AVOD


ITV Hub hits 500 million hours viewed in 2019

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has seen viewing hours on its ITV Hub catch-up service grow by 13% over the past 12 months, taking video consumption to more than 500 million hours in 2019. The broadcaster partly attributed this success to ITV Hub’s ubiquity, with the streamer being available on 28 different platforms. Unsurprisingly, hit reality […]

Exclusive: Pluto TV hires director of European partnerships

Pluto TV has hired a director of European partnerships as it looks to expand its EMEA operations, TBI can confirm. Long-time Vivendi exec Guillaume Rosier has joined the ViacomCBS-owned AVOD platform as director of business development and partnerships for Europe. Based out of Paris, he is to report into the Berlin-based Olivier Jollet, MD for […]

Pluto TV bolsters UK offering with four seasonal channels

Pluto TV has bolstered its UK offering with four seasonal channels. The Viacom-owned AVOD platform is launching Pluto TV Christmas, Fireplace, Holiday Lights and Pluto TV Mistletoe on all OTT devices and app stores. While Pluto TV Christmas will feature family-friendly movies and specials, including family comedy Christmas in Wonderland, film classic Scrooge, Cat in […]

Viacom18 launches first SVOD play in India with Voot Kids

Viacom18 is launching its first SVOD play in India with a kids app. The platform, Voot Kids, is an extension of the existing AVOD brand Voot, headed up by Viacom18 group CEO Sudanshu Vats, who first detailed the kids SVOD plans to TBI last year. TBI understands that the launch of an SVOD tier for […]

Exclusive: Discovery to launch Indian streamer ‘D Plus’ in 2020

Discovery is launching an Indian streaming service next year, building on its success with a local news aggregation giant.  TBI understands that the service will be called D Plus and has evolved out of a partnership between Discovery and Indian news aggregation service DailyHunt. Backed by telco Verse Innovation, DailyHunt – which exists as a […]

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 […]

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