SVOD


AT&T officially unveils US$14.99 HBO Max

AT&T has officially lifted the lid on HBO Max, announcing that the streamer will launch in May 2020 at US$14.99 per month.  The streamer will launch with 10,000 hours of content and, as previously reported, existing AT&T HBO customers and HBO Now direct-billed subscribers will receive the new service at no additional cost. In addition, […]

Recession could leave streaming subscriptions vulnerable, claims report

Subscription services are likely to be the first casualties of a potential recession, new research has revealed. According to the first Recession Impact report from MIDiA Research, user subscriptions to premium entertainment platforms like Netflix and Spotify could be on the chopping block as cash-conscious consumers migrate to free high-quality alternatives. As such, the report […]

Sky in five-year output deal with HBO

Comcast-backed pay TV operator Sky has secured a five-year extension to its output deal with HBO and is set to co-produce on series being created for WarnerMedia’s forthcoming streamer HBO Max, our sister title TBI has learned. The extension to the output deal, which has previously delivered Sky with HBO hits such as Game Of Thrones, Watchmen and True […]

True Royalty TV taps Vimeo for D2C distribution

True Royalty TV, the SVOD service set up to cater for fans of the UK Royal Family, has turned to Vimeo to power its global direct-to-consumer distribution. Vimeo now powers True Royalty TV in all markets, including the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The technology platform is providing True Royalty TV with […]

AT&T CEO sets out stall for HBO Max in earnings call, announces two new board members

On the eve of WarnerMedia’s big HBO Max presentation, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has touted the “unique” offer of the new premium SVOD. Speaking during the company’s Q3 earnings call, the CEO said: “This is a product that’s going to be very different from anything else that you’ve seen in the market so far. This […]

Cyfrowy Polsat and Discovery team up to create Polish OTT JV

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat and Discovery are to create a joint OTT TV platform for the Polish and international markets. The new offering will provide access to Polish films, series, documents, sports and entertainment programs in one place. The offer will include a wide range of local TVN and Polsat productions as well as […]

Canal+ announces definitive end for CanalPlay

Canal+ has told the service’s remaining subscribers that Canalplay, its ill-fated SVOD platform, will shut down on November 26. The service’s customers have received a message telling them that “CanalPlay will no longer be available as part of Canal+’s offerings beginning from 26/11/2019”. Canal+ had stopped commercialising the service in July last year, having already […]

HBO Max to expand to Latin America

HBO Max is set to expand into Latin America after the streamer’s parent AT&T-owned WarnerMedia agreed a deal to take full control of HBO Ole Partners. WarnerMedia will acquire Ole’s minority stake in HBO Ole Partners, the joint venture set up in 1991 between WarnerMedia and Ole Communications, which will hand it 100% ownership of […]

Discovery planning Indian D Plus streamer for 2020 launch

Discovery is launching an Indian streaming service next year, building on its success with a local news aggregation giant.  As reported by Digital TV Europe’s sister site, TBI, it is understood that the service will be called D Plus and has evolved out of a partnership between Discovery and Indian news aggregation service DailyHunt. Backed by […]