SVOD


Experience counts

Keeping audiences engaged is key to any successful video service, but how are traditional content providers adapting to today’s market? Anna Tobin reports. With the exception of live reality shows and major sporting events, mass audience appointment TV is an experience few of our children may remember. In a matter of years, streaming services such […]

Viacom to launch Paramount SVOD service in Poland

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is launching a Paramount-branded SVOD service for the first time in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region. Paramount Play is due to debut this month in Poland with mobile operator Play and cable TV distributor Toya, with more network operators expected to launch the service in the coming months. […]

NBCU launches Hayu in Canada

NBCUniversal International’s reality TV-focused SVOD service, Hayu, has gone live in Canada. The subscription service launched with more than 6,000 episodes of content from over 200 reality shows – including Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Real Housewives and Million Dollar Listing. “We’re thrilled to now be delivering the innovative all-reality SVOD service – Hayu – in Canada,” said Hendrik McDermott, […]

Global SVOD subs to more than double with China taking lead

Global SVOD subscriptions are set to more than double between 2017 and 2023, with China taking over the top spot from the US next year, according to Digital TV Research. According to the research outfit’s latest Global SVOD forecasts report, SVOD subscriptions will increase by 409 million between 2017 and 2023 to total 777 million. […]

ITV hires Britbox exec to head up SVOD efforts 

ITV has hired Britbox executive Reemah Sakaan to push new SVOD plans for the company in the UK.  ITV CEO Carolyn McCall revealed the plans during the company’s Capital Markets Day in London earlier this week Sakaan, who was previously SVP of creative and editorial for Britbox -a joint venture between the BBC, AMC and ITV – in the US and Canada, will […]

Viacom’s Bakish highlights three-pronged digital strategy

Viacom will take a three-pronged approach to the direct-to-consumer business, including plans for an advertising-supported “front door” branded offering, but has no plans to launch any kind of premium Netflix-style service, according to CEO Bob Bakish. Speaking at a Broadcasting Press Guild (BPG) event in London this morning, Bakish said that Viacom is looking at […]

YouTube launches first French premium series

YouTube has launched its first subscription-only French content from Studio Bagel and Golden Moustache. Canal+-owned Studio Bagel’s is providing Groom, a comedy series of 10 episodes of 22 minutes that tells the story of a the owner of a luxury hotel who has to take up the role of a bellhop to avoid being disinherited. […]

Viacom launches first streaming app in CEE

Viacom International Media Networks has launched its first mobile video streaming app in central and eastern Europe in partnership with Telenor. Telenor customers in Serbia will have free access to long-form content through the Nickelodeon Play VOD mobile app from today. Telenor is also set to debut Nickelodeon Play in Montenegro in October and it […]

Parrot Analytics: Orange is the New Black leads Dutch digital original listing

Netflix’s Orange is the New Black was the most in-demand digital original in the Netherlands for the week ending September 9, according to Parrot Analytics’ latest statistics. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across social media, fan sites, […]

ProSiebenSat.1 taps MPP Global for Discovery OTT JV

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has tapped subscription and billing software specialist MPP Global to provide its eSuite technology to support he launch of its OTT TV joint venture with Discovery. ProSiebenSat.1 Digital, which provides the digital outlets for the ProSiebenSat1 Group on web and mobile, is the technology provider of the joint venture between ProSiebenSat.1 […]

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