AVOD


Discovery expands AVOD service Dplay into UK and Ireland

Discovery is expanding its streaming service Dplay into the UK and Ireland. The AVOD service, which is currently available out of 10 countries including Italy and the Nordics, will unite content from Discovery’s six free-to-air channels, including Quest, Really, Quest Red, Home, Food Network and DMAX. The platform includes popular franchises from Discovery’s flagship free-to-air […]

Viacom bolsters Pluto TV with seven new channels

Viacom has further bolstered its Pluto TV AVOD with seven new channels. The most noteworthy of these channels is one solely dedicated to VH1’s popular series RuPaul’s Drag Race, which is made up of episodes from the show’s first five seasons. There are also channels dedicated to other VH1 series Love & Hip Hop and Black Ink Crew. The […]

Frot-Coutaz: YouTube allows for creative experimentation on “unprecedented scale”

YouTube is emerging as the key forum for creative experimentation and the platform of choice for under-24 year-olds, and while many creators are not “an obvious fit” for traditional media, they are building the future of the content industry, according to YouTube EMEA boss Cécile Frot-Coutaz.  Speaking at IBC, Frot-Coutaz said that YouTube was primarily […]

Rakuten Viki strikes content deals with Korea’s CJ ENM, JTBC

Streamer Rakuten Viki has struck a pair of content partnerships with Korea’s CJ ENM and JTBC. The deal, which spans more than 30 titles, include CJ ENM’s What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim, Touch Your Heart and When The Devil Calls Your Nan, among 14 shows form the media group. Meanwhile, JTBC shows heading to Rakuten […]

TBI Weekly: Streaming evolution leaves Netflix out on its own

The end of August traditionally signals the end of vacations and a return to work for most in the northern hemisphere but for those in charge of nascent streamers and established players, it’s been a busy month. Following a flurry of summertime activity, attention is now turning back onto Netflix to see how it might […]

Endemol Shine sells into children’s AVOD Kidoodle.TV

Endemol Shine Group has struck a distribution pact with children’s AVOD Kidoodle TV. The platform has picked up a slate of Endemol Shine shows, including animated pre-school series Bananas In Pyjamas and Mr. Bean: The Animated Series (pictured). The ad-supported Kidoodle.TV, which tops 13,000 episodes, is best known for its Safe Streaming functionality for young users. […]

Pluto TV delivers for Viacom as user base grows by 50%

Viacom’s AVOD business Pluto TV saw its monthly user base rise by 50% between Viacom’s acquisition of the business in January and the end of July, ending that month with 18m active users. News of Pluto’s progress was revealed as Viacom posted solid fiscal Q3 numbers on the back of a recovery in its domestic […]

Viacom eyes global expansion for Pluto TV

Viacom boss Bob Bakish has said the business is to leverage its “global operating footprint to drive Pluto TV’s growth” beginning with the launch of the recently-acquired free OTT service in Switzerland and an expansion of the service in the UK, Germany and Austria, with a Latin American launch scheduled for later this year.  Speaking […]

Pluto TV launches two UK scripted channels

Viacom’s Pluto TV has launched two new channels in the UK dedicated to current and classic drama. Pluto TV Drama will host recent international scripted series from the UK and around the world. The line-up will feature the best of British and incorporate titles such as The Village, Skins and Ultimate Force. Meanwhile, Pluto TV […]

Warner Bros. inks AVOD deal with Tubi for ‘The Bachelor’

Dating competition show The Bachelor is heading to AVOD service Tubi as part of a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. The first series of the popular US format will be made available on the free, ad-supported platform on 1 April, along with initial series of The Bachelorette and The Bachelorette special Trista & Ryan’s Wedding, […]