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Mubi makes India push after striking Times Group deal

Online subscription film service Mubi is making a push into India after agreeing a deal with the investment arm of Indian media company The Times Group. Times Bridge joins as an investor will support Mubi as it expands into the Indian market, which is already the third biggest source of traffic to the service after […]

OTT net WhereverTV teams with Google for new launch

US-based OTT player WhereverTV is launching a Spanish-language Latino service in Latin America in a partnership with Google. The subscription service, which is available on smartphones, tablets, streaming media players, computers and smart TVs, is now available on the web, via an Android app and via Chromecast in Mexico and Latin America, following the launch […]

Ovum: Amazon to make more video revenue than Netflix in 2018

Amazon will overtake Netflix to generate more over-the-top (OTT) video revenue in 2018 thanks to its “growing array of ways to pay for video,” according to Ovum predictions. The research firm said that Amazon’s combination of subscriptions, digital rentals, electronic sell-through and bundles of TV apps will see it generate US$5.8 billion in video-related revenue […]

TiVo survey: US consumers want skinny bundles

Desire for à la carte skinny bundles fuelled by frustration at the amount they are forced to pay remains the number one factor that would convince North American pay TV subscribers to stay with their provider, according to TiVo’s latest quarterly Online Video and Pay TV Trends report. At the same time,  a growing number […]

Paramount teams with Mitú on sketch comedy series

Paramount Network has teamed up with Mitú, a digital media brand for Latino millenials, on sketch comedy series Browntown. The series will feature a multicultural cast of improv actors, social influencers and celebrity cameos. It is set in a fictional, predominantly Latino neighbourhood, designed to reflect today’s diverse America. Each half-hour episode will feature signature […]

VOD complex – the story of video-on-demand so far in figures

UK-based Content Research Company recently updated its VOD Directory, a guide that provides analysis on more than OTT services in nearly 200 territories. Here, advisor John Morris offers exclusive new insight into those driving the on-demand market, the models they’re using, and how these vary by geography and genre Three years after The VOD Directory […]

Blue Planet II is BBC iPlayer’s top series of 2017

Big-ticket natural history series Blue Planet II is the most requested show on the iPlayer this year. The David Attenborough-fronted series saw its first episode received 4.2 million requests on the streaming service of the UK’s pubcaster. This narrowly topped episode one of Tom Hardy drama Taboo, which took 4.1 million. Relationship drama Doctor Foster’s […]

Ergen steps down as Dish CEO

Cable mogul Charlie Ergen is stepping down as CEO of US satcaster Dish Network. Erik Carlson, who took over Ergen’s role as company president two years ago, will replace him. The reshuffle sees marketing, programming and media sales chief Warren Schlichting become president of Sling TV, the over-the-top TV service that Carlson previously led as […]

OTT & pay TV revenues to near $300bn – research

Pay TV and OTT revenues, including SVOD and download-to-own, will bring in close to US$300 billion by 2022, according to new research. Digital TV Research’s OTT and Pay TV Forecasts reports predicts the combined total will grow from US$239 billion in 2016 to reach US$283 billion in five years’ time. The contribution of OTT revenues, […]

Viacom int’l COO switch with Tolosa transforming

Viacom International Media Networks has named a new COO, as current incumbent Jose Tolosa moves to a new role oversee company-wide transformation. Long-serving exec Melody Tan (pictured) has been promoted to the number two post at the international arm of US media giant Viacom. She will report to president and CEO David Lynn, who moved […]

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