Asian streamer Hooq files for liquidation

Singapore-based streamer Hooq – backed by Sony Pictures Television, Warner Bros. and regional telco Singtel – has filed for liquidation. The on-demand service launched six years ago with backing from the US studios but has more recently moved towards launching its own local originals. It had more than 30 original titles either on the platform or […]

US sees streaming surge amid coronavirus outbreak

The impact of coronavirus on TV viewing has been examined by a new report which has found a notable rise in US streaming. According to Comcscore, OTT streaming has significantly increased across connected TVs and streaming devices in the weeks since the World Health Organisation declared the illness to be a pandemic. The research found […]

APAC SVOD subs to hit 417 million by 2025

The Asia Pacific region will exceed 415 million SVOD subscriptions by 2025. According to new figures from Digital TV Research, the APAC region will reach 417 million SVOD subscribers by 2025, up from a 2019 year-end total of 269 million. China will make up 65% of that total (269 million), while India will reach 45 […]

Will Disney+ conquer Europe?

After four-and-a-half long months of Baby Yoda memes, Disney+ has finally landed in Western Europe (save for the Netherlands which has had the service since November and France where the launch has been pushed back by two weeks). And though nobody would wish for a pandemic, the rapid spread of coronavirus across Europe has left […]

Huawei expands video offering with BBC Studios, SPI/FIlmBox, ZDF and others

Telecom equipment and smartphone giant Huawei has added content from multiple providers including BBC Studios, ZDF, Filmin, SPI/FilmBox and Rakuten TV to its Huawei Video service, which is being expanded to multiple new territories. Huawei Video is part of the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) ecosystem and apps, which is being expanded as part of the […]

Hopster launches on Apple TV channels in four markets

Pre-school kids educational and entertainment platform Hopster has launched on Apple TV Channels in Ireland, Singapore, South Africa and Malaysia. The service is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, some Samsung and LG smart TVs, and Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices. Subscribers to Hopster through Apple […]

Indian AVOD MX Player expands to UK, US and others

Indian content AVOD MX Player has announced an expansion to seven new countries. In addition to the UK, the ad-supported service has launched in the US,  Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh and Nepal. The company said that it would bring its “integrated ‘everytainment’ vision” to each of these new markets, combining its top-grade offline video […]

Pandemic to cause SVOD numbers to jump up by 5%

SVOD services around the world are set to see a 5% uptick in subscriber numbers by the end of the year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In light of entire nations being shut indoors for what is expected to be a period of weeks, if months, Strategy Analytics has adjusted its global subscriptions […]

Nordic Entertainment’s Viaplay to launch in Iceland

Nordic free and pay TV outfit Nordic Entertainment (NENT) is to launch its Viaplay streaming service in Iceland on April 1. Viaplay viewers in Iceland will be able to watch Viaplay Originals, films and series, and kids’ content, with live sports to be added in due course. The launch in Iceland means that Viaplay will […]

Parrot Analytics: The Mandalorian top for France

Bounty hunting may be a complicated profession, but there’s nothing complicated about The Mandalorian’s continued dominance in Parrot Analytics’’ originals in-demand chart for the week ending March 22 in France. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across […]

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