Kagan: European SVOD revenues to reach US$6.8bn in 2022

The European subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) market is due to reach revenues of US$6.8 billion in 2022, up from US$3.9 billion in 2017, according to Kagan research. The S&P Global Market Intelligence research group said that Netflix’s localised presence throughout Europe was one of the “main factors” contributing to this growth. Other cited factors were the […]

Maxdome appoints new boss

ProSiebenSat.1 Digital’s co-managing director Ralf Bartoleit is taking the top job at video-on-demand service Maxdome in addition to his current duties. ProSiebenSat.1 confirmed that Bartoleit will take over from Maxdome CEO Marvin Lange, who is leaving the company after four years. Lange only recently became sole chief executive of ProSiebenSat.1 Media-owned Maxdome following an internal […]

Maxdome co-CEO takes ProSiebenSat.1 digital role

ProSiebenSat.1 has appointed Maxdome’s director and co-CEO, Filmon Zerai, as chief digital officer for ProSiebenSat.1 TV Germany. Zerai will join the management team of ProSiebenSat.1 TV Germany, taking up the newly created role on March 1, a spokesperson for the company confirmed to DTVE. He will be tasked with further developing the digital activities of […]

ProSiebenSat.1 signs broad content deal with Vodafone

ProSiebenSat.1 Media has signed a long-term agreement with Vodafone for the distribution of its free, paid, HD, and video-on-demand content. From the end of this month, Vodafone customers will be able to access ProSiebenSat.1-owned on-demand service, Maxdome, via Vodafone’s new GigaTV entertainment platform. For the first time, Vodafone viewers with a cable TV or IPTV […]

Curation will boost SVOD growth, says Maxdome chief

Growing demand for SVOD in Germany will drive growth for ProSiebenSat.1’s Maxdome service, with curation the key to driving use of the service, according to the service’s CEO, Marvin Lange. Speaking at the OTTtv World Summit this week, Lange said that subscription video-on-demand revenues in Germany will help deliver revenue growth for Maxdome, with the […]

Curation is still key and linear still has life, OTTtv attendees told

Curation will continue to be key to bringing viewers to audiovisual content and linear TV still has a lot of life left in it, attendees at the OTTtv World Summit in London heard yesterday. Benjamin Rosenberg, senior distribution manager at the BBC, said that the UK broadcaster was continually trying to introduce new features. However, […]

Maxdome closes in on 900k subs as growth slows

ProSiebenSat.1’s subscription video-on-demand service Maxdome grew its subscriber base by 48% in the year to September and now has close to 900,000 subscribers, according to ProSiebenSat.1 chief operating officer Christof Wahl. Wahl, speaking  on an analyst call after ProSiebenSat.1 posted solid Q3 results at the end of last week, said that the service had seen […]

Maxdome commissions first original series

Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1-owned subscription video-on-demand service Maxdome has commissioned its first original series. The broadcaster-owned service has teamed up with well-known German producer-director and actor Christian Ulmen to create Buddy-Serie, a 10-part drama about two friends featuring Ulmen and Fahri Yardim. The series is to be produced by Talpa Deutschland, and will be directed by Ulmen. […]

Maxdome launches on high-speed trains

German video-on-demand service Maxdome is now available on high-speed trains following a deal between its owner ProSiebenSat.1 and Deutsche Bahn. Maxdome will be available to high-speed train passengers by the end of this year, and the on-demand service will be the only video entertainment service available on the trains, accessible via WiFi provided by Deutshe […]

Maxdome taps Ostmodern for SVOD redesign

Germany’s Maxdome worked with digital product design firm Ostmodern on the recent redesign of its subscription video-on-demand service, it has been revealed. Ostmodern said that it supported Maxdome in creating the new UI design, and also developed a “strategic direction” for advanced engagement on the platform – including an editorial-led approach to viewer recommendations. “The […]

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