Tubi adds 400 hours of content from BBC Studios

Fox-owned ad-supported streamer Tubi has announced a content partnership with BBC Studios. The deal will see over 400 hours of programming come to Tubi beginning September 15. Titles coming to the streamer include Life, Primeval, Misfits and Robin Hood. Additional series will be added in October.  Overall, Tubi now has more than 35,000 movies and […]

Fox AVOD Tubi to produce original programming

Fox Entertainment’s AVOD streamer Tubi is moving into original programming, with reports suggesting that up to $4m per episode could be available. Tubi, which was acquired by Fox for $440m in April 2020, has to date offered library content to US viewers with shows such as the broadcast network’s The Masked Singer being made available. It has also […]

Bloomberg launches OTT Quicktake network

Bloomberg is expanding its Quicktake brand to launch a 24/7 streaming news network. Previously announced in October, the Quicktake network will officially launch Monday, November 9 at 9am EST (2pm GMT). It launches with 10.5 hours of programming featuring ten original series and four live daily news shows encompassing a broad range of subjects spanning […]

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 […]