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Comcast adds Disney+ and ESPN+ to Xfinity

Comcast has agreed a partnership with Disney to rollout Disney+ and ESPN+ to its Xfinity pay TV customers in the US. The entertainment and sports apps will be available on the X1 and Flex platforms, with full Xfinity voice integration – meaning that users can search for specific shows across both Disney+ and ESPN+. Disney will […]

DAZN hails ‘historic’ Serie A rights agreement

Sports streamer DAZN has confirmed the acquisition of Serie A’s domestic rights in Italy. The rights deals is one of the biggest in DAZN’s history, with the London-based company playing a reported €2.5 billion for the three-year contract. DAZN will exclusively carry seven out of ten fixtures per match week from 2021-24 – a total […]

Telia adds Paramount+ in renewed ViacomCBS deal

Telia has announced an extended pan-Nordic partnership with ViacomCBS. The new partnership will give Telia customers in Sweden, Norway and Finland access to the newly launched streaming service Paramount+. Paramount+ offers a library of more than 6,000 episodes and a mixture of blockbuster movies, scripted series, documentaries and kid’s content such as Mission Impossible, Star […]

Lionsgate Play partners with telco Telkomsel for Indonesian roll-out

Starz and Lionsgate India’s South Asian streaming platform Lionsgate Play has formed a strategic partnership with Indonesian telco firm Telkomsel ahead of the service’s roll-out in the country. Under the terms of the deal, Telkomsel subscribers will gain access to the streamer through multiple options ranging from data pack linked access and premium data bundle to […]

Average US OTT spend doubles in two years

The average US household spend on OTT services has doubled in two years. According to Parks Associates, US broadband households spent an average of US$16 per month on OTT services in early 2020, double what they spent in 2018. Spend was largely flat between 2014-18, with the average amount being spent fluctuating between US$6-8. It […]

Warner Bros. HBO Max experiment to end in 2022

Warner Bros. will go back to its traditional theatrical model in 2022, the studio has confirmed. The WarnerMedia owned studio stunned the industry in December 2020 when it announced that all of its planned theatrical releases would simultaneously be launched on streaming service HBO Max during 2021. Titles including The Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman 1984 […]

CuriosityStream reveals 120% revenue jump & 50% subs growth

US factual streamer CuriosityStream has announced a rapid expansion, with a 120% increase in total revenue last year and a 50% rise in its subscriber base. Revealing its Q4 and full year 2020 financial results, the streamer announced its full 2020 revenue was $40m, up 120% on the previous year, while also posting Q4 2020 […]

Parrot Analytics: all eyes on WandaVision in France

Disney+’s Marvel series WandaVision has ended its first season with a bang at the the top of Parrot Analytics originals in-demand chart in Switzerland for the week ending March 21 in France. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of […]

ViacomCBS looks to raise US$3 billion to fuel streaming push

ViacomCBS has unveiled plans to raise US$3 billion from a new share offering to fund its expansion plans in streaming. The US media giant has issued two tranches of shares to investors – $2bn of Class B and a further US$1 billion of Series A – and said it intends “to use the combined net […]

Sky deal behind delayed HBO Max rollout, Kilar confirms

Existing licensing deals are holding up a wider roll out of HBO Max across Europe, WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar has said. As confirmed last week, the streamer will roll out to 60 countries outside of the US this year including 21 countries in Europe, where it will arrive during the second half of 2021. This […]