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Report: Spotify sets new video plans under Courtney Holt

Music streaming service Spotify has reportedly reset its video strategy under the leadership of its new head of video and podcasts, Courtney Holt. According to a Bloomberg report, Holt is exploring a “new format unique to Spotify” and the  music company has cancelled its other unreleased video series. Holt joined Spotify last month as head […]

Discovery appoints Spotify exec to head digital strategy

Discovery Communications has appointed former Spotify executive Francis Keeling to lead its digital strategy. Keeling becomes senior vice-president of international digital, based in London. He will develop new digital products and his appointment marks one of a number of new digital hires by Discovery. Jay Trinidad, who is currently running Discovery Northern Asia, takes on […]

Spotify’s head of video departs

Spotify’s head of video content, Tom Calderone, has reportedly left the company in an apparent winding down of its video content efforts. Bloomberg, which first reported news of the departure, said Spotify will “narrow its video ambitions” and instead focus on expanding video offerings on popular Spotify playlists like Rap Caviar and Rock This. Calderone, […]

Spotify acquires video discovery app MightyTV

Spotify has acquired MightyTV, a startup that uses machine learning to provide users with personalised lists of TV shows and movies. Announcing the deal, Spotify said that MightyTV founder and CEO Brian Adams would join as vice-president of technology, focused on advertising and marketing technology solutions. He will use his knowledge of programmatic advertising and […]

Starz adds Spotify to TV Everywhere app

Starz has done a deal with Spotify that will allow users of its updated premium app to access music from the premium cabler’s shows. Starz playlists will be added to Spotify meanwhile, as part of the agreement. The music available on Spotify will come from Starz original series including 50 Cent-produced show Power (pictured). there […]

Canal+ teams up with Spotify for Jack music player

French pay TV operator Canal+’s advertising arm has teamed up with Spotify to launch a music-focused streaming service. Spotify will be the first editorial partners for Canal+’s music player, Jack. The pair will collaborate to provide a series of productions including video content for the platform. Canal+ will use Spotify’s data to create content for […]

Spotify launches original programmes

Music streaming service Spotify has launched a 12-strong slate of original programmes. The new shows are all focused on music and pop culture and come as the company moves more heavily into video. It said last year it would offer programming alongside its core music content and earlier this year made content from ESPN, Comedy […]

Spotify begins video rollout

Music streaming service Spotify has begun rolling out video content in partnership with major media brands like the BBC and Vice Media. As of this week, Shows on Spotify is being introduced on the music service’s Android app, with an iOS launch to follow next week. The programming will initially go live in the US, […]

Spotify continues video experiments as part of new content plan

Spotify is working on original content and experimenting with different genres, formats and lengths of programming as part of its new video strategy, according to the music streaming service’s content chief. Speaking at MIPCOM in Cannes this morning, Spotify’s global head of original content, Matt Baxter, likened the current stage of Spotify’s development to a […]

Apple, Netflix, Spotify among UK’s ‘coolest’ brands

Apple is the UK’s ‘coolest’ brand for the fourth year running, while Netflix climbed five places this year to take fifth place, according to the annual CoolBrands survey. The study placed media brands Instagram and YouTube in the top 10 at seventh and ninth place respectively. Instagram climbed seven places in the rankings compared to […]