NFL expands OverTier partnership to 181 countries

The NFL and OverTier have announced an expansion to their partnership for the latter to operate NFL Game Pass. Bruin-owned OverTier has held the rights to operate NFL Game Pass, the sports league’s premium subscription OTT service, in Europe since 2017 but this new agreement expands its reach into 181 countries and territories worldwide.  These […]

WarnerMedia names senior communications team

WarnerMedia has given expanded roles to three HBO communications executives, Karen Jones, Ronni Cobern-Basis and Laura Young. Jones, a 20-plus year HBO Communications executive who most recently served as SVP, media relations, HBO, has been promoted to EVP, communications, HBO. Managing teams in New York and Los Angeles, she will work closely with Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming […]

BFI Player launches on Apple TV in UK

The British Film Institute’s s subscription streaming service, BFI Player, is now available to UK customers through Apple TV channels on the Apple TV app across iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and select Samsung smart TVs. Customers can subscribe directly to the service on the Apple TV app for £4.99 per month. Subscribers to BFI Player through Apple TV channels can […]

BritBox announces UK management team

BritBox has announced its management team for the UK ahead of the streamer’s launch in Q4. The team is led by the previously announced Reemah Sakaan who has expanded her BritBox US and CA role to become group director of SVOD at ITV. She is responsible for leading the UK launch and reports to Kevin […]

FloSports launches rebrand, Android app

Sports streamer FloSports has launched a complete rebrand and has announced expanded distribution to Android.  Since launching in 2006, the company has acquired the rights to various sports competitions in the US and Canada and has just shy of 1 million subscribers with plans to rapidly increase that figure in the coming years. It says […]

OTT iflix signs two-year deal with Konnect Digital

Southeast Asian OTT service iflix has signed a two-year deal with Konnect Digital. The deal will see the streamer utilise DICE, Konnect’s digital marketplace platform for media and entertainment content, to source and licence a range of kid’s shows for screening across its markets in Asia. iflix is a free and subscription video on demand […]

Italian authorities launch tax probe into Netflix

The Milan Public Prosecutor has opened an investigation into possible tax avoidance by Netflix in Italy, according to press reports. According to Il Corriere della Sera, chief prosecutor Francesco Greco has charged deputy Gaetano Ruta with investigating Netflix’s tax affairs, even though the company does not have a physical presence in the country in the […]

DTVE’s VideoTech Innovation Awards announces shortlist

The shortlist for the VideoTech Innovation Awards has been revealed.  The VideoTech Innovation Awards, taking place on December 3 at 116 Pall Mall, London, serves as the main entertainment at the end of day of our Informa partner event, Video Streaming Exchange. In total, 54 technology and video delivery companies have been shortlisted across 14 […]

Multiple OTT subscriptions becoming the norm with 130% growth over five years

The number of households with two or more OTT subscriptions has increased by over 130% in the past five years, claims a new report. According to research from Parks Associates, 46% of US broadband households subscribe to multiple OTT services, compared to 33% in 2017 and 20% in 2014.  The report, Partnering, Aggregation, and Bundling […]