SVOD


French VoD providers team up ahead of possible Netflix launch

French subscription video-on-demand services Videofutur and FilmoTV have struck a partnership that will see FilmoTV’s SVoD offering made available through Videofutur’s Netgem-supplied OTT set-top. The move is the latest evidence of a burst of activity in the French digital media space – including Canal+’s creation of a dedicated OTT unit and acquisition of a majority […]

Hulu sells international business to Nippon

Nippon TV has acquired the international business of streaming and catch-up service Hulu. The Japanese free-to-air broadcast group will take control of the SVOD service this spring assuming the necessary regulatory approvals are forthcoming. The deal marks Hulu’s withdrawal from the international market. Amid several changes in its ownership structure Hulu will now focus on […]

ProSiebenSat.1 targets €1bn in new revenues, Maxdome deal with Telekom

ProSiebenSat.1 has set itself an ambitious new target of realising additional revenues of €1 billion by 2018 compared with 2012 on the back of strong full-year results. The group has also struck a significant distribution deal with Deutsche Telekom for its Maxdome on-demand service. The deal with Deutsche Telekom will give the latter’s Entertain IPTV […]

Verizon confirms Netflix talks following Comcast deal

Following yesterday’s deal between Netflix and Comcast, telecom operator Verizon has confirmed that it is in talks with the subscription VoD company about striking a similar peering deal, while AT&T is reportedly also in advanced discussions with the company. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said that his company has been in talks with Netflix for about […]

Amazon Prime Instant Video launches with Alpha House promo

Amazon Prime Instant Video will launch under its new brand – replacing Lovefilm – in the UK tomorrow, kicking off with the introduction of Amazon original political satire drama Alpha House. Amazon Prime members will be able to watch all 11 episodes of the series, which follows four US senators renting a house together and […]

Netflix to pay Comcast for access to network in ground-breaking deal

In a significant break with its existing practices, Netflix has agreed to pay US cable giant Comcast to gain direct access to its network to deliver a better quality service to Comcast subscribers. In a deal many industry observers see as likely to be the first of a series, Netflix will gain direct access to […]

Netflix reportedly looking to Orange for French partnership

Netflix has approached several French internet service providers with a view to striking carriage deals ahead of the subscription VoD service’s likely launch in France in September, according to local reports. Orange is seen as the most likely candidate for any agreement and is at the most advanced stage in negotiations, according to a report […]

Amazon cuts UK TV content deal with Warner Bros.

Amazon Prime Instant Video has sealed a deal with Warner Bros. for UK rights to a raft of the studios drama series. Prime Instant Video is replacing the Lovefilm brand in the UK this week. As the rebranding gets underway, Amazon has agreed a multiyear deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. Under the terms […]

Amazon drops Lovefilm brand for SVoD

Amazon is replicating its US SVoD offering in the UK and Germany, rebranding Lovefilm to Prime Instant Video and rolling it into its Amazon Prime delivery service. With the move, Amazon is combining its existing Lovefilm Instant subscription video-on-demand service with Amazon Prime, which gives members unlimited free one-day delivery on more than seven million […]

Fox channels does content deal with ‘Middle East Netflix’

Fox International Channels has agreed a deal with ICFlix, the OTT operator that has been dubbed ‘the Netflix of the Middle East’. The programming deal means ICFlix subs can watch a range of shows from FIC’s National Geographic channel in English, Arabic and Farsi. The Nat Geo programming line-up on ICFlix will be updated monthly. […]