Roku announces German product line-up

Weeks after announcing its expansion into the country, Roku has revealed its product lineup for Germany. The streaming players offered by the company in the country includes the Roku Express, Roku Express 4K, Roku Streaming Stick 4K and Roku Streambar. Roku Express is the company’s entry-level HD streaming device running Roku OS and will be […]

Germany to become largest European SVOD market

Germany is set to overtake the UK as the largest European SVOD market within the next five years. In terms of total subscriber numbers, Digital TV Research estimates that Germany will hit 51.72 million SVOD subscriptions by 2025. The UK – currently the largest market in Western Europe and Europe overall – will lose ground […]

NENT Group acquires IndyCar rights for new streaming markets

Sweden-based streaming outfit Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) has extended its rights to show NTT Indycar Series motorsport until 2024. The group’s Viaplay streaming service will continue showing every race from North America’s premier motorsport competition in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland, while adding Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for the first time. The […]

Warnermedia opens new Asian hub in Singapore

WarnerMedia has opened a new regional hub for Asia – excluding China and Japan – in Singapore. The facility, which was opened today by Singapore’s minister for communications and information Josephine Teo, marks the integration of WarnerMedia’s business in the region that includes Warner Bros., HBO and Turner brands, the company said. It also houses […]

Omdia: long-form online and non-linear lead growth in cross-platform viewing

Average total daily viewing time went up in major advanced markets last year, with total long-form online viewing, the share of viewing time for online platforms and the proportion of viewing time on non-linear content all increasing, according to a new report by Omdia. According to the Cross-Platform Television Viewing Time report from DTVE’s sister […]

RTL and Talpa Network sign merger deal

RTL Group and Talpa Network have signed agreements to merge their broadcasting and affiliated media businesses in the Netherlands and create a unified Dutch cross-media group. The merger, originally announced in June but which has now been approved by the two companies’ boards, is subject to approval from the competition authorities and is expected to […]

MENA SVOD TenTime taps Accedo for connected TV expansion

Middle East on-demand streaming service TenTime has tapped technology outfit Accedo to help expand the availability of content on its SVOD service to connected TV platforms. The service provides Arabic-dubbed international content and Arabic series, movies and TV shows, together with forthcoming original productions. The TenTime connected TV apps were developed and launched using Accedo Elevate, a […]

Viaplay to launch in the UK, Germany and Canada

Nordic streamer Viaplay is to launch in the UK, Germany and Canada over the next two years. The Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group)-owned streamer will be rolled into the UK in the second half of 2022 followed by expansion into Canada, Germany, Austria and Switzerland during 2023. NENT has also set itself new subscriber targets, […]

DAZN ‘in advanced talks’ to take control of BT Sport

DAZN is in advanced talks to acquire BT Sport, according to a report by the Financial Times. According to the FT, citing unnamed sources, a deal could be struck within weeks, with the sale of its premium TV arm freeing BT up to focus on its 5G rollout, fibre and connectivity. The sale of BT […]

Alchimie strikes deals with Orange, Amazon Prime Video and Movistar

OTT subscription video-on-demand channel provider Alchimie has struck new distribution deals with Orange, Amazon Prime Video and Telefónica’s Spanish platform Movistar.  Alchiimie has secured distribution for Earth and food-focused offering on Orange and Amazon Prime Video. Co-founded by Alchimie with Edouard Bergeon and sponsored by Guillaume Canet, the channel is available by subscription for […]

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