Funimation expands in Lat Am

Sony-owned anime streamer Funimation has further expanded into Latin America, launching in Colombia, Chile and Peru yesterday. Arriving with a web-only preview, the full SVOD service will roll out next month on various apps, smart TV platforms and gaming consoles, including Android, iOS, Roku, PlayStation and Xbox. The new launches follow Funimation’s arrival in Mexico […]

Parrot Analytics: familiar favourites in Spain

A handful of familiar favourites are at the top of Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart for the week ending June 13 in Spain. 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 and […]

Indonesian Mola to deploy Broadpeak CDN tech

Indonesian entertainment network Mola has deployed Broadpeak’s content delivery network and video streaming tech on its OTT platform. The company has deployed a comprehensive CDN solution from Broadpeak to optimise the delivery of ABR live sports streaming content, including English Premier League matches. The solution uses Broadpeak’s advanced CDN, BkM100 video delivery manager, and BkS400 […]

Kickboxing org Glory to launch PPV OTT platform with Endeavour Streaming

Kickboxing organisation Glory has announced a multi-year partnership with Endeavour Streaming to create a new OTT platform. The new Glory streaming service launches July 17 for Glory 78, and will allow kickboxing fans to watching live PPV events. The new streamer will be accessible on multiple devices via any web browser, iOS and Android apps. […]

No plans for ad-supported Disney+, says Chapek

Disney has no plans to follow the likes of HBO Max and Paramount+ in launching a cheaper ad-supported tier for Disney+. In comments made at the Credit Suisse 23rd Annual Communications Conference, Disney CEO Bob Chapek said that Disney+, which upped its prices by US$1/£1/€1 earlier this year, is satisfied with its subscription revenues. As […]

NENT group acquires FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 rights for Poland

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group has further boosted its sports rights portfolio with the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 in Poland. The company has picked up the rights to what is widely expected to be the most-watched women’s football tournament ever as interest in the sport continues to gain momentum. The tournament will be expanded from […]

Documentary+ to share viewing data with producers in ‘industry first’

Ad-supported streaming service Documentary+ will share viewing data with filmmakers in what it says is an industry first. The studio XTR-led non-fiction streamer said that filmmakers will be able to request personalized reports about the performance and viewing data of their films on the platform including insights like top cities, age group, platform, gender identity […]

Riivi signs up Norigin Media for CTV app validation ahead of rollout

Latin American streamer Riivi has announced a tech partnership with Norigin Media. The deal will see the Norweigan Norigin provide smart TV app testing and validation ahead of Riivi’s expansion to connected TV devices. Riivi is Latin America’s first AVOD platform that offers a catalogue of over 200 titles from producers in the region including […]

Indian streamer Zee5 announces US rollout

Indian streamer Zee5 is to launch in the US later this month, offering more than 130,000 hours of programming to subscribers. The service, which is currently in beta mode in the country and will formally launch 22 June, will offer exclusive Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi entertainment shows, including its originals. More than 1,600 TV series […]