SVOD


Netgem TV launches 4K UHD streamer and mobile app

Netgem TV has launched its 4K UHD smart TV service, combining an app-based TV service available on iOS/Android bundled with the UK’s first Freeview and 4K media streamer, the NetBox 4K. Netgem said that the NetBox 4K is the first device in the UK combining full 4K media streaming capabilities over high-speed WiFi, with the […]

WarnerMedia hires AT&T exec for streaming service

WarnerMedia has appointed AT&T Entertainment’s Brad Bentley as general manager and executive VP for direct-to-consumer development for its upcoming streaming service, due to launch in late 2019. Bentley will be responsible for overall product coordination and for delivering the new WarnerMedia streaming service. He will manage overall cost, schedule and performance of the service. The […]

Now TV looking to add new features

Sky’s UK OTT TV service Now TV aims to add download-to-play to its offering, and will look at adding third-party SVOD options on a case-by-case basis, according to Kelly McAree, head of proposition, Now TV. Speaking at the OTT TV World Summit in London this morning, McAree said that Now TV had ambitions to do […]

C More looking to older Finns to drive uptake of SVOD service

Nordic pay TV operator C More is targeting older, less digital-savvy viewers and focusing on local and national content to differentiate its recently launched subscription video-on-demand offering in a crowded OTT TV market, according to Emmi Vainionpää, director of pay TV at the pay TV outfit. Speaking specifically about C More in the Finnish market […]

France Télévisions to cease putting shows on YouTube as Canal+ reveals new VOD plan

France Télévisions is going to stop distributing complete programmes on YouTube, following director-general Delphine Ernotte’s earlier move to no longer distribute content on Netflix. Taking part in a discussion on the future of television at an event organised by Les Echos and France Info – and sponsored by Google – at the end of last […]

Amazon wins first Children’s BAFTA

Produced by Amazon Studios and Bix Pix Entertainment for Amazon Prime Video, Tumble Leaf follows a blue fox named Fig and his caterpillar friends as they go on adventures to learn about science. The show was created by Kelli Bixler and Drew Hodges. Tumble Leaf bested Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins and Vampirina as well as Amazon Prime Video’s The Stinky And Dirty Show. […]

NTV+ launches kids TV package with Megogo

Russian pay TV service provider NTV+ has struck a strategic partnership with OTT TV operator Megogo to launch a joint kids TV product as part of its OTT offering. The new service, Detskiy Premium, offers an extended subscription to 15 kids channels and over 1,300 animated and live shows from the Megogo on-demand library for […]

BBC experimenting internationally following BBC Player launch in Germany

The BBC has confirmed it is experimenting with “different ways to reach audiences in different markets” after launching an SVOD offering via Amazon Prime Video Channels in Germany and Austria last week. BBC Player launched for the first time in Germany and Austria on November 15, with the €3.99 per-month subscription service available exclusively to […]

Disney filing places value on Hulu

Disney has valued The Handmaid’s Tale SVOD provider Hulu at around US$9.26 billion (€8.13 billion), according to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing made this week. The SEC filing, submitted on Wednesday (November 21), shows that Disney made US$450 million in “capital contribution” to Hulu in 2018. The platform, in which Disney will have a 60% […]

Fox+ joins MBC Group’s Shahid Plus streaming platform

MBC Group has partnered with Fox Networks Group Middle East and North Africa to bring the Fox+ streaming service to its Shahid+ platform. Shahid+ will broaden its catalogue of Arabic films and series by adding thousands of hours of international TV content from Fox+, which offers National Geographic documentaries, Fox Lifestyle shows, Baby TV, and […]