SVOD


Netflix promises more viewing data as it beats expectations

Netflix bosses have promised to reveal more data around the viewership of its programming after reporting a 22% revenue rise for Q1, 2019. Chief content officer Ted Sarandos said that the streamer would be rolling out more specific and granular data over the next few months, “First to our producers, then our members, and of course, […]

North American SVOD subscriptions set to grow dramatically

The number of North American subscription video-on-demand subscriptions ­– specifically for SVOD movie, linear channel and TV series services and excluding the likes of sports streaming services –­ will grow from 160 million in 2018 to 270 million in 2024, according to forecasts from Digital TV Research. These figures represent individual SVOD subscriptions rather than […]

Arte planning VOD platform

Franco-German culture channel Arte is planning to launch a video-on-demand platform in partnership with Arte Deutschland, the latter’s backers, public broadcasters ARD and ZDF and France Télévisions. Arte’s aim is to offer a streaming service bringing together the “best of European public channels” in multiple languages, according to Véronique Cayla, Arte president of Arte France, […]

Parrot Analytics: Stranger Things tops in-demand Hungarian digital originals

Netflix’s Stranger Things topped Parrot Analytics’ list of in-demand digital originals in Hungary for the week ending April 7, followed closely followed by Star Trek: Discovery, the CBS Discovery title that is distributed by Netflix internationally. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial […]

TRT World secures berth on Iflix

TRT World, the international English-language news channel operated by Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, has secured distribution of its content on Asian streaming platform Iflix. TRT World’s linear channel will join iflix News, the streaming service’s 24-hour news hub which aggregates live news streams, clips, and linear feeds from leading international, regional and local news […]

Hulu buys back AT&T stake

US streaming service Hulu has struck a deal with AT&T to take back a 9.5% minority stake from the company for US$1.43 billion, as the telecoms company looks to reduce its debt. The transaction valued Hulu a US$15 billion. It did not require any governmental or other third-party approvals and was simultaneously signed and closed. […]

Vodafone Spain launching dedicated kids app

Vodafone España has teamed up with OnMobile to launch a dedicated kids app, Kids Planet, with over 3,000 episodes of content aimed at children aged three to 12. Content channels on the app include Sanrio, Planeta Junior, Highlights for Children, Lingo Kids and Motion Pictures. The app will give Vodafone customers access via a range […]

Disney’s streaming Fantasia

In the most famous section of one of Disney’s emblematic movies, Mickey Mouse plays the sorcerer’s apprentice who, tired of the daily slog of fetching water in a couple of pails, uses magic in which he is untrained to animate a broom to do the work for him, with disastrous results. Mickey’s employers this week […]

Disney unveils plan for ‘rapid’ global expansion of Disney+

Disney has given investors a first glimpse into its new SVOD service, which is to launch on November 12 with a “rapid” global expansion planned within the next two years. The Mouse House’s long-anticipated Investor Day in Burbank, California, included extensive presentations on Hulu, Hotstar, ESPN+ and Disney+ from execs including chairman and CEO Bob […]

Iflix teams up with Foxxum for smart TV

The partnership will see tailored versions of Iflix’s app, offering previews, hand-picked recommendations and features like Movie of the Day and a dedicated kids section, ported to Foxxum devices in different territories. Iflxi subs riptions allow users to access the service on up to five devices, including smartphone, laptop, tablet and television sets. “We want […]

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