SVOD


CuriosityStream replaces founding CEO

CuriosityStream, the SVOD service launched by Discovery founder John Hendricks, has upped chief distribution officer, Clint Stinchcomb, to president and CEO. Stinchcomb, who joined the company in 2017, takes over from Elizabeth Hendricks North who has led CuriosityStream as president and CEO during its first three years – from inception to launch. Hendricks North, who […]

Hulu plans to make ’20 to 25 shows’ next year

Hulu is unlikely to try and keep up with Netflix’s huge commitment to original content, despite a shake-up of its ownership structure owing to major media mergers, according to CEO Randy Freer. In an interview with CNBC, Freer said that Hulu will probably make “20 or 25” shows next year. Netflix by comparison has pledged to […]

Sony Pictures TV makes first streaming move in Western Europe

Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) is expanding into OTT in Western Europe for the first time by launching Film1, its premium pay movie service, in the Netherlands. Film1 will deliver exclusive, first-run films via a new OTT service where customers can watch over three hundred films on-demand, direct to a screen whenever it suits them. […]

HBO Nordic partners with Turner on OTT kids service Toonix

Premium streaming service HBO Nordic, home of series such as Game of Thrones, Westworld and Big Little Lies, has launched a new kids’ and family service Toonix in partnership with Turner EMEA. The new service will be available to consumers on the HBO Nordic website and via selected distribution partners in the Nordic region. It […]

SVOD service TrueRoyalty.tv launches

Following on from the global popularity of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s recent wedding, a new on-demand TV service has launched this week that will consist entirely of royal-themed content. Called TrueRoyalty.tv, it offers subscribers a mix of documentaries and factual dramas about Royalty from around the world and through the ages, chosen by BAFTA […]

Broadcasters take forward ‘Russian Hulu’ plan with new OTT TV platform

Russian broadcaster CTC Media and the country’s largest media holding company, National Media Group, are to create a single joint online TV platform, More.TV. The pair will create the new platform as a virtual TV and video-on-demand operator, offering a distribution network for streamed TV channels and popular Russian and international content that will be […]

SVOD service Stan secures Lionsgate and Starz programming

Australian streamer Stan and Lionsgate have a new licensing agreement that will bring a robust slate of upcoming Starz original series and hundreds of hours of additional Lionsgate and Starz premium programming to the service. With the move, Stan becomes the Australian home of Starz Originals. The agreement marks the latest step in the continued […]

Vodafone to offer Amazon Prime Video with mobile plans

Vodafone UK has teamed up with Amazon to become the first UK mobile company to offer Amazon Prime Video as part of its mobile plans. The agreement means that Vodafone UK customers will be able to enjoy Amazon prime Video series such as The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and The Grand Tour, and forthcoming series Cloak […]

Acorn TV launches in Latin America on Roku

Acorn TV, the North American streamer hosting British and international TV, will now become available in twelve Latin American countries through Roku streaming devices. The Latin America launch includes Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru. Viewers will be able to subscribe to Acorn via their Roku […]

Discovery to invest US$2bn in new PGA OTT TV ‘home of golf’ service

Discovery has struck a 12-year deal with the PGA golf tour to create a new multi-platform home for golf that includes global TV and multi-platform rights outside the US to all PGA Tour properties. Discovery will create a new PGA Tour-branded OTT video streaming service to attract international golf fans across all screens in 220 […]

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