South Asian streamer SVOD Zee5 launches in US and Canada

South Asian streamer Zee5 has unveiled an array of original shows for its service, which has formally launched into the US and is also being rolled out in Canada. The India-based SVOD offers exclusive Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi entertainment shows, with more than 1,600 TV series that include drama, music, food and lifestyle shows. It is aiming […]

H&C+ extends North American reach with Comcast

Equestrian sports network Horse & Country has secured the launch of its live and on demand subscription service, H&C+, on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex platforms in North America. The agreement means that in the coming months, subscribers will be able to view live coverage of events including the CHIO Rotterdam from the Netherlands, the […]

Apple cuts TV+ free trial to three months

Apple will reduce its free trial offer for its Apple TV+ SVOD service at the start of July. Since the service’s global launch in November 2019, Apple has offered anyone who purchases a qualifying device (which is most of its devices) a year’s free access to the streamer. That offer has been extended multiple times, […]

Univision to enter global streaming arena following Televisia merger completion 

US-based Spanish-language broadcaster Univision has revealed plans to launch a global streaming service. The announcement marks a major statement of intent following the US$4.8 billion merger of Televisia and Univision that was announced in April.  The company said that the new streamer will roll out in 2022 – beginning with the US and Latin America […]

Streamers operating in UK set to be regulated by Ofcom

Ofcom will reportedly move to bring Netflix and other streaming services under its regulatory eye. According to The Telegraph, UK culture secretary Oliver Dowden will set out a proposal this week in a whitepaper which would extend Ofcom’s remit to cover on-demand services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+. The move comes after […]

DAZN agrees eight-year AFC Champions League in Japan

DAZN has signed an eight-season rights deal with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for the AFC Champions League in Japan. The deal will see DAZN broadcast coverage of the competition in Japan starting from the 2021 season, which will kick off on June 22. In addition to the AFC Champions League, the agreement also covers […]

DAZN turns to Mediaset for advertising sales in Italy

Streaming service DAZN has struck a deal with Mediaset’s advertising arm, Digitalia’08 for the latter to represent it for the next three years. DAZN holds the rights to Serie A football, which will be streamed via Telecom Italia’s network, with 380 matches a season to be offered to subscribers, including seven matches a day to […]

Megogo takes discovery+ to Latvia following 13-market partnership deal

Ukrainian and Russian streaming service Megogo has added discovery+ to its line-up of offerings for subscribers in Latvia. Starting this month, all Megogo subscribers in Latvia have access to discovery+. The move follows a strategic partnership concluded between Discovery and the OTT service in December, covering 13 markets in eastern Europe and Asia. discovery+ will […]

Exec shakeup for WarnerMedia in EMEA

WarnerMedia has announced a number of key leadership changes in EMEA. Announced by Priya Dogra, president of WarnerMedia EMEA & Asia (excl. China), seasoned company executives Sylvia Rothblum, Pierre Branco, and Jamie Friend have been handed new roles in the company. Sylvia Rothblum has been appointed country manager for Germany, Austria & Switzerland. This complements […]

¡HOLA! Play expands Rakuten TV partnership with VOD content

Following its launch on Rakuten TV’s linear channel line-up, content from ¡HOLA! Play is now available on the platform’s on demand library for free.  ¡HOLA! Play – an offshoot of  publishing brand HOLA! – offers hundreds of hours of content focused on the worlds of A-list celebrities, fashion and cookery. The service is viewable from […]

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