Cirkus


Cirkus expands German reach with Vodafone deal

Video-on-demand outfit Cirkus has secured a distribution agreement in Germany with Vodafone, expanding its reach in the country. The European crime-drama focused SVOD provider will be available to Vodafone’s TV customers from next month. The Cirkus offering will be accessible via Vodafone’s GigaTV 4K box on TV screens and via the GigaTV app on smartphones […]

Germany set to ‘displace UK’ as leading European SVOD market

Germany is set to surpass the UK as Europe’s strongest video-on-demand market following strong growth by Netflix and Amazon, according to an analysis by Ampere Analysis and video-on-demand service Cirkus. According to the analysis, Netflix gained about 400,000 new subscribers in Germany from the end of the second quarter and Amazon Prime gained nearly 700,000. Compared […]

DNA adds Cirkus to entertainment offering

Finnish cable and telecom operator DNA has added UK ‘best-of-British’ video-on-demand service Cirkus to its entertainment line-up. Cirkus is available to all DNA TV subscribers without an additional fee until January 31 2017. From 1 February, customers will be able to order the service as part of the DNA TV service. The regular price of […]

ITV takes majority stake in Cirkus

ITV has taken a majority stake in Cirkus, the best-of-British on-demand service. The UK broadcaster was already a minority shareholder, but has now upped its ownership level in the streaming service. Financial details were not broken out but Martin Goswami, ITV director of pay and distribution, said: “Cirkus is an important part of ITV’s international […]

Cirkus agrees Vodafone Iceland deal

On-demand service Cirkus, which offers ‘Great British TV’ to international markets, has agreed a carriage deal with Vodafone in Iceland. Mobile and IPTV provider Vodafone Iceland is investing in cross-platform video services and will launch Cirkus as part of its offering at the end of the month. “British programming is hugely popular in Iceland and I’m […]

Best of British SVoD service launches in Finland

Cirkus, the UK content SVOD service, has launched in Finland. The service has launched on the Sonera IPTV platform, which is run by Swedish/Finish telco TeliaSonera. It rolled out this week on the Finnish service and will then launch on the Telia service in Sweden in January. Cirkus is a low-cost SVOD service for pay […]

Cirkus secures distribution with Norway’s Get

On-demand service Cirkus, which offers the ‘Best of British’ programming to international markets, has secured a distribution deal with Norwegian cable operator Get. The deal means that Get, with 400,000 subscribers, will be be the first pay TV platform operator in Norway to offer Cirkus. The on-demand service will be included in Get’s Family and […]

Cirkus secures Driver for Nordic markets

On-demand service provider Cirkus, which specialises in aggregating a ‘Best of British’ catalogue or programmes, has acquired the exclusive subscription on-demand rights for Nordic territories to BBC One drama series The Driver. Cirkus has secured on-demand rights for the series in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark, following its airing on local TV. The acquisition is […]

Best of British SVoD service strikes Scandi deal

Subscription video-on-demand service Cirkus has struck a deal with Scandi telco TeliaSonera and will launch on its pay TV services in Sweden and Finland. The agreement between UK-based Cirkus and TeliaSonera means the SVOD service will launch on its pay service in Finland this autumn and in Sweden in early 2015. The service is already […]

ITV takes stake in Cirkus

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has take a stake in Sweden-based online TV provider Cirkus. Cirkus was launched last year, backed by former UK executives Hugh Willians and Mark Bradford, to distribute UK shows to audiences in Scandinavia. The service is present on the Com Hem cable and Boxer digital-terrestrial TV networks. ITV did not disclose […]