Pantaflix strikes AVOD deal with Sony Pictures

Munich-based video-on-demand service Pantaflix has struck a deal with Sony Pictures that it says will significantly expand its advertising-supported VOD proposition. The deal will bring a range of blockbuster movies and all series of Lost Girl, XIII – The Seriesand Charlie’s Angelsto Pantaflix’s AVOD offering. From December, new content will be available for film and […]

VideoTech Innovation Awards: the winners revealed

Sports streaming service DAZN, Portuguese service provider MEO and Israeli telco Partner Communications were among the winners at last night’s VideoTech Innovation Awards in London. Sports streaming pioneer DAZN took the trophy for OTT service of the Year, while MEO and Partner jointly won the prize for TV App of the Year.  Partner also featured […]

Double boost for Amazon Prime Video in Dutch and UK markets

Dutch telco KPN has revealed plans to add Amazon Prime Video to its Interactive TV menu. This makes KPN Interactive TV the first television platform in the Netherlands where users can watch Amazon Prime directly from their TV menu. The move will give KPN customers easier access to a large selection of films and TV […]

Blu TV looking to double originals and build partner channels model

Turkish OTT TV service BluTV is looking to invest in and double its current level of original production, according to Aydın Dogan Yalcindag, speaking at the Video Exchange Streaming conference in London today.  Yalcindag said that BluTV fell short of its subscriber targets in its first year when the service relied on acquired content, but […]

Ampere: Netflix pay TV partnerships reach 300 million subs

Over 300 million pay TV homes worldwide now have the opportunity to subscribe to Netflix through their set-top boxes after the SVOD leader added 15 new partners this year, according to statistics compiled by Ampere Analysis.  According to Ampere, Netflix has struck over 100 significant partnership deals with pay TV operators to date, giving the […]

NetTV Plus secures partnership with DAZN

NetTV Plus, the OTT TV service that targets expatriates from South-East Europe around the world, has struck a partnership deal to bring sports streamer DAZN’s offering to its customers.  Users of NetTV Plus packages in Austria, Germany and Switzerland will be able to watch DAZN as part of NetTV Plus’ multiple offerings.  The deal will […]

Sandbox takes majority stake in Hopster in multi-million pound funding round

Education publishing outfit Sandbox & Co has taken a majority stake in kids SVOD service Hopster as part of a multi-million pound investment round that will also see existing Hopster investor Venture Founders put additional cash into the business.  Bhav Singh, founder and CEO of Sandbox, will take on the role of Hopster chairman.  Sandbox, […]

Viu strikes output deal with Discovery Networks Asia Pacific

Hong Kong-headquartered streamer Viu has struck an output deal with Discovery Networks Asia Pacific that will see a raft of Discovery titles launch on the SVOD. Under the pact, Discovery Network Asia Pacific channels such as Discovery, Discovery Asia, Animal Planet, Food Network, TLC and HGTV will all land on Viu. The content will be […]

Most European content on EU VOD services is imported, with UK as major supplier

Most European content on VOD services in the EU comes from outside the country operating the service, and the UK is the leading exporter, according to a study by European Audiovisual Observatory. The report found that European films and TV content represents 30% of all content found on TVOD services and 26% of SVOD content […]