SVOD


Netflix has ‘surpassed Canal+’ in France

Netflix has surpassed Canal+ in France in numbers of subscribers, according to local reports. According to newspaper Le Figaro, citing figures circulating at a meeting at the country’s ministry of culture, the SVOD giant now has over five million subscribers in the country, taking it past pay TV leader Canal+’s last reported subscriber total of […]

Rethink Research: 743 million SVOD subscribers expected by 2023

Global subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) users will climb from 478 million today to 743 million by 2023, according to Rethink Technology Research. The analyst firm said that the US market will rise from a  SVOD and vMVPD base of some 146.5 million today to  236.6 million subscriptions by the end of 2023. Europe and Asia are […]

Thema takes on distribution of short-form streamer Flix Snip

Canal+-owned film distributor Thema is to distribute short-form premium film streaming service Flix Snip. Flix Snip provides a premium mobile app and on-demand service that delivers short-form films of under 20 minutes in length across genres including drama, comedy, romance, thrillers, animation and sci-fi. All content is offered with English-language subtitles or in a localised […]

MGM reportedly looking for partner for Epix

MGM is looking to sign up a strategic partner for its Epix pay TV service, according to a report by The Information, citing unnamed sources. According to The Information, MGM chairman Kevin Ulrich is working with investment bank LionTree to find a potential partner, and has approached entertainment companies about a possible tie-up, which would […]

Mediacorp adds HBO Go to Toggle

Singapore-based pay TV provider Mediacorp has added HBO Go to its Toggle digital entertainment platform. From tomorrow, HBO will be available on the platform, bringing conent including Game of Thrones to Toggle users. Toggle is offering the service for SG$13.98 (€9.11) a month, or an annual package that equates for SG$119.98.. HBO Go will give […]

HBO launches service for Portugal

HBO has launched a dedicated service for Portugal, giving audiences in the country access to full seasons of HBO and third-party shows, movies, documentaries and family content. HBO has struck a deal with Vodafone to distribute its service to TV customers, making the company the exclusive service provider partner for the streaming offering in the […]

Hulu and WarnerMedia execs reveal details of future streaming plans

Top brass at Hulu and WarnerMedia have lifted the lid on their streaming plays as the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour reaches its final week. TBS and TNT president Kevin Reilly, who is to lead the content strategy for parent company WarnerMedia’s new streaming service, said that the business – whose portfolio includes HBO, […]

Starz to debut in Canada as Lionsgate ramps up integration and international expansion

Lionsgate-owned streaming service Starz is ramping up its international expansion effort with a launch in Canada, while Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer has promised closer integration between the studio and Starz to fuel the latter’s international growth, and an eventual breaking out of international subscriber information as a separate line in the company’s financials. Starz has […]

A tale of two streamers

You may say I’m a streamer, but I’m not the only one, as John Lennon might have sung had he been chief executive of a Hollywood studio. Media companies’ plans to jump into the streaming world have again been in the news this week, with both Viacom and Disney revealing some of their thinking as […]

Criterion Channel streaming service set for April 8 launch

The Criterion Channel, the new streaming service from US home video distribution outfit The Criterion Collection is to launch on April 8, with subscribers to cable operator Charter able to sign up immediately, with a ‘surprise movie’ released each Wednesday. The new streaming service will offer over 1,000 classic and contemporary art-house movies for US$10.99 […]

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