Sons of Anarchy

Starz snags Fox for OTT service

Starz Play has sealed a multiyear deal with Fox for its Starz Play OTT service in the MENA region, TBI has learned. The agreement, between Starz Play and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, gives the streaming service a slew of the Hollywood studio’s TV series and features, and means Starz Play has deals with most […]

Sons of Anarchy, Modern Family popular on Shomi

Sons of Anarchy and Modern Family are among the most-watched titles on one-year-old Canadian SVOD platform Shomi. The Rogers Media-owned service released data on its first birthday, which revealed its ten most popular titles, that it currently offers subscribers 17,698 episodes of programming, and that it had more than 143 million total video plays. Comedy, […]

Netflix reveals global bingeing habits

Netflix users tend to burn through The Walking Dead and Orange is the New Black, but take their time on House of Cards and Bloodline, according to new data from the SVOD service. Netflix has revealed ‘The Binge Scale’, which it claims shows how customers in more than 190 countries consume more than 100 serialised […]

SVOD platform goes live across Canada

Subscription on-demand service Shomi is now available to all internet-connected consumers in Canada. The service was previously available to customers of joint venture parents Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications, but has now expanded its reach, a move first first mooted in May this year. The platform launched in beta in November 2014, and has since […]

FX takes Sutter’s Executioner to series

Sons of Anarchy writer Kurt Sutter’s new project, The Bastard Executioner, has been taken to series by US cable net FX. The period drama follows a medieval knight who is trying to put his violent past behind him but ultimately forced to take up arms again. The pilot of the show was shot in Wales, […]

Spike gets Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy for UK launch

Viacom will launch Spike in the UK on April 15 and has picked up several US dramas for the free-to-air channel including the latest season of The Walking Dead (left) as well as Sons of Anarchy and Justified. It has also snagged UK rights to Lip Sync Battle (below), the upcoming comedy gameshow that will debut on […]

Netflix a ‘bad idea for Aussie consumers’

An Australian price comparison website is urging consumers to think twice before signing up to Netflix or other local SVOD competitors. has warned acquiring Netflix could be a “bad idea” and that consumers should “do their research and understand all the necessary considerations before buying Netflix and other internet TV providers”. Launching a comprehensive attack […]

Fox 21, Fox TV Studios merging under Salke

Fox Television Group is merging two of its studios to create a cable production powerhouse. Fox 21 and Fox Television Studios are coming together under the banner of Fox 21 Television Studios. Fox 21 president Bert Salke has been named in the same role at the new company, reporting to Fox TV Group co-chairmen and […]

News brief: Sons of Anarchy shatters FX ratings record

US cable channel FX has seen the premiere of the final season of biker drama Sons of Anarchy become its highest-rated programme ever. The episode took 9.25 million viewers between its live broadcast on September 10 and three days of playback. Among this, it took 6.1 million prized 18-49s. Both statistics trail only AMC’s massive […]

Canadian cablers take on Netflix with Shomi

Shaw and Rogers are launching Shomi, a new subscription video-on-demand service, which will go head to head with Netflix in the battle for Canadian SVOD customers. Announcing the new service yesterday, the Canadian cable operator and media companies said that Shomi will use ‘algorithmic technology to help you pick what you actually want to watch’. […]