Maxed out? Do US audiences have room for Warner’s new streamer?

AT&T’s long-awaited Netflix rival is here. Almost seven months after it was first announced, HBO Max has landed on TV sets around the US. The streamer launches with more than 10,000 hours of content from across the AT&T-owned WarnerMedia’s library from the likes of Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Turner Classic […]

Britbox launches on BT set-top boxes

Britbox, the joint venture SVOD from ITV and the BBC, has launched on BT TV set-top boxes, the companies have announced. The streamer, which offers homegrown shows including Downton Abbey, Broadchurch, Gavin & Stacey, Classic Doctor Who, Only Fools and Horses, and Love Island, launched in November 2019 though has not yet revealed subscriber numbers. […]

Amazon and WarnerMedia spar over distribution fall out

Amazon has hit out at HBO Max after the two companies failed to strike a deal enabling the recently launched streamer to be available via the retail giant’s Prime Video Channels service. HBO Max was rolled out in the US on Wednesday  offering more than 10,000 hours of content from WarnerMedia-owned brands including Game Of […]

Disney+ turns on in Japan on June 11

The Walt Disney Company’s streaming service Disney+ is to roll out in Japan next month, as part of an exclusive partnership with local mobile phone and cable operator NTT Docomo. Current subscribers to Disney Deluxe, the service launched by Disney and NTT Docomo in March last year, will receive an automatic upgrade to Disney+ at […]

FIH taps Nagra for new direct-to-consumer fan engagement and streaming offering

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) and TV technology outfit Nagra have sign a 10-year partnership to deliver a new online digital service for fans of the sport. In cooperation with the FIH, Nagra will deploy and operate a direct-to-consumers sports platform, including a mobile app and website, that will create the “home of hockey” for […]

Quibi now viewable on TV sets with AirPlay update

Users of big budget short-form streamer Quibi can now watch videos from the app on their TVs. Tweeting on May 27, Quibi’s product, design and engineering lead Tom Conrad said that “Sure we designed Quibi for on-the-go, but these days visiting the family room is like a day trip… so AirPlay support is live for […]

Three new channels for Now TV

Now TV, the skinny OTT offering of Sky, has announced the launch of three new channels as a part of its Entertainment pass. The channels, Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature and Sky History all offer a range of exclusive factual shows with “never before seen footage.” The release of the channels on Now TV follows their […]

DAZN reportedly seeks external funding as coronavirus rages on

Despite the deep pockets of billionaire owner Len Blavatnik, sports streaming disruptor DAZN is reportedly seeking external funding as it battles the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Financial Times, the outfit – which has spent billions on acquiring sports rights around the globe – has reached out to a number of […]

AT&T enters SVOD fray with HBO Max

WarnerMedia’s new SVOD service HBO Max is launching in the US today, entering a crowded marketplace where it will have to compete with established providers such as Netflix and Disney+. The platform offers more than 10,000 hours of content from across Warner’s hefty content library from the likes of Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, […]

Two million subs for Disney in Australia

Fledgling streamer Disney+ has reached two million subscribers in Australia. The milestone, tracked by research firm Roy Morgan, was achieved in four months – two months quicker than it took Netflix when it launched in March 2015. In less than half a year, the Disney streamer now is the fourth most subscribed to SVOD in the […]

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