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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 […]

‘Half of TV and video viewing on mobile by 2020′

By as early as 2020 half of all TV and video viewing will be done on a mobile screen, due to an increasing consumer preference for on-demand and catch-up TV over linear viewing. This is according to Ericsson’s latest Mobility Report, which claims that mobile video traffic will grow by around 50% annually through 2023 […]

Poland the ‘top Euro market for OTT TV’

A higher proportion of people watch over-the-top video on their home TV sets in Poland than in five other major European markets and the US, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. The research found that 81% of adult internet users polled in Poland said they watch streamed video on their TV sets, compared to 79% […]

German VOD outfit Pantaflix secures Disney deal

German movies-on-demand service Pantaflix, which has ambitions to expand globally, has struck a deal with Disney to offer films including the forthcoming Star Wars: the Last Jedi to users in Germany and Austria. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi will be offered by Pantaflix at the same time as its DVD release. Other titles in […]