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Fox launches Nat Geo on-demand service in Europe & Africa

Fox Networks Europe & Africa is following up the launch of on-demand service Fox+ with a new non-demand factual service, National Geographic+. The new service will provide access to National Geographic’s catalogue of content, organised thematically, with portals to serve interest areas including Space, Egypt, World Cultures, Deep-sea Exploration and Human Body. Fox said that […]

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, […]

Iflix commissions first Malaysian original

Emerging markets-focused streaming service Iflix is launching its first-ever original drama series in Malaysia, KL Gangster: Underworld. The six-part drama, shot entirely in Malaysia, is a spinoff of Skop Productions’ films KL Gangster 1 and 2. It will premiere in mid-2018 exclusively on Iflix. KL’s TV counterpart begins soon after the events of the first […]

Netflix reimagines Sabrina the Teenage Witch

An untitled Sabrina the Teenage Witch series is coming to Netflix, which will be based on an Archie Comics graphic novel The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. The series imagines the origins of Sabrina in a dark coming-of-age story. It will be tonally similar to horror classics Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist. Sabrina’s 20x60mins series comes […]

Google: YouTube should not be regulated like a broadcaster

Google’s European president Matt Brittin has said it is “appropriate” that YouTube is not subject to the same regulations as broadcasters and newspapers. Speaking at an RTS event in London this week, Google’s president of EMEA business and operations rejected the idea that YouTube is essentially broadcaster and should be treated as such in the […]

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 […]

HBO goes D2C in seven more Euro territories

HBO is expanding direct-to-consumer distribution of its TV Everywhere service to seven more countries in the CEE region. HBO Go is now available as an OTT TV service in Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. The move follows the launch earlier this month of the service as a direct-to-consumer service in […]

Netflix brings in Chinese & Korean series

Netflix has acquired its first online Chinese drama, Day and Night, and will bring in original South Korean series including A Korean Odyssey. The streaming giant revealed a deal with Youku Tudou, a Chinese streaming service under the Alibaba umbrella, for worldwide rights of Day and Night outside of China. Day and Night is a 32-episode drama series that follows […]

Asian prodcos: OTT’s golden moment

Golden Karavan’s Apoorva Bakshi and Jeff Sagansky talk to Kaltrina Bylykbashi about why India needs a new production company that aims to serve emerging OTT players in the territory. The emergence on India’s newest OTT production company, Golden Karavan, comes with the steep rise in take-up of streaming services in the territory and the understanding […]

In-demand chart: Germany (November 20-26, 2017)

Star Trek: Discovery has continued its initial launch success in Germany, bringing in strong demand across TBI’s latest digital originals and overalls lists in November. The series drew in the most demand on the digitals list coming up top and even beating Stranger Things, which launched its second season this time last month and came […]