OTTtv World Summit


NBCU details Hayu SVOD expansion plans

NBCUniversal International’s reality TV SVOD service, Hayu, will widen its reach with new rollouts, download to-view options and a physical retail presence by the end of the year. Speaking at the OTTtv World Summit in London this week, Hendrik McDermott, senior vice-president, branded on-demand, Hayu at NBCUniversal, said Hayu will announce a deal with a […]

Growing SVOD sector ‘will drive Maxdome’

Growing demand for SVOD in Germany will drive growth for ProSiebenSat.1’s Maxdome service, with curation the key to driving use of the service, according to the service’s CEO, Marvin Lange. Speaking at the OTTtv World Summit this week, Lange said that subscription video-on-demand revenues in Germany will help deliver revenue growth for Maxdome, with the […]

Facebook ‘missed an iceberg’ with Facebook Live

Facebook made a dramatic about-turn with the launch of Facebook Live, moving the social network away from a video strategy focused on licensing content, according to one of its top executives. Speaking at the OTTtv World Summit in London this morning, Facebook’s head of global product marketing, Matthew Corbin, likened Facebook’s decision to concentrate resources […]

Mubi OTT service has ‘House of Cards moment’

Mubi is making a wider push into exclusive first-run content, with CEO Efe Cakarel describing picking up the rights to a 2016 Cannes prize-winner as “our House of Cards moment”. Speaking at the OTTtv World Summit in London yesterday, Cakarel said that after bagging the exclusive rights earlier this year to Finnish film and Cannes […]