Rlaxx TV launches in South Africa and Poland

Germany-based FAST and AVOD offering rlaxx TV has launched in South Africa and Poland. The two new markets join the existing availability in countries such as Germany, Spain and the UK. The latest launches take rlaxx TV to two new regions: Eastern Europe and Africa. rlaxx TV features both linear as well as video-on-demand (VoD) […]

AVOD market to reach US$260 billion annual revenue by 2025

AVOD streamers are set to flourish over the next three years and will hit revenues of almost $260bn by 2025, according to to the latest research from analysis powerhouse Omdia. The findings, revealed to DTVE’s sister site TBI ahead of a session at Series Mania on Thursday, reveal that while SVOD revenues will not come […]

FilmRise hires Vudu’s Gagliardi to drive FAST growth

Film and TV streaming network FilmRise has announced the hire of Daniel Gagliardi as vice president, digital distribution and business development. Gagliardi will be charged with leading the growth and optimisation of FilmRise AVOD and FAST channels, while implementing new strategies for FilmRise’s AVOD and FAST partners around the world. He reports to Melissa Wohl, […]

Plex at 200 FTA channels

Streaming media Plex has reached a milestone of 200 free-to-stream live TV channels. While initially making its name as a robust platform for consumers’ media libraries, Plex has quietly developed into a major player in free ad-supported television (FAST), with more than 200 live channels available in 193 countries. Since launching its FAST business in […]

Rakuten TV rolls out five channels on LG smart TVs in the UK

AVOD and FAST channel operator Rakuten TV has expanded its content offering in the UK with the rollout of five channels on the free premium content streaming service from LG Electronics, LG Channels.  CNN, Rakuten Stories, Comedy Movies, Action Movies and Drama Movies are available to watch on compatible LG smart TVs, offering a selection of localised content […]

ViacomCBS’s Pluto TV to launch in Italy

ViacomCBS-owned free streaming service Pluto TV is to launch in Italy on October 28.   According to ViacomCBS, PlutoTV will be Italy’s first Free ad-supported television (FAST) service and will complement Paramount+ when the premium streaming service launches in Italy next year. Pluto TV will launch on mobile via iOS and Android, desktop and Connected TV (CTV) devices, such as Samsung Tizen, LG Smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and Chromecast, and select channels […]

Rlaxx TV and Smartclip team up for advertising

Smartclip, the ad tech unit of RTL Group, has teamed up with AVOD service provider rlaxx TV to monetise the linear ad breaks within the rlaxx TV channel-offering across Europe. Smartclip will support rlaxx TV in its core markets including the UK and Germany , while Spain will join the lineup within the next few […]

AVOD service rlaxx TV launches in France, Spain and Portugal

Germany-based free ad-based video-on-demand service rlaxx TV has launched its offering in France, Spain, and Portugal. The three new markets join the previously announced availability in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the UK.  rlaxx TV, featuring linear as well as AVOD catalogues, includes features such as stop, fast-forward or rewind and provides access to a range premium […]

Pluto TV taps Blue Ant for 650 hours of content

Global distribution group Blue Ant International has licensed more than 650 hours of programming to Pluto TV, the ViacomCBS-owned free streaming service. Beginning this month, Pluto TV’s audiences will have access to programming from Blue Ant International’s factual entertainment, specialist factual and high-impact documentaries. The programming will be available on the Pluto TV’s live, linear channels […]

No plans for ad-supported Disney+, says Chapek

Disney has no plans to follow the likes of HBO Max and Paramount+ in launching a cheaper ad-supported tier for Disney+. In comments made at the Credit Suisse 23rd Annual Communications Conference, Disney CEO Bob Chapek said that Disney+, which upped its prices by US$1/£1/€1 earlier this year, is satisfied with its subscription revenues. As […]

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