Tubi launches Kids app on iOS

Ad-supported streamer Tubi, which was acquired by Fox in March for US$440 million, is launching its kids app to iOS devices. Tubi Kids offers over 1,200 age-appropriate movies and TV shows in what equates to over 5,000 hours of content, for free. Highlights include movies such as Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of TinTin, Norm of […]

New Fox to acquire Tubi for US$440 million

Fox Corp – the ‘new Fox’ headed up by Lachlan Murdoch and born out of the US$71 billion Disney acquisition of 20th Century Fox – has announced a deal to acquire AVOD Tubi in an attempt to break into the streaming market. Fox will pay approximately US$440 million, with the company saying that the deal […]

New Fox in for Tubi claims WSJ

The ‘new Fox’ – led by CEO Lachlan Murdoch and born out of the US$71 billion sale of 21st Century Fox to Disney – is said to be mulling a purchase of AVOD Tubi.  The Wall Street Journal said that a deal for the streamer which started life as ad-tech startup AdRise in 2010 is […]

2019 a record year for AVOD Tubi

AVOD Tubi saw record growth in 2019, the company has said. The company said that December saw its monthly active users increase to 25 million, with total view time reaching 163 million hours – a year-over-year increase of 160%. Announcing the milestone, Tubi added that its 2020 content spend will “exceed nine figures to further […]

Tubi announces Mexico launch

Tubi, the ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) service, is to expand into Mexico later this year in collaboration with TV Azteca. As part of the deal, TV Azteca will offer advertising sales for Tubi in Mexico and promote the service to its audience via online and other platforms. TV Azteca’s titles will also be made […]

Tubi signs deal with Hisense for “prominent” placing within OS

AVOD Tubi has signed a deal with TV maker Hisense to offer its library on the new Vidaa platform. The offering will be available in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK – where the streamer will launch early in 2020. The company said that new Hisense TVs with Cidaa will have Tubi preloaded and […]

Tubi launches on Amazon Echo Show

AVOD Tubi has launched on Amazon Echo Show, becoming the first such streamer to be offered on Amazon’s smart screen devices.  The streamer, which saw users stream over 132 million hours of content between May and September, will launch in the UK in 2020. When it launches, it will offer Brits over 44,000 hours of […]

AVOD service Tubi to launch in UK, debuts kids platform

Lionsgate-backed advertising-supported video-on-demand service Tubi is to launch its service in the UK in early 2020, with additional territories to follow as part of Tubi’s rapid international expansion.  Tubi will also launch Tubi Kids on October 21, a new area of the service that will feature a library of children’s content comprising over 1,200 movies […]

Tubi announces Australian expansion

AVOD Tubi has announced its expansion into Australia. The free ad-supported streaming service claims to be the world’s largest AVOD, having surpassed 20 million monthly users earlier this summer. The Australian service launches on September 1. Customers will have access to a library that will initially have nearly 7,000 movies and TV series. This is […]

Tubi hits 20 million monthly users

US AVOD Tubi has reached the milestone of 20 million monthly active users. The company confirmed in a statement on June 24 that the service had achieved record growth in the first half of the year. In the month of May alone, users watched over 94 million hours of content. May also saw the biggest […]