BritBox hires AMC’s Arnot as SVP of marketing

BritBox North America has hired Nada Arnot to the newly created post of SVP of marketing. Reporting to BritBox North America head Emily Powers, Arnot will be charged with managing the marketing and communications across the business. Arnot’s appointment comes at a time of significant expansion for the BBC Studios/ITV joint-venture and when the streamer […]

ITV predicts soaring ad revenue

UK commercial broadcaster ITV said it expects advertising revenues for May and June to be up 85% and 90% on last year following solid year-on-year growth in April, and confirmed that SVOD JV BritBox is on track for a launch in South Africa later this summer. Providing a trading update, ITV said that revenue for […]

Berenberg: NENT stands apart as European SVOD ‘champion’ as other broadcasters look to AVOD

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) stands apart as a ‘traditional’ broadcaster that has successfully captured a large share of the digital market in an environment where the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated a permanent shift to digital video consumption, according to an analysis by Berenberg. Assessing the overall video distribution market, Berenberg believes that “the shift away […]

ITV sees global SVOD pass 2.6m, revenues hit by COVID-19

UK commercial broadcaster ITV’s global subscription video-on-demand activities now have over 2.6 million subscribers, with BritBox UK, the broadcaster’s JV with the BBC, surpassing its target of hitting half a million subs by January, according to ITV CEO Carolyn McCall. ITV’s SVOD offerings include BritBox UK, BritBox US, which passed 1.5 million subs in October […]

BritBox joins Amazon Prime Video Channels

BritBox, the streaming joint-venture of BBC Studios and ITV, has announced that it will join Prime Video Channels. The service will be available as an add-on subscription in Spring 2021 in the UK, significantly increasing its availability to approximately 90% of video-on-demand homes in the country. This will also mark the first time that BritBox […]

BritBox appoints ITV SVOD chief Reemah Sakaan to become international CEO

BBC Studios (BBCS) and ITV have appointed the latter’s group director of SVOD Reemah Sakaan as international CEO for joint venture streamer BritBox. Sakaan, who was responsible for the launch of BritBox in the UK and is also currently chief brand & creative officer at BritBox Global, will start in April and will be tasked with […]

BritBox announces South African rollout for H2 2021

UK content streamer BritBox will launch in South Africa in the second half of 2021, ITV has announced. The service, which operates as a joint-venture of ITV and BBC Studios, will expand into its fifth worldwide territory following launches in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia. The expansion comes as a part of an […]

Amazon wins Q4, but Disney+ dominates 2020 SVOD signups

Amazon accounted for almost half of the UK’s new streaming customers across the festive period, a new report has revealed. According to figures from Kantar, Amazon attracted 49% of the 1.3 million new subscriptions in the final quarter of 2020 – approximately 635,000 signups. Amazon managed to draw in almost three times more subscribers than […]

BritBox launches in Australia in latest step of global rollout

ITV-BBCS joint-venture SVOD BritBox has made its bow in Australia. The streamer offers viewers ‘the largest streaming collection of British drama and comedy on demand’, and launches in the country following successful rollouts in the US, Canada and the UK. The former two countries have a combined total of more than one million subscribers. Launching […]

BT picks Bango for third-party subscription management

Data commerce platform Bango has partnered with BT to power the operator’s bundled TV subscriptions. BT has selected the Bango Platform as a “key integration point,” which will allow it to open up a greater number of products and services to customers. The first launch under this partnership is BBCS/ITV SVOD BritBox – which BT is […]

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