News round-up: AMC & NOS cook up Portuguese net; Keshet hosts live Seder; ZDFE sells WW2 doc

AMC and NOS launch Portuguese lifestyle channel AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE) and Portugal’s subscription TV service NOS are launching Casa e Cozinha (Home & Kitchen), a new lifestyle channel. The Portuguese-language channel will be managed through Dreamia, a joint venture in Portugal owned by the two companies, and goes live tomorrow – 8 […]

NOS claims SVOD headstart over Netflix

Portuguese pay TV operator Nos said that its new N Play subscription video-on-demand service passed the milestone of 1.6 million hours viewed in its first month of operation. Its figures were boosted, it said, by a catalogue that included the entire list of Star Wars films as well as series including The Big Bang Theory, […]

Viacom reveals global SVOD service

Viacom has unveiled Viacom Play Plex, a suite of mobile TV apps that will offer subscription access to programming from international channels including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MTV. Play Plex will comprise a suite of mobile apps for Android and iOS-enabled devices, which Viacom’s distribution partners can offer to their customers. The service is likely to […]

Portuguese Netflix rival launches

Portuguese pay TV operator Nos has launched a subscription video-on-demand service ahead of the arrival of Netflix in the country next month. Nos’s N Play will offer a range of films, series and kids content in HD quality for a fixed subscription of €7.50 (US$8.37) a month. To promote the new SVOD service, Nos will […]