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Hulu outpaces Netflix with strong subscriber growth

Disney and Comcast-backed streaming service Hulu has grown its total customer base to over 28 million, including 26.8 million paying customers, the outfit has revealed. The news that the SVOD service has added 3.8 million paying customers so far this year means its US growth far outpaced that of Netflix, which added 1.7 million customers […]

WarnerMedia to unveil details of streaming service

AT&T chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson has confirmed that WarnerMedia is to unveil its streaming service in the fourth quarter of 2019. During an AT&T earnings call, Stephenson said the company is planning to demonstrate the paid video service to investors in either September or October. “We’re going to give you a detailed look at […]

North American SVOD subscriptions set to grow dramatically

The number of North American subscription video-on-demand subscriptions ­– specifically for SVOD movie, linear channel and TV series services and excluding the likes of sports streaming services –­ will grow from 160 million in 2018 to 270 million in 2024, according to forecasts from Digital TV Research. These figures represent individual SVOD subscriptions rather than […]

Hulu buys back AT&T stake

US streaming service Hulu has struck a deal with AT&T to take back a 9.5% minority stake from the company for US$1.43 billion, as the telecoms company looks to reduce its debt. The transaction valued Hulu a US$15 billion. It did not require any governmental or other third-party approvals and was simultaneously signed and closed. […]

YouTube boosts TV offering with Discovery, Epix and OWN, hikes up price

YouTube has boosted its US TV offering by adding eight new channels from Discovery to its line-up, in addition to offering streaming service Epix for an extra charge and promising to bring on board and the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) later this year. YouTube has added Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, […]

T-Mobile launching TVision pay TV service, adds Amazon Prime to line-up

US mobile telco T-Mobile has rebranded its Layer 3 TV offering as TVision Home an OTT-delivered pay TV service and is to add Amazon Prime Video to its offering. The TVision offering that will be launched on Sunday will include over 275 channels, a personalised home screen and DVR, voice control with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, access […]

T-Mobile US And Viacom unveil content deal for new mobile video platform

T-Mobile and Viacom in the US have unveiled a landmark deal that will bring Viacom TV channels including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount to T-Mobile’s new mobile video service, which is scheduled to launch later this year. The agreement will allow T-Mobile to offer live, linear feeds of the Viacom channels as well as […]

Comcast launches Xfinity Flex streaming platform for web customers

Comcast has unveiled a new US$5 per-month streaming TV platform in the US targeted at its internet-only Xfinity customers. Due to launch next week, Xfinity Flex offers a 4K HDR streaming TV device that customers can use to access popular streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO, and Showtime. Comcast claims that more than […]

MLB.TV launches on Amazon Prime Channels

Baseball streaming service MLB.TV has launched on Amazon Prime Video channels in the US, allowing users to watch regular season out-of-market baseball games live and on-demand. Prime members streaming MLB.TV on Fire TV devices will also have access to Prime Video’s X-Ray feature, which gives fans access to live in-game stats, team and player details and play-by-play […]

Gravitas launches movie SVOD offering

Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, has launched streaming service Gravitas Movies. Gravitas Movies is now available in the US and will be rolled out globally in summer 2019. It will host over 1,000 movies across comedy, horror, thriller, documentary, action and drama for US$4.99 a month. Notable titles will include Brothers in Arms starring Johnny […]