SVOD


MIPCOM: AMC streamers Shudder & Sundance Now to launch in Oz

AMC Networks is set to launch its streaming services Shudder and Sundance Now in Australia and New Zealand by the end of 2018. AMC states that the move follows growing consumer demand for curated direct-to-consumer subscription services. The expansion builds on both services subscribers in existing territories, which include the UK, Canada, the UK, Ireland, […]

TBI Distributors Survey 2018: part one

Distributors large and small have again revealed their views on the major issues that are impacting the international TV sales industry today. Kaltrina Bylykbashi reports. The rise of SVOD is the single element that has had the biggest impact on the distribution business in the past year, according to survey results. While platforms such as […]

AT&T to launch streamer that builds on HBO content

AT&T plans to launch a new streaming service that builds on HBO and WarnerMedia content for the fourth quarter of 2019. The news was announced via a new 8-K filing, where AT&T elaborated on its plans on October 10. “We are committed to launching a compelling and competitive product that will serve as a complement […]

NBCU launches rewards-based streamer WatchBack

NBCUniversal has launched a streaming app that gives consumers perks for watching shows on its platform. The app, named WatchBack, was launched in the US on Friday. It creates a personalised experience for users and rewards viewers by giving them the opportunity to win prizes. WatchBack will include content from NBCU and its partners, as […]

Walmart to partner with MGM to boost VOD offering

Walmart is to partner with US movie studio MGM to boost content on its Vudu video-on-demand service, according to reports. The move arrives as Walmart looks to expand its profile in the SVOD space and compete with services such as Netflix and Hulu. Walmart has told Reuters, which first reported the story, that a formal […]

Netflix set for adult toon with New Girl star

Netflix is set to introduce a new adult toon on its service named Hoops, which will star New Girl’s Jake Johnson. Hoops centers around a hot-headed, foul-mouthed high school basketball coach who thinks turning around his sub-par team will take him to the “big leagues”. Johnson, who has starred in New Girl, BoJack Horseman and Spider Man: Into the Spider-verse, will voice […]

Netflix content set to be “meaningfully stronger” in 2019

When compared to its 2018 slate, Netflix’s 2019 wares are to be “meaningfully stronger”, according to investment group Credit Suisse.  “The service is not solely hit-driven,” said company analyst Doug Mitchelson. “The slate is deeper with more dramas, movies and international content, and is driven by more internally produced content.” Promising ventures will include movies […]

Zodiak Kids takes Amazon titles to MIPCOM

Zodiak Kids has picked up 17 children’s series and specials from Amazon Studios, which will be rolled out at next month’s MIPJunior and MIPCOM. The Banijay Group-owned distributor will represent linear and broadcasting rights for Amazon Studios content globally while all series continue to air on Prime across the globe. The series include animated preschool […]

Hulu picks up French CGI series Monchhichi

Hulu has picked up French CGI series Monchhichi, which has been greenlit for a second season on French broadcaster TF1. Monchhichi is based on a popular plush toy that first emerged in Japan in 1974. The TV series is produced by Paris-based Technicolor Animation Productions and will be co-produced with TF1 for its second season. […]

China sets restrictions to limit foreign TV shows

China’s Radio and Television Administration is set to limit foreign TV content across its platforms.  The government agency is set to outlaw foreign TV shows in their entirety for prime time (7-10pm), and to place a 30% quota on streaming platforms for any imported content. The new restrictions target foreign current affairs titles, as well […]

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