Amazon secures WTA tennis for UK and Ireland

Amazon has secured exclusive rights to Women’s Tennis Association matches in a four-year deal for the UK and Ireland, giving Prime members exclusive access to WTA tournaments from 2020 to 2024. Amazon said that the WTA will join Prime Video’s tennis coverage of 37 ATP Tour events from 2019 to 2023, and the US Open from […]

Flix Snip to launch in Italy and Spain on Huawei Video

Flix Snip, the short-form content app and VOD service, has announced a distribution partnership with Huawei that will see the platform offered as a part of the company’s Huawei Video service. The news follows the launch of Flix Snip in Russia on the MegaFon and Rostelecom telecoms services. Subscribers to Huawei Video in Spain and […]

BFI launches classic British cinema app on Roku in the US

The BFI has launched a version of its BFI Player SVOD platform on Roku in the US. The BFI Player Classics platform offers 140 of ‘the best quintessentially British films’ to viewers for a fee of US$5.99 (€5.35) per month. Classic titles on offer include Brighton Rock, The Wicker Man, and The Man Who Fell […]

Apple ditches iTunes, splits media offerings across three apps

Apple is to discontinue iTunes with the latest version of macOS, the company has confirmed. Speaking at its WWDC 2019 keynote in San Francisco, Apple confirmed rumours that it is breaking iTunes into three separate macOS apps to better reflect what it believes to be its core media services: Music, TV and Podcasts. The update […]

Parrot Analytics: Lucifer takes bite out of competition

Netflix series Lucifer was the clear favourite of German viewers for the week ending June 2, according to  Parrot Analytics’ list of in-demand digital originals in Germany. Titles from the streaming platform make up half the top 10. Lucifer in first with an average of 6,287,152 demand expressions for the week, while Stranger Things, Orange […]

Apple reveals tvOS 13 update details

Apple has previewed the latest iteration of its tvOS operating system for Apple TV. The new update, available later this year, was announced during Apple’s WWDC 2019 keynote in San Francisco. Key features of the update – which will be compatible with Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K devices – include a new home […]

WarnerMedia names Goncalves to head up streaming service

Otter Media CEO Tony Goncalves is to lead the development of WarnerMedia’s new streaming service, along with Otter Media’s existing brands. He will report into Bob Greenblatt, chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment and direct-to-consumer. Greenblatt meanwhile is to take charge of Otter Media, which groups together a number of WarnerMedia digital offerings, as the company continues […]

Half of UK homes are SVOD subscribers

A little under 50% of television homes in the UK are subscribed to at least one SVOD platform. According to the latest statistics from BARB, the number of homes with SVOD services has risen by 8.37% – just over a million – in Q1 2019. The total is 13.33 million. The number of Netflix subscribers […]

SVOD subscriptions to approach one billion

SVOD subscriptions are to increase by 86% between 2018 and 2024, claims a new report. According to Digital TV Research, the global number of gross SVOD subscriptions will increase by 439 million between 2018 and 2024 to 947 million. In its Global SVOD Forecasts report, the research outfit has assessed 736 platforms across 138 countries. […]

Flikflix partners with Atom Tickets for Apple TV app

Movie discovery service Flikflix has announced a partnership with Atom Tickets, a social movie ticketing platform, for the Flikflix App for Apple TV. Atom Tickets integration will mean that users can browse movies and trailers on their TV, and with an on screen prompt can purchase cinema tickets on their phone. “Having an in-theater movie […]

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