SVOD stacking becoming the norm in the US

SVOD stacking is increasingly becoming the norm, with a new report highlighting that almost two-thirds of Americans subscribe to multiple streamers. According to new figures from Parks Associates, 61% of US broadband households subscribe to two or more OTT services – up from 48% in Q3 2019. Almost half (45%) subscribe to three or more […]

BritBox launches in Australia in latest step of global rollout

ITV-BBCS joint-venture SVOD BritBox has made its bow in Australia. The streamer offers viewers ‘the largest streaming collection of British drama and comedy on demand’, and launches in the country following successful rollouts in the US, Canada and the UK. The former two countries have a combined total of more than one million subscribers. Launching […]

SVOD aggregators are too big to ignore for players looking for global scale

Roku shares leapt to an all-time high this week after industry juggernaut John Malone threw his weight behind it, and other tech players, as the future of streaming and content aggregation. Malone had every right to be bullish on all three of Amazon, Roku and Apple, with the trio (potentially along with Google as it […]

WarnerMedia on verge of bringing HBO Max to Roku

AT&T and Roku are reportedly on the verge of a deal to bring HBO Max to the streaming platform. The WarnerMedia streamer was conspicuously absent from Amazon and Roku devices when it launched in May. Following a deal with Amazon announced this week, media news outlet The Desk claims that the operator is close to […]

Disney considers further streaming shift, with Cruella and others considered for Disney+

Disney is reportedly considering shifting more of its planned cinematic releases to its SVOD Disney+ in a move which could have a seismic effect on an industry already on its knees. According to a Deadline report, live action Disney classic adaptations Cruella, Pinocchio and Peter Pan and Wendy – all initially scheduled for cinematic release […]

Netflix launches StreamFest free weekend in India

In its latest attempts to attract users in India, Netflix will offer prospective users a free weekend at the beginning of December. The company, calling the weekend of December 5-6 ‘StreamFest, will allow non-subscribers access to its entire catalogue – ranging from acquired content to original series and movies. All users need to hand over […]

Salto passes 100,000 mark with wide base of users

French broadcaster-backed streaming service Salto has attracted around 100,000 subscribers in its first three weeks, according to a report by Le Figaro. However, the service, backed by pubcaster France Télévisions and commercial broadcasters TF1 and M6, is approaching the end of its first month, with free trial periods beginning to come to an end from […]

SPI International/FilmBox launches seven channels on

Channel provider SPI International/FilmBox has launched seven channels on German IPTV platform The channels, spanning genres including movies, documentaries, gaming, music and lifestyle, will be offered to subscribers of the platform in the new Perfect Plus package. The channels included in the deal are: SPI’s art-house movie channel FilmBox Arthouse, which airs world cinema classics from directors […]