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PBS launches streaming channel on Amazon

PBS distribution has launched streaming channel PBS Living on Amazon’s Prime Video Channels, which will host PBS classics such as Antiques Roadshow and The French Chef. PBS Living will be available by subscription on the Amazon platform for $2.99 a month after a seven-day free trial. The channel is designed to invite viewers to find […]

DAZN to introduce ads on its platform

Sports streaming operator DAZN is to introduce advertising on its platform as part of a company-wide revamp that will see existing media sales outfit Perform Media renamed DAZN Media and the launch of a new ‘amplification platform’ called DAZN+. DAZN plans to introduce sponsorship and advertising on its streaming platform for the first time as […]

Canal+ launches Netflix rival Canal+ Séries

Canal+ has launched its new streaming service. Canal+ Séries will be available for €6.99 a month and will offer a mix of original series and international acquisitions. The service will be available without an ongoing contract. Subscribers will be able to access up to four streams simultaneously and pricing will be designed to enable shared […]

Netflix to boost anime offering as it partners with new prodcos

Netflix is looking to boost the anime offering on its service and has partnered with Japanese production companies Anima, Sublimation and David Production to do so. The prodcos and Netflix will jointly create original anime series including the animated series Altered Carbon: Resleeved from Anima. The title is based on Netflix’s original live action fiction […]

Exclusive: CBS All Access to begin piloting shows, eyes comedy and docs expansion

CBS All Access will expand from its straight-to-series model later this year, with plans in place to begin piloting content for the first time, TBI can reveal. Julie McNamara, EVP of original content for the US broadcaster’s five-year-old streaming service, tells TBI that the business is “looking at unscripted and looking at building out comedy […]

Netflix: Humans, not machines, greenlight our shows

Netflix exec Cindy Holland has said it is “humans” and not machines making commissioning decisions and that the SVOD is judicious about evaluating viewership following a programme launch. The 17-year Netflix exec, who serves as VP of original content, said that while the business “doesn’t have to think” about ratings to the extent of networks, […]

Netflix’s CMO Kelly Bennett exits

Netflix’s chief marketing officer Kelly Bennett is to step down from the company after seven years in the role. Bennett joined Netflix in 2012 and has led the company’s marketing efforts as it went from 26m subscribers to 139m global members. He’s been instrumental in creating a campaign approach for Netflix’s original content, according to […]

Netflix’s Bajaria to lead non-English series as Barmack exits

Netflix VP of content Bela Bajaria is set to lead its international non-English TV originals as Erik Barmack, Netflix’s VP of international originals for Lat Am, EMEA and India, makes his exit. Bajaria, who joined the business from Universal 2016, will oversee scripted and unscripted series in all international markets where Netflix is available, excluding […]

My5, All4 bolster services with content deal, SVOD function

Viacom-owned catch-up service My5 has struck a content deal with Israeli cable group Hot. The partnership marks the first foreign-language content deal for Channel 5’s catch-up service, which was opened up to third-party content last summer, linking with the likes of PBS America, A+E Networks’ Blaze, Together channel, Little Dot Studios and BET. Under the […]

BBC, ITV confirm plans for Netflix rival Britbox UK

The BBC and ITV expect to launch their joint SVOD service BritBox in the UK in the second half of this year, after agreeing a joint vision for the service. BritBox is currently available in North America and the UK version of the service will offer British content alongside new BritBox originals, commissioned from UK […]