SVOD


MTV launches mobile SVOD service in the UK

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has launched MTV’s first-ever direct-to-consumer SVOD mobile streaming app MTV Play in the UK. MTV Play is targeted at younger, mobile-first audiences who want to watch MTV’s youth-focused reality content. The app will include a broad array of catch-up and box set content and a live feed of the MTV […]

Médiamétrie: catch-up and multiscreen growing, fiction programming benefiting

French audiences are increasingly turning to catch-up and multiscreen viewing, with fiction programming benefiting more than other genres, according to audience research group Médiamétrie. Each day in 2018, over 7.2 million French people viewed catch-up TV for over an hour, with an average catch-up viewing time of one hour and three minutes. Catch-up viewing has grown by 26% in two years, […]

Hopster launches across western Balkans with United Group

Preschool kids service Hopster has struck an agreement with western Balkans service provider United Group to launch its offering in the region. Hopster will make its video streaming service available on the EON platform via United Group-owned SBB in Serbia and via Telemach in Slovenia, Montenegro and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Hopster’s launch will make episodes […]

DAZN appoints Diquattro to take charge of Spanish operation

Sports streaming service DAZN has appointed its Italian chief, Veronica Diquattro, to take charge of its new Spanish service as well. In the new role of EVP, revenue, southern Europe, Diquattro will lead DAZN in Spain alongside her current role as head of Italy, where the sport broadcaster has an extensive roster of premium rights, […]

Telefónica Mexico planning to launch Movistar Play

Telefónica Mexico plans to launch streaming service Movistar Play this year, according to CEO Carlos Morales Paulin. Speaking to El Financiero Bloomberg, Paulin said that his ambition was to offer the OTT TV service “quickly, probably this year”. Telefónica Mexico has been able to offer any telecom services, including streaming, since June 6 last year, […]

Marvel’s The Punisher and Titans top Parrot Swedish streaming list

Two titles originally from DC Universe, the streaming service launched by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros Digital Networks last year, appear in Parrot Analytics list of the 10 most in-demand digital originals in Sweden for the week ending January 27. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on […]

NBCUniversal to tap Now TV tech for OTT launch

Comcast’s NBCUniversal will tap the technology underlying Sky’s Now TV platform to bring together content that “consumers are currently viewing on other online platforms for free” and put it “altogether in one place” as it rolls out its free OTT TV service in the first half of next year, according to Steve Burke, CEO of […]

Disney breaks out direct-to-consumer numbers, reveals Hulu loss

Disney has broken out its financial results for direct-to-consumer and international activities for the first time as it prepares for the launch of its Disney+ streaming service. DTC activities on their own – principally Hulu – turned in revenue of US$1.494 billion (€1.314 billion) in 2018, up 22%, but operating losses also increased from US$96 […]

Netflix premium subs ‘considering downgrade’ after price hike

Few Netflix US viewers will cancel their subscription after the company’s price hike last week, but over a quarter of Premium subscribers are considering downgrading their plan, according to Hub Entertainment Research. Netflix administered its highest ever price hike in the US last week, bringing a Premium and Standard subscription up by US$2 a month […]

Netflix numbers disappoint, but international growth exceeds expectations

Netflix’s fourth-quarter earnings did not yield the stellar results widely anticipated, but analysts have told DTVE sister publication TBI that the business’s stagnation in the US, discussion of pay TV relationships and glimpse into viewership figures provide key clues about its strategy for the year. The streaming giant posted revenues of US$4.19 billion (€3.68 billion), […]