WarnerMedia ups Dogra to EMEA/APAC entertainment networks president

WarnerMedia has named Priya Dogra as president, WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, EMEA and APAC. Dogra will continue her responsibilities as EVP, strategy and corporate development for WarnerMedia in the meantime. With her added responsibilities, she will report to Gerhard Zeiler, chief revenue officer, WarnerMedia and president, WarnerMedia International Networks. She replaces Giorgio Stock who stepped down […]

FuboTV latest to up monthly cost

Cord-cutting FuboTV has become the latest US streamer to increase its price. The news comes several months after the service was bought by FaceBank Group in March, and after it has shifted from primarily focusing on sports to being a more generalist competitor to the likes of YouTube TV and Hulu with Live TV. FuboTV […]

Alibaba fires streaming boss over nepotism and accepting gifts

Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce giant, has announced the immediate departure of its livestreaming head Zhao Yan, who has been fired on grounds of multiple wrongdoings. According to an internal memo produced by the company’s HR department, Zhao is accused of nepotism and accepting gifts. In particular, the document says that he helped third-party livestreamers secure […]

Thematic streaming services set to deliver US$2.8bn this year

Thematic subscription streaming services will be generate over US$2.8 billion this year, while global paid OTT video subscriptions are set to reach one billion by the end of 2020, according to a new report released by Magine Pro, with data from Digital TV Europe’s sister research house Omdia. According to the report, OTT numbers will […]

Akado creates integrated broadband and streaming bundle with Okko

Russian service provider Akado has forged a partnership with OTT TV provider Okko that will seek the Okko service offered in a bundle with Akado broadband access. The Cinema 2in1 service will enable users to access internet speeds of up to 200Mbps and choose one of the two Okko subscription options – Light or Optimum […]

Cosmo On streaming service launches on Orange España

Hearst-owned Spanish female-focused network Cosmopolitan TV has launched a new on-demand streaming offering, Cosmo On, on Orange’s platform. Orange is offering Cosmo On as part of its Orange TV Cine y Series package without additional cost. The service will offer over 400 new titles annually on-demand, including the exclusive debut of new political drama Bright […]

Parrot Analytics: Dark shines bright for Netflix in Germany

German-language Netflix original Dark has jumped up to the top of Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart for the week ending June 28 in Germany. 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, peer-to-peer protocols […]

DAZN promotes CFO James Rushton to acting chief exec

Sports streamer DAZN has announced the appointment of James Rushton as its acting CEO following the departure of Simon Denyer, who will take up an advisory position at DAZN’s parent company Access Industries. While Denyer created and led DAZN since its formation within the Perform Group in 2007, Rushton is no stranger to the top […]

MGM puts ‘Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Robocop’ onto new German SVOD via Zattoo

US studio Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is rolling out a film and TV streaming service in Germany via local TV provider Zattoo. The MGM SVOD will provide Zattoo subscribers with TV shows including The Handmaid’s Tale, comedy-drama series Get Shorty and movies such as Robocop, Terminator and 21 Jump Street. The service will cost €3.99 […]

NBCUniversal agrees content deal with ViacomCBS to bulk up Peacock

NBCUniversal has signed a deal with ViacomCBS to license a number of its movies and TV shows for upcoming streamer Peacock. Peacock will launch on July 15 in the US with a free tier which offers more than 7,500 hours of content, an ad-supported premium tier with 15,000 hours of content (including live sports such […]

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