DHX sells thousands of hours to SVOD

DHX Media has shopped 5,000 half hours to various international SVOD platforms. The Canadian kids producer and distributor has shopped 2,800 hours to Shomi, the SVOD service backed by cable companies Shaw and Rogers that launched late last year. DHX shows including Caillou, Johnny Test and Super Why! are now on the platform. UK-produced preschool hit […]

Competition heats up for Netflix

Netflix has shaken up the whole content world – from production with its programme of huge-budgeted originals, distribution with its big cheques for exclusive rights, and transmission with low-cost month-long subscriptions. The same could be said, albeit to a lesser extent, of Amazon with its Prime Instant Video service. Having disrupted the whole TV business, […]

African OTT service Aflix goes live

Aflix, a Netflix-style premium OTT service featuring more than 2,000 hours of content, including new releases from major Hollywood studios, has gone live in Africa. The new service is available now on smartphones and tablets in Sub-Sahara Africa and was launched by connected platform provider Vonetize, in partnership with an unnamed Nigerian technology company and […]