AMC horror SVOD net reaches Germany

AMC Networks’ horror-themed SVOD service Shudder will launch in Germany and Austria. Original series Missions and The Core and acquisitions such as three-part thriller Beyond the Walls and Wolf Creek (pictured) feature on the service, which has been made available on various platforms and mobile operating systems in the territories. Customers will be charged €4.99 […]

Sharknado studio backs streaming service for the end of days

US-based OTT TV channels provider TV4 Entertainment and The Asylum, the movies studio behind Sharknado and Z Nation, have teamed up to develop a new streaming service dedicated to apocalypse-themed movies and series. The service, named simply Apocaplyse, will initially be available in the North American market. It will showcase content from The Asylum’s library […]

RTVE launches youth-focused interactive online TV service

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has launched a new online video service targeted at a young audience featuring original and interactive content. The new service, Playz, is designed to create an open space for young Spanish content creators to target a new audience, according to the pubcaster. Playz kicked off at the weekend by streaming the […]

Tricolor TV to transition to ‘open’ hybrid platform with Far East launch

Russian pay TV operator Tricolor TV is to realign its service on a hybrid model including on-demand services and a new brand. The new look service will kick off with a launch in the Russian Far East, where Tricolor TV has not been available until now. Tricolor TV said it would transition its model to […]

New OTT TV service for Nigeria to launch next year

Nigerian technology outfit Envivo Communications is to launch a new OTT TV streaming video service, nVIVO TV and has tapped Cisco to provide technology for the service. nVIVO TV will provide a mix of Nollywood and international content and will target the growing base of mobile phones, tablets and PCs in Africa. The company will […]

Parks: 53% of Americans subscribe to pay TV and OTT

Some 53% of US broadband households subscribe to both a pay TV service and at least one over-the-top video service, according to Parks Associates. The research firm said that as of Q3 2017 there are now more than 200 over-the-top video services in the US market and more than 100 in Canada. More than 87% […]

Vectra launches off-net viewing of online TV

Polish cable operator Vectra has launched a free online TV option allowing its digital TV subscriber to watch up to 100 TV channels on their mobile devices, including while they are outside Vectra’s own network. The TV Online offering provides 125 channels in total, of which 100 are available for viewing while users are outside […]

Euro Media Group acquires OTT TV startup On Rewind

Broadcasting and audiovisual services provider Euro Media Group and its subsidiary NetcoSports, which specialises in the development of technical and digital solutions for the sport and media industries, has acquired OTT TV technology startup On Rewind. The company said the acquisition had enabled Netco Sports to launch a new production and distribution solution for OTT, […]

HBO Nordic teams with Turner for kids OTT service

HBO Nordic and Turner EMEA have joined forces to create Toonix, a kids-focused OTT service. Toonix is a new brand Turner EMEA has created for the 3-12s market. The service brings together Time Warner-owned sister companies HBO and Turner. Leading Turner execs are known to have been keen on closer cooperation for some years. Toonix […]

Zone TV taps AI for self-scheduling digital channels

US and Canada-based OTT TV technology outfit Zone-TV is planning to tap the power of artificial intelligence to launch an OTT TV service with ‘linear-like’ channels that automatically schedule themselves according to the preference of the individual viewer. Zone-TV, formerly known as ES3, has acquired rights to about 70,000 shows not previously seen on TV […]