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Warner Bros. Discovery to launch combined streamer next year

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has set a summer 2023 launch for its combined DTC streamer, shared plans to “double down” on HBO and revealed a 10-year plan for the DC superhero brand, in its first post-merger earnings call. The company posted US$9.8bn revenues in its Q2 financial results yesterday, with shares dropping by up to […]

Sky Italia and DAZN forge streaming and TV partnership

Pay TV giant Sky and sports streamer DAZN have signed an agreement in Italy that makes DAZN’s app available on Sky Q from August 8. The deal will also allow Sky subscribers to access the Zona DAZN channel via the Sky decoder for a special rate, offering seven DAZN exclusive Serie A TIM matches per round and a selection […]

RTL sees streaming growth accelerate

Paying subscribers for RTL Group’s streaming services in Germany and the Netherlands was up 48% to more than 4.5 million for the first half of the year. Streaming revenue was up 21.5% to €130 million. Paying subscribers for Germany’s RTL+ increased 68.9% year on year to 3.427 million. RTL said that its strategic partnership with […]

FuboTV puts gambling plans on hold as it reviews options

Streaming provider FuboTV is pulling back from its ambition to develop an integrated streaming and gambling offering, despite growing its North American paid subscriber base by 41% year-on-year to 946,735 at the end of the second quarter. International paying subs in France and Spain, including France’s Molotov, numbered 347,000. While the international numbers were ahead […]

NPAW: streaming engagement on the slide, except in sports

Despite ongoing growth in the global video streaming business in the first half of this year, individual services continued losing playtime per user according to the latest streaming report from technology vendor NPAW. According to NPAW’s new Video Streaming Industry Report H1 2022, which examines the evolution of streaming consumption and quality trends, while total playtime […]

DAA specialist Falcon V Systems names VMO2 CTO to board

Distributed access architecture (DAA) technology specialist Falcon V Systems, a Polish joint venture owned by Vector Group, Liberty Global and Charter Communications, has appointed Virgin Media O2 CTO Jeanie York to its supervisory board. The company, which is developing software solutions for open DAA with its three principal shareholders, said that York will become a […]

Paramount records streaming growth despite Russian exit, but losses mount

Paramount posted a 19% rise in revenue in the second quarter on the back of what it described as strong showing in filmed entertainment and direct-to-consumer growth. The company saw its direct-to-consumer base rise to 64 million, including the removal of 3.9 million Russian subscribers after it shut down its service there. Paramount+, the studio’s […]

Canal+ announces EPL sublicencing deals in Slovakia and Czech Republic

Canal+ has reached sublicencing agreements with a trio of operators in Slovakia and the Czech Republic to carry the English Premier League. Ahead of the new season, Canal+ has confirmed deals with Slovak Telekom, DIGI Slovakia, and T-Mobile Czech Republic to broadcast all 380 matches on a newly created Canal+ Sport channel.  The three year […]

TikTok partners with Ticketmaster

TikTok has agreed a deal with Ticketmaster that will enable users to buy event tickets through the social video app. Starting with a handful of accounts including Demi Lovato, OneRepublic, Usher, Backstreet Boys and WWE, organisers and creators will be able to use the ticketing mini app to get people along to their events.  These […]

Former Comcast exec in at ThinkAnalytics as CRO

Data analytics company ThinkAnalytics has announced the appointment of Greg Riker as its chief revenue officer.  The exec will be charged with leading US business development, sales, and customer success teams for the Think360 viewer engagement platform along with ThinkAdvertising Riker joins with more than 20 years of experience in senior sales leadership roles and […]

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