AVOD


Comcast acquires AVOD player Xumo

Comcast has acquired US AVOD Xumo from Panasonic and Meredith Corp. Xumo offers ad-supported live and on-demand streaming content and features over 190 channels such as ABC News, Fox Sports and USA Today. In a succinct statement, Xumo said: “The talented team at Xumo has created a successful, growing, and best-in-class set of streaming capabilities. […]

Rakuten TV launches Kids TV channel

AVOD platform Rakuten TV has announced the launch of the new Kids TV channel. As the title would suggest, the channel will offer a range of children’s content and launches in partnership with Aardman Animations, Milimages, Motion Pictures and Lingokids. Rakuten TV is available in more than 42 countries, with the company claiming to be […]

Tubi announces Mexico launch

Tubi, the ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) service, is to expand into Mexico later this year in collaboration with TV Azteca. As part of the deal, TV Azteca will offer advertising sales for Tubi in Mexico and promote the service to its audience via online and other platforms. TV Azteca’s titles will also be made […]

Tubi signs deal with Hisense for “prominent” placing within OS

AVOD Tubi has signed a deal with TV maker Hisense to offer its library on the new Vidaa platform. The offering will be available in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK – where the streamer will launch early in 2020. The company said that new Hisense TVs with Cidaa will have Tubi preloaded and […]

Recession could leave streaming subscriptions vulnerable, claims report

Subscription services are likely to be the first casualties of a potential recession, new research has revealed. According to the first Recession Impact report from MIDiA Research, user subscriptions to premium entertainment platforms like Netflix and Spotify could be on the chopping block as cash-conscious consumers migrate to free high-quality alternatives. As such, the report […]

Rakuten TV launches European AVOD 

Rakuten TV has announced the launch of its first AVOD channels within the platform.  The free section of Rakuten TV will launch with an initial offer including Hollywood and local content to be expanded to additionally include exclusive Rakuten content, TV series, documentary series, news and sport channels in the coming months – with a […]

Plex expands ad-supported offer with Lionsgate deal

Media library platform Plex has bolstered its upcoming AVOD service by signing a deal with Lionsgate. The announcement follows the signing of a similar deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, though the key difference here is that the Lionsgate deal is for worldwide streaming while the Warner content will be limited to the US. […]

Streaming viewers could overtake pay TV in five years, claims Roku

Cord-cutters are predicted to potentially surpass traditional pay TV viewers by 2024, predicts a new study from Roku. According to the streaming device maker, approximately 60 million US TV households are expected to access video on their TV exclusively through streaming within the next five years. The report claims that this will mean that streamers […]

Viacom sees big uplift in Pluto TV users as it eyes international expansion

Viacom’s AVOD business Pluto TV saw its monthly user base rise by 50% between Viacom’s acquisition of the business in January and the end of July, ending that month with 18 million active users. News of Pluto’s progress was revealed as Viacom posted solid fisca Q3 numbers on the back of a recovery in its […]

PlutoTV launches three My5 channels in UK

AVOD streamer Pluto TV is to launch three UK channels using content from the VOD platform of its Viacom stablemate Channel 5, focusing on crime, documentary and medical programming. Pluto TV, which was acquired by Viacom for $340m six months ago, will launch My5 Crime, My5 Documentaries and My5 GPs: Behind Closed Doors channels on its […]

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