Long reads

Analysis: Disney+’s launch in Europe & Covid-19’s impact

Disney+ lands in countries across Europe – excluding France – today amid a pandemic that very few saw coming. Analysts at DTVE and TBI sibling Omdia take an in-depth look at the streamer’s launch offer, including the range of shows available, its comparable cost across territories, how it will reach consumers, and the impact of […]

Is your company prepared to work remotely?

M&E organizations have unique requirements that should not be ignored even in the wake of crisis. By Jon Finegold, CMO, Signiant The last few weeks have driven home how disruptive unforeseen turmoil can be for the industry. While events such as the 2011 Tohoku tsunami and the SARS pandemic have demonstrated threats to business continuity […]

How DAZN plans to take on the world and win – exclusive interview with EVP Joe Markowski

When DAZN this week announced it was expanding to 200 countries and territories, many observers were caught off-guard, but it is the culmination of years of efforts from the company.  Since launching in 2016 in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Japan, the London-based disruptive sports streamer has gradually rolled out its service to five other markets […]

Q&A: Isaac Benbenisti & Liran Dan, Partner Communications

Partner Communications execs talk about the strategies and successes that have led Partner TV to becoming a ‘Super Aggregator’ and the fastest growing TV service in Israel. Isaac Benbenisti, CEO What does it mean to be a ‘super aggregator TV service provider’ and why does this model benefit consumers? Being a super aggregator means bringing […]

The DTVE Interview: Sergio Oslé Varona, Movistar+

Telefónica/Movistar+ has been at the forefront of telecom operators seeking to invest in content as a key differentiator, not only through premium football, but also as a producer of highly regarded premium drama. Movistar+ president Sergio Oslé Varona talks to Stuart Thomson about the company’s approach ahead of his appearance at Video Exchange Streaming. Few […]

Linear still the focus for WarnerMedia in Africa

WarnerMedia is currently amidst an incredibly exciting period of expansion.  Having being acquired by AT&T in 2018 in a US$85 billion deal, the company formerly known as Time Warner has undergone a huge transformation in a relatively short period of time to become a significant part of the telecommunications giant’s empire. This is perhaps best […]

Mirada: Handpicked curation gains ground in the pay TV world

Juan Carlos Yáñez, head of editorial at Mirada, discusses talks about the powerful effect that curation can have on the user experience of TV. At Mirada, we have always believed in the value that handpicked content curation brings to pay TV platforms. Over the last few years, however, it has been like calling out in […]

Two days with Disney+ – can it beat Netflix?

  Disney+ has landed and it is as grand as the company promised.  At launch, the service has more than 500 films and over 7,500 episodes of TV content – including 30 years worth of The Simpsons which up until the launch of Disney+ had its own standalone streamer – and this has been enough […]

DAZN: OTT is Cable TV’s moment of opportunity

Ben King, SVP global distribution and business development at DAZN, talks about the opportunities that OTT is providing to cable TV operators.  There’s an interesting debate out there right now; are OTT services friends or foes of the cable business? The world is a much more complex place than it used to be, especially when […]

Apple’s big strategy for Apple TV+

The long-awaited Apple TV+ has launched, ushering in the next generation of big budget streamers that will, over the next nine months, see the like of AT&T, Comcast and Disney join the increasingly crowded party.  For all the positive talk of the service’s aggressive US$4.99 price point and multiplatform app rollout, initial coverage of the […]