Spanish ‘virtual cinema’ TVOD service launches

Spanish movie distributor A Contracorriente Films has teamed up with OTT platform technology provider Magine to launch a new transactional video-on-demand service aimed at moviegoers unable to visit the cinema due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The service, Sala Virtual de Cine (SVdC) is inviting cinemas and distributors across Spain to collaborate to help offset the […]

Magine Pro ups Wilkinson to CEO and hires new commercial chief

OTT platform operator Magine Pro has promoted managing director Matthew Wilkinson to CEO, replacing Ambuj Goyal, and has hired ex-Neulion executive Luke Boyle as chief commercial officer. Wilkinson, who is taking over from Goyal as CEO, has a background in Ericsson where he held different management positions in Europe and Australia. Over the past year […]

Zattoo to take over Magine’s German streaming base

Switzerland-based Zattoo is to take over the German direct-to-consumer streaming service operated by Sweden-based outfit Magine at the end of February. The agreement between the pair means that Magine’s 150,000 active users in the German market will receive an offer from Zattoo for its premium service free for two months. Magine is to discontinue its […]

Magine creates Spanish movies SVOD service

Streaming company Magine is creating a subscription VOD service offering Spanish movies. Magine has hooked up with Spain-based content rights firm Dinamedia to launch the offer, which will be known as FlixOlé. The service will offer “one of the world’s largest libraries of Spanish movies” when it launches in Spain late this month. The service […]

Sweden’s Sappa partners with Magine for TV everywhere

Swedish broadband and TV provider, Sappa, has partnered with Magine to launch a TV everywhere service for its customers. Sappa becomes the first business-to-business customer use Magine’s full end-to-end solution in its home market of Sweden. Sappa said the deal will address the multi-platform needs of its existing customer base, adapting its business in line […]

Magine on target for 100m subscribers in five years

On-demand platform provider Magine is set to be available in 100 countries and on target to reach 100 million subscribers in five years, according to Ambuj Goyal, CEO. Magine has highlighted four recent partnerships with major media companies that will see its ‘TV Superhighway’ platform extend its reach to over 35 markets. Magine now has […]

Magine sets sights on Chinese market

Cloud TV company Magine has set up a Hong Kong-based Magine Asia division, with plans in place to jointly launch an internet-based video streaming service in China. Magine said it has struck an agreement with an unnamed Beijing-based digital TV system integrator and operator in order to build, launch and operate the Chinese service. The […]

Magine strikes distribution deal with SPI International/Filmbox

Cloud TV service Magine has struck a distribution deal with SPI International/FilmBox, allowing it to sub-license various SPI channels to local distributors within the Magine global network. The deal covers the channels FilmBox Arthouse, FightBox, Fast&FunBox, DocuBox, FashionBox and 360TuneBox, offering Magine’s international partners access to a range of content including movies, documentaries, sports, fashion, […]

Magine targeting 20 countries with ‘TV superhighway’

OTT service and technology company Magine plans to provide its platform to third-party content providers in 20 countries by the end of this year, according to CEO Ambuj Goyal. Speaking at a closed session at the recent Connected TV World Summit, Goyal said that Magine will create a “TV superhighway” that would allow anyone to […]

Magine unlocks low-cost pay TV packages in Germany

Cloud TV service Magine is now offering premium pay TV channels in Germany for the first time without any requirement to purchase any other content or service. As of yesterday, German viewers are able to pay for stand-alone premium content packages for €2.99 per month, without needing to buy other base subscriptions or services. Magine […]

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