SVOD


Digital TV Research: Disney+ to reach 75m subscribers by 2024

A forecast from research firm Digital TV Research predicts that Disney+ is set to reach as many as 75 million subscribers by 2024. On Thursday (11 April) Disney outlined its plans for its Disney + platform to investors and stated that it expects to reach 60-90m Disney + subscribers by 2024, with the US contributing […]

Disney, AT&T, Comcast will struggle to dethrone Netflix, claims report

Rethink TV, the TV research arm of UK-based Rethink Technology Research has released a sobering forecast of the video revenues for three of the world’s largest Pay TV and studio groupings and Netflix, in which it finds that the only one that will have rock steady, uninterrupted growth is the global SVOD giant – creator […]

The BBC and Discovery: getting back together

One of the signature movie genres of the 1930s was the ‘comedy of remarriage’: films – often starring Cary Grant and/or Katharine Hepburn – that featured married couples who split up, dallied temporarily with other partners, but who ultimately got back together again. Without doubt this week’s biggest story would be the classic among classics […]

Lat-Am SVOD growing fast, Netflix to maintain lead

Latin American SVOD subscriptions are forecast to reach 51.1 million by 2024, according to new forecasts from Digital TV Research. This figure is almost double the 27.12 million recorded at close of 2018 and sees Netflix continue as market leader. According to DTVR, six regional platforms will account for 85% of the region’s paying SVOD […]

Divan.TV adds Sony Pictures Television TV channels

OTT TV service Divan.TV has added three channels from Sony Pictures Television to its service line-up. Divan.TV will carry Sony Sci-Fi, Sony Channel and Sony Turbo, offering content covering science fiction, comedy and drama, and a mix of series and movies respectively. The Ukraine-based international OTT service will add Sony’s offering to its existing line-up […]

iQiyi content spend poised to top China’s big six broadcasters

iQiyi, one of China’s three major subscription VOD services (alongside Tencent Video and Youku), is poised to overtake spending on content by China’s top six broadcaster groups combined, according to new research from Ampere Analysis. According to Ampere, iQiyi spent RMB21.1 billion (€2.8 billion) on content in 2018, nearly matching the total content spend of […]

Walter Presents launching in Belgium

International drama-focused SVOD service Walter Presents is rolling out in Belgium.  The service, which originated as a VOD play on UK broadcaster Channel 4 in January 2016, will launch to Flemish audiences mid-April through a partnership with media group Medialaan, which operates Flanders-based commercial channel VTM. Walter Presents will be made available on VTM’s newly […]

Cars&Stars TV secures berth on iflix

Male-skewed thematic channel Cars&Stars has launched on the iflix streaming platform through its agents Kick Media. Cars&Stars TV, which features short-form content under two minutes long featuring cars, yachts and planes. is available to all iflixVIP subscribers across Asia, including Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar, Vietnam, the Maldives, Cambodia, Nepal, and […]

Discovery’s Zaslav expands on ‘factual Marvel library’ SVOD plan

Discovery boss David Zaslav has likened the business’s whopping nine-figure deal for BBC content to an attempt to build a “Marvel library” for factual content. “Not only do we have the entire library, but now we have spin-offs and new series coming out of those brands that will be able to delight audiences all over […]