discovery+ launches in Italy with TIM

Discovery+ has launched in Italy via a distribution deal with TIM. The SVOD, which began its international rollout earlier this month, launches with more than 8,000 hours of content with 55,000 episodes from 2,500 shows from brands like HGTV and Food Network. Claiming to be the only streaming service available in Italy solely focused on […]

TIM announces Disney+ distribution deal

Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM) has announced a multi-year deal with Disney that will see Disney+ exclusively carried by its TIMVision platform in the country. The operator confirmed that the upcoming streamer will be exclusively distributed by TIMVision and that the SVOD will be offered in a bundle with its fibre broadband package. Disney+ launches in […]

Telecom Italia adds Chili to TIMVision menu

Telecom Italia (TIM) has struck a deal with Italian video-on-demand service Chili to bring the latter’s offering to TIMVision customers via their set-top boxes. TIMVision customers will be able to access the Chili catalogue and choose from a range of titles including, newly released movies at discounted rates that can be paid direct via their […]

Telecom Italia names new head of TIMVision

Telecom Italia (TIM) has named Rai executive Andrea Fabiano as the new CEO of it audiovisual unit TIMVision and head of multimedia. Fabiano will take up his new post with the company on September 16. TIM said that the appointment of Fabiano, an experienced manager in the television business, would give further impetus to TIMVision’s […]

Telecom Italia integrates Amazon Prime Video

Telecom Italia (TIM) has struck an agreement with Amazon to launch the Amazon Prime Video subscription video-on-demand service on the TIMVision set-top box. The addition of Amazon Prime Video to the TIMVision offering will bring Prime originals and other content to TIMVision customers that have subscripted to Amazon Prime, including The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Tom […]

Telecom Italia strikes deal with Warner Bros for kids content

Telecom Italia (TIM) has struck an agreement with Warner Bros Entertainment Italia to include animated kids content on its TIMVision video offering. The deal means that a range of iconic Warner Bros cartoons, including Scooby Doo, Popeye and Tom & Jerry, will be offered to TIMVision subscribers. Other shows to be made available to TIMVision […]

Mediaset to supply channels to Telecom Italia

Telecom Italia (TIM) and Mediaset have struck a commercial agreement that will result in TIMVision customers having access to Mediaset’s free-to-air linear channels and associated seven-day catch-up services. Under the terms of the deal, from January next year TIMVision subscribers will have access to online programming from Canale5, Italia1 and Retequattro, as well as the free-to-air themed channels La5, TGCom24, Mediaset […]

Telecom Italia goes live with first homegrown TV shows

Telecom Italia’s on-demand video service TIMVision has started airing its first film and TV productions after signing agreements with production outfits Wildside, Lucky Red, Cross Productions, Oplon Film and Bibi Film. The first title to be aired from today is SKAM Italia, an Italian version of the cult Norwegian teen drama first aired by NRK, […]

Telecom Italia plans to triple TIMvision base

Telecom Italia (TIM) expects the number of subscribers to its TIMVision on-demand service to triple by 2020, up from 1.3 million on its fixed network at the end of 2017. TIM set the objective as part of its 2020 strategic plan, approved this week by the company’s board. TIM said that convergence and growing demand […]

Narcos and Netflix tops Italian in-demand digital originals

Netflix’s Colombia-set drug-running drama Narcos is currently far and away the most in-demand digital original in Italy, according to research outfit Parrot Analytics. Netflix as a whole is currently dominating interest in digital original series in Italy, with Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale taking the only non-Netflix space in the country’s most in-demand top 10 digital […]