Mubi expands into South East Asia

Arthouse film streaming SVOD Mubi has continued its growth with expansion into South East Asia. According to Variety, the South East Asian operation will start in Malaysia before scaling up to a further six territories. Mubi operates by offering a tightly-curated roster of films, with a new title added each day and only available for […]

Filmstruck names Mubi exec as international content chief

Turner International and Warner Bros.’ streamer Filmstruck, has appointed Mubi’s Quentin Carbonell as the UK-based director of content and editorial for its international arm. Carbonell, who joined this month, will lead the service’s international content acquisition, programming and curation across all regions. He will also be responsible for defining and executing the service’s overall editorial […]

Mubi makes India push after striking Times Group deal

Online subscription film service Mubi is making a push into India after agreeing a deal with the investment arm of Indian media company The Times Group. Times Bridge joins as an investor will support Mubi as it expands into the Indian market, which is already the third biggest source of traffic to the service after the US and UK. […]

Mubi strikes deal with NBCU

Curated film-streaming service Mubi has struck a multi-year SVOD deal with NBCUniversal, across multiple territories. The deal will see Mubi offers movies including Being John Malkovich. Dazed And Confused, Rumblefish and Touch Of Evil, and Alfred Hitchcock movies Rope, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Marnie, Vertigo and Rear Window. The deal will cover many […]

Mubi CEO: this is our House of Cards moment

Movies on-demand service Mubi is making a wider push into exclusive first-run content, with CEO Efe Cakarel describing picking up the rights to a 2016 Cannes prize-winner as “our House of Cards moment”. Speaking at the OTTtv World Summit in London yesterday, Cakarel said that after bagging the exclusive rights earlier this year to Finnish […]

Mubi names former Fox and Liberty Global exec as new COO

Subscription video-on-demand movie service Mubi has named former Fox International Channels and Liberty Global executive Roberto Soto as chief operating officer. Soto, who will report to Mubi founder and CEO Efe Cakarel, will be responsible for Mubi’s strategy and overseeing the company’s ongoing business operations globally. He was previously SVP at Fox International Channels leading commercial […]

Mubi to launch on EE TV

Arthouse film service Mubi is one of a host of new content applications that are due to launch on the EE TV platform in the UK in September. The video-on-demand service join the service alongside a “huge range of international and foreign language TV apps”, including France 24, Cinefun TV, Brazil TV and CaribBe TV, […]

Mubi strikes Sony SVoD deal

UK-based SVoD service Mubi has landed its first deal with a Hollywood studio, striking a content agreement with Sony Pictures Television. The movie-based SVOD service gets a raft of classic SPT-distributed features under the terms of the deal. Titles include Taxi Driver and Dr. Strangelove. There will also be more recent titles added to the […]

Binge viewing 24% among young people

A quarter (24%) of 16-24s ‘TV binge,’ watching entire seasons in one sitting, while 52% say they watch at least two episodes of a show at a time, according to a new study by Voxburner.  The research firm, which also organises the Youth Marketing Strategy summit, said that 44% of young people use paid for streaming […]