Nine’s SVOD service to launch with Better Call Saul

Nine Network’s upcoming A$100 million (US$86.7 million) SVOD service will launch in the new year, with the acquisition of Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul in the bag. Nine Entertainment and joint venture partner Fairfax Media today revealed the subscription on-demand platform would be called Stan, and is the first overseas buyer of Better Call […]

Competition heats up for Netflix

Netflix has shaken up the whole content world – from production with its programme of huge-budgeted originals, distribution with its big cheques for exclusive rights, and transmission with low-cost month-long subscriptions. The same could be said, albeit to a lesser extent, of Amazon with its Prime Instant Video service. Having disrupted the whole TV business, […]

Nine, Fairfax prep A$100m SVOD service

Nine Network’s parent company is partnering with publishing group Fairfax Media to create a A$100 million (US$93.3 million) Australian subscription video-on-demand service. The service, StreamCo., has been in the works for the past year, with Nine Entertainment Co. Mike Sneesby (pictured) already in charge of the venture as CEO. Fairfax has now been confirmed as […]