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Kagan: European SVOD revenues to reach $6.8bn in 2022

The European subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) market is due to reach revenues of US$6.8 billion in 2022, up from US$3.9 billion in 2017, according to Kagan research. The S&P Global Market Intelligence research group said that Netflix’s localised presence throughout Europe was one of the “main factors” contributing to this growth. Other cited factors were the […]

BBC Showcase to host tech giants Apple, Netflix & more

BBC Worldwide Showcase 2018, held later this month (February 18-21), will be hosting Apple, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, Hulu and more digital giants in Liverpool, UK. The Showcase, which brings together buyers with A-list talent, commissioners and producers, will also play host to localised SVOD players such as Showmax, Stan and iFlix. Joining the streamers, stars […]

African SVOD service gets in The QYou

Naspsers-owned South African subscription video-on-demand provider ShowMax has teamed up with short-form best-of-the-internet channel The QYou to curate a series of shows in East Africa. ShowMax has selected The QYou to increase its reach among millennial audiences through the launch of a new series, Q Hits, that features a curation of short-form online videos. The […]

BBC Four plants Roots with A+E

UK pubcaster the BBC is among the latest to buy A+E Networks’ reworking of the Alex Haley novel of the same name. BBC Four will play the show, which launched at MIPCOM last year and was for History in the US, along with new buyers Numero 23 in France, DBS YES in Israel, Showmax pan-Africa […]

Trace buys African SVOD service

Trace has acquired African subscription video-on-demand service Buni.tv as it gears up to launch its own Trace Play SVOD service in Africa later this year. Buni.tv CEO Marie Lora-Mungai confirmed the deal in a Facebook post, describing Trace as an “ideal” and “forward-thinking” partner. “Trace and Buni.tv share the same strategic vision in that we […]

Naspers ‘preps international SVOD service’

Africa-based media giant Naspers is going to roll out its Showmax SVOD service in a raft of new territories, according to numerous reports. Naspers, which runs the Multichoice African pay TV platform, announced its much-anticipated Showmax streaming service in August. At the launch, Showmax management said it was being “unashamedly ambitious” and had big plans […]

ITV’s Jekyll and Hyde to South African SVOD

South African SVOD service ShowMax has bought 125 hours from ITV Studios Global Entertainment, including new fantasy action adventure series Jekyll and Hyde. The deal also comprises seasons one to three of Rectify, period drama Mr Selfridge, Good Witch, event drama Texas Rising and Vera (seasons 1-3). Jekyll and Hyde has launched internationally here in […]

‘Unashamedly ambitious’ Netflix rival launches

South African SVOD platform ShowMax has launched with “more than a year’s continuous viewing” for customers as aims it “change the game” for on-demand in the territory. The Naspers-backed service will have complex box-sets of big hitter HBO shows Game of Thrones, Entourage and The Wire, CBS talk series The Late, Late Show with James […]