Liga Portugal lands on FITE

Sports streaming hub FITE has acquired the broadcasting rights to Liga Portugal for markets in the UK and Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Scandinavia through to 2026. Starting from December 2, FITE will stream Liga Portugal matches live in English. The deal will kick off from the twelfth matchday of the season, with it covering […]

Great! Player lands on Freeview Play and YouView TV

Narrative Entertainment UK’s video on-demand service the Great! Player has launched on Freeview Play and YouView TV in the UK. Launched in May 2023 by the UK independent broadcaster, the Great! Player houses Narrative Entertainment’s portfolio of film and entertainment channels such as Great! Movies, Great! Action, Great! Christmas, Great! Romance and Great! TV. The media […]

Viaplay pushes back Q3 results again

Troubled Nordic and international streamer Viaplay’s board has once again pushed back the publication of its Q3 numbers as it tries to arrange a recapitalisation. The Viaplay board decided to reschedule the publication of its Q3 2023 financial results to after close of trading on NASDAQ Stockholm on Thursday, in order to continue discussions with […]

Coupang Play nets Bundesliga rights

South Korea’s streaming service Coupang Play has scored the exclusive broadcasting rights to German professional football league Bundesliga. The deal launching at the start of the 2024-25 season will see Coupang Play broadcast the Bundesliga and second tier league Bundesliga 2 in the region. The streaming operator will also show the German Supercup and the […]

Global SVOD subscriptions to increase by 321m, reaching 1.79bn by 2029

Global SVOD subscriptions will rise to 1.79 billion by 2029, according to Digital TV Research’s latest report. The media research outfit predicted global SVOD subscriptions will grow by 321 million between 2023 and 2029. The boost will see the US add 30 million subscriptions, followed by Brazil with 23 million and India putting in 27 […]

ITV signs deal with Disney Entertainment, with Disney+ and FX titles to land on ITVX

Disney+ and FX originals Extraordinary and Under The Banner Of Heaven are both heading to UK streamer ITVX, underlining the increasing rights flexibility from the Mouse House. The deal with Disney Entertainment will see the first season of Extraordinary and Under The Banner Of Heaven become available on the commercial broadcaster’s streaming service ITVX and its free-to-air channel ITV2 in the first […]

Streamers accounted for a quarter of European original content spend in 2022

Global streamers’ spending accounted for 24% of all spending on European original content last year, according to a study by the European Audiovisual Observatory.  The report found that global streamers’ spending increased by 70% versus 2021 to €4.9 billion, with Netflix accounting for about 45% of streamer spending on European original content, down from 58% in […]

OSN+ to merge with Anghami to become joint video and music streaming service in MENA

MENA’s TV streaming operator OSN+ is to merge with local music and entertainment streaming service Anghami to create a combined video and music streaming offering in the Middle East and North Africa region. Anghami launched in 2012 becoming the first music-streaming platform in MENA to digitise the region’s music and has since established over 40 […]

Channel 4 reports new record of 6.7 billion streaming minutes in October

UK public service broadcaster, Channel 4 has recorded a milestone of 6.7 billion streaming viewer minutes in October, according to Barb’s industry data. It marks its largest streaming numbers yet, beating its recent record of five billion minutes of Channel 4 streamed content in April this year. The reality TV format Married At First Sight […]

GCN+ and GCN App to close as WBD plans to consolidate streaming brands

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) is to shut down Global Cycling Network cycling streaming hub GCN+ and GCN App after two years as the media giant looks to consolidate its streaming services GCN is part of Warner Bros. Discovery-owned Play Sports Group, a digital sports media company centered on cycling and tri-sports. Launched in 2021, GCN+ showcased […]