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Super RTL relaunches Kividoo app

Set-top box software solutions provider, 3 Screen Solutions (3SS), has been selected by German children’s broadcaster Super RTL for the relaunch of Kividoo. Kividoo is Super RTL’s SVOD service aimed at children aged 2-13 years and has approximately 30,000 subscribers. 3SS will design and deploy apps with customized UIs for viewing on Android mobiles and […]

Hulu ‘missing piece’ in Disney streaming arsenal

Hulu was the “missing piece in Disney’s streaming strategy”, claims a new report. According to analysis from Ampere, gaining full control of Hulu in 2024 will “allow Disney to reinvent the TV ‘channel family’ for the streaming generation and give it the content scale and bundling flexibility it needs to take the fight to Netflix […]

Disney to assume control of Hulu in 2024

The Mouse House revealed this afternoon (May 14) that it will assume full operational control of the Handmaid’s Tale streamer, effective immediately, in return for Disney and Comcast entering into a “put/call” agreement regarding NBCUniversal’s 33% ownership stake in the platform. Under the deal, Disney can buy NBCUniversal’s interest in Hulu as early as January […]

Iger: Disney needs Comcast ‘cooperation’ to realise Hulu ambition

Disney is “bullish” about the potential of Hulu, including international expansion, but will have to strike an agreement with Comcast to achieve its goals, according to CEO Bob Iger. Speaking after Disney posted better than expected second fiscal quarter results, Iger also said that Disney’s movie activities and new streaming service Disney+ will be intricately […]

Disney confirms US$10.6 billion sale of sports networks to Sinclair Broadcast Group

US broadcast group Sinclair has confirmed the acquisition of 21 Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) and Fox College Sports from Disney in a deal worth US$10.6 billion (€9.6 billion). This portfolio represents the largest collection of RSNs in the US marketplace, and has an extensive footprint which consists of exclusive local rights to 42 professional teams […]

Sinclair reportedly close to buying ex-Fox sports networks from Disney

Disney is close to announcing a deal to sell 21 Fox regional sports networks it inherited from its acquisition of Fox’s entertainment assets to Sinclair Broadcast Group for US$10 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. The deal is expected to be announced today, according to the paper. Disney completed its US$71 billion acquisition of […]

Hulu outpaces Netflix with strong subscriber growth

Disney and Comcast-backed streaming service Hulu has grown its total customer base to over 28 million, including 26.8 million paying customers, the outfit has revealed. The news that the SVOD service has added 3.8 million paying customers so far this year means its US growth far outpaced that of Netflix, which added 1.7 million customers […]

CEE SVOD set to more than double

Central and eastern Europe is set to more than double its subscription video-on-demand base over the next five years, according to Digital TV Research. According to the research outfit, the region will have 26.19 millionSVOD subscriptionsby 2024, up from 10.02 million recorded by end-2018. Russia will supply 8.77 million to the 2024 total, with Poland […]

Disney+ favouring quality over quantity at launch, says Ampere

New research from Ampere Analysis suggests that Disney’s new streaming service Disney+ will launch in November with a catalogue that is just one fifth of the size of Netflix’s. The new service will also have less content on offer than other rivals in the burgeoning SVOD place including Amazon Prime, Hulu, Starz Play and HBO […]

Hulu buys back AT&T stake

US streaming service Hulu has struck a deal with AT&T to take back a 9.5% minority stake from the company for US$1.43 billion, as the telecoms company looks to reduce its debt. The transaction valued Hulu a US$15 billion. It did not require any governmental or other third-party approvals and was simultaneously signed and closed. […]

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