SVOD


TBI Weekly: Two ways an SVOD burst impacts the industry

As news of NBCU’s planned streaming service designed to ‘pay’ users to watch was revealed this week, it begged the question: what does this burst in new SVOD concepts mean for content? In the past month we’ve seen three major SVOD developments that will no doubt shake up the industry. Firstly it was revealed that […]

Netflix set to premiere Colombian original Wild District

Netflix is set to premiere new Colombian original Wild District, starring Narcos’ Juan Pablo Raba, on October 19th. The ten-part series will become available to members in the US, Latin America and the Caribbean. Wild District follows Jhon Jeiver (Raba), a lethal guerilla fighter who escapes the jungle after the signing of the Colombian Peace […]

Netflix amps up motor programming with two new titles

Netflix is adding two new global original motor series and a second season of the sleeper vs. supercar competition Fastest Car. Car Masters: Rust to Riches will follow Mark Towle and team as they transform rusty wrecks into six-figure sums. It launches on September 14. Hailing from MAK Pictures, exec producers include Mark Kadin, Will […]

Leichtman: US pay TV losses slow in Q2

The largest pay TV providers in the US – representing about 95% of the market – lost 415,000 net video subscribers in the second quarter, marking their lowest combined Q2 loss since 2014. This is according to Leichtman Research, which said the subscriber losses incurred by the US operators this year compared to a larger […]

Starzplay to launch branded channels in France, Italy & Spain

Lionsgate-owned subscription video-on-demand service Starzplay has struck agreements to launch branded channels in France, Italy and Spain following its earlier launches in the UK and Germany. “We’re pleased to report a strong quarter with continued robust free cash flow and solid contributions from all of our businesses,” said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer as the company […]

Apple orders comedy from It’s Always Sunny duo

Apple has given a straight-to-series order to a half-hour comedy by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia duo Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day. The comedy is set in a video game development studio and explores the intricacies of the human condition in the hub. The untitled series is written by McElhenney and Day and signifies the […]

NBCU eyes streaming service that pays users to watch

Comcast’s NBCUniversal is considering a new approach to streaming services, where it would launch a service that ‘pays’ users to watch, according to reports. Tentatively titled Watch Back, the service would feature episodes of TV shows from NBCU channels NBC, USA and Bravo as well as those from outside websites, according to a report by […]

Disney reveals SVOD plans, misses Q3 expectations

Disney is “on track” to launch its Disney-branded streaming service late next year, with “numerous original projects currently in various stages of development and production”, according to CEO Bog Iger. Speaking to analysts after the company reported less-than-stellar Q3 results, Iger said that Disney will “continue to move full steam ahead with our direct-to-consumer strategy”, […]

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s New TV platform raises $1bn from major studios

New TV, an entertainment platform built for easy, on-the-go, mobile viewing, and backed by major media companies from Disney to ITV, has raised $1bn in its initial funding round. Led by Hollywood studio exec Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman via WndrCo, the holding company Katzenberg founded, the platform attempts to allow leading studios and creative […]

Disneyflix details become apparent as Disney preps for SVOD launch

Further details of the types of content that will be placed on Disney’s upcoming SVOD service have been revealed by The New York Times. Little has been said about what Disney plans to host on its upcoming SVOD platform, but The New York Times has revealed a few details which may point at the company’s […]

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