TVN and T-Mobile Polska to launch SVoD for T-Mobile customers

Polish broadcast group TVN has partnered with telecoms provider T-Mobile Polska to jointly launch a new subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) service for new and existing T-Mobile residential customers. The SVOD service will be called T-Mobile Zone and will launch “in the near future” as part of TVN’s existing video-on-demand Player service. T-Mobile Zone within Player will […]

Freesat launches kids SVoD offering on Freetime

UK free-to-air satellite operator Freesat has launched a subscription video-on-demand offering for kids from Hopster, available via its Freetime connected TV platform.  The pay service, created for Freetime by Hopster, will give access to a range of children’s content for £3.99 (€3.14) a month. As a promotional offering, Hopster is offering access to the SVoD […]

Consumer spend on SVOD services to climb 28% this year

Global consumer spend on subscription video-on-demand services is due to grow by 28.1% in 2014 and 18.2% 2015, according to Gartner stats.  The research firm claims that, of all the video services that see consumers pay the service provider directly, SVOD has the strongest growth potential – even though the market conditions differ by region. […]

CBS launches SVoD service

US broadcast network CBS has launched a US$5.99 (€4.68) a month subscription streaming service. CBS All Access will offer subscribers thousands of episodes of CBS programming such as NCIS: New Orleans, plus access to live CBS programming in 14 major launch markets. The shows on offer will be a mix of current series, previous seasons […]

Best of British SVoD service strikes Scandi deal

Subscription video-on-demand service Cirkus has struck a deal with Scandi telco TeliaSonera and will launch on its pay TV services in Sweden and Finland. The agreement between UK-based Cirkus and TeliaSonera means the SVOD service will launch on its pay service in Finland this autumn and in Sweden in early 2015. The service is already […]

Orange strikes deal with Netflix, unveils plan for own SVoD service

Orange is set to become the second French telecom operator to agree to distribute Netflix, with CEO Stéphane Richard confirming that the service provider has struck a deal with the subscription VoD provider. Following Bouygues Telecom’s deal with Netflix, Orange has signed a deal with the US OTT provider to make its services available via […]

OTT revenues to reach US$42 billion by 2020

Online TV and video revenues from fixed broadband networks will more than double in the next six years, reaching US$42.34 billion (€33 billion) globally in 2020, according to Digital TV Research.  The new report, which covers 51 countries, estimates that the fixed OTT video revenue figure will climb from just US$3.96 billion in 2010 and […]

Half of the world will be watching OTT by 2020

Almost half of the world’s TV homes will be watching over the top TV services by 2020, with China leading the way, according to new research. UK-based analysis house Digital TV Research forecasts that the number of people watching OTT TV over fixed networks will hit 706.5 million by 2020, 47% of the total number […]

SVoD services set to storm Europe

One in five European homes will take a subscription video-on-demand service by 2020, with Western Europe leading the way in terms of SVOD homes, according to new research. Digital TV Research says that by end-2014, there will be 18 million households in Europe taking an SVOD service, 6.4% of all TV homes in the region. […]

Netflix signs French content creator pact

Netflix’s winding path to launch in France has taken a new turn, with the SVoD service signing an agreement that guarantees local creators remuneration for featured content. Netflix has made the agreement with Sacem (Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music), which will see Sacem members whose content is featured on the platform paid […]