights

A major sports rights coup has occurred down under, with a relatively unknown start-up acquiring the exclusive rights to the UEFA Champions League in Australia. Sports Flick, a Sydney-based streaming service whose catalogue mostly encompasses niche sports like Indian baseball, Nicaraguan league football and bare-knuckle boxing, beat out offers from the country’s leading broadcasters to […]

RTL Group to take 100% control of Super RTL as it builds up TV Now

RTL Group has announced a deal which will see it acquire full ownership of entertainment company Super RTL. The agreement will see the group’s largest business unit, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, enter into a binding agreement with its current joint venture partner, the Disney-owned BVI Television Investments, Inc., to acquire the outstanding 50 per cent shareholding […]

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