Netflix and SVOD will drive billion dollar industry growth

Up to 50 million homes globally by the end of 2014 will have two or more separate pay TV subscriptions, according to new research by Deloitte. In its annual Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions, Deloitte predicted that the subscriptions – spurred by SVOD services, including the likes of Netflix – will generate additional revenues […]

Disney brings on-demand services under ABC Studios banner

Disney is rebranding its on-demand services as part of a wider initiative to have ‘ABC Studios’ as an umbrella brand for its content products and services. Catherine Powell, senior VP, Media Distribution, EMEA at The Walt Disney Company, told TBI that moving forward SVOD platforms that want Disney-distributed content will be sold it as part […]

On-demand TV revenues on course to hit $6bn

Forecasts for almost 100 countries show that revenues from on-demand TV shows and movies will hit US$6 billion by 2018. That compares with the US$4.2 billion generated in 2012. The latest projections, from Digital TV Research, exclude sport and adult programming and revenues from SVOD packages and OTT services. They show that the US will […]

Watchever buys Zodiak Kids package

Vivendi’s new European OTT platform Watchever is among a number of VOD services in Europe to have acquired shows from distributor Zodiak Kids. Watchever has scored a package deal for German, Austrian and Swiss rights to series such as Famous 5, Gormiti, Street Football and Team Galaxy. Watchever launched in January, offering TV and movies from the […]

Dailymotion looking at other SVOD launches following Turkish deal

Video sharing site Dailymotion plans to expand its premium offerings to other territories following its recent announcement that it would launch of a subscription video-on-demand service, Dailymotion+, in Turkey, head of international content Marc Eychenne has told TBI’s sister publication DTVE. Eychenne told DTVE that Dailymotion would look at the possibility of launching an SVOD […]

Industry groups agree online rights deal with Canal+

Two groups representing French content creation professionals’ intellectual property rights have agreed a deal with Canal+ to allow the latter to exploit their rights for subscription video-on-demand service CanalPlay Infinity. Collective rights management groups SACD and ADAGP have authorised Canal Plus to use works for which they manage the rights after agreeing a remuneration deal. […]

M6 open to SVOD partnership with TF1

French commercial broadcaster M6 is open to the idea of a subscription video-on-demand partnership with rival broadcaster TF1, according to the company’s president, Nicolas de Tavernost. In an interview with financial daily Les Echos, De Tavernost also said M6 should successfully grow its advertising revenue this year to better reflect its audience share. Following comments […]

France’s TF1 considers SVOD launch

French commercial broadcaster TF1’s chief executive Nonce Paolini is interested in launching a subscription video-on-demand service. Speaking at an event yesterday, Paolini said that an SVOD service was one of the projects TF1 was considering in the short and medium term. According to French newspaper Les Echos, Paolini also said the possible revival of discussions […]

Canal+’s Belmer speaks against change to SVOD window

Canal+ chief Rodolphe Belmer has spoken out against any significant changes to the ordering of rules governing the window in which films are made available on-demand in France. Speaking at the Rencontres Cinématographiques event in Dijon on Friday, Belmer, who named last week as director-general of Canal+ Group, said that there was no need to […]

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