MGM, Lionsgate buy into free VOD service

US studios Lionsgate Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer have taken equity stakes in ad-supported VOD service Tubi TV. The agreement means both studios will now supply movies to the adRise-owned service, which is currently only available in the US but soon hits Canada through a recent deal with Blue Ant Media. Feature films confirmed include Midnight Cowboy, […]

Blue Ant brings OTT service to Canada

Toronto-based Blue Ant Media is bringing a content and advertising OTT platform to Canada. Blue Ant, which produces, broadcats and distributes, has partnered with VOD app developer adRise to launch Tubi TV locally. adRise launched Tubi TV, which is a free, ad-supported streaming service, in the US last year. The platform debuted with 20,000 licensed […]

Tubi TV enlarges US VOD offerings

A new US video-on-demand service, Tubi TV, has launched on platforms including the Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Microsoft’s game platform Xbox 360 will also carry the service, which comes from adRise, a connected TV content distribution firm based in San Francisco that works with companies such as Discovery Communications and ITV. Tubi boasts it […]