YouGov: Netflix most liked brand among millennials

Netflix is the most positively talked about brand among millennials, according to YouGov BrandIndex data. The research firm found the SVOD giant to top the poll of 18-34 year-olds, ahead of other tech companies like Facebook, Apple, AirBnB and Spotify. Asked which brands they had talked to friends and family about in the previous two […]

SVOD players ‘must drop prices to compete in CEE’

In order to succeed in Central and Eastern Europe, SVOD operators need to reduce the price of their services to US$3-US$5, according to the founder of CIS-based OTT TV provider Divan.TV. Speaking at the Digital TV Central and Eastern Europe conference in Budapest, Hungary, yesterday, Andrey Kolodyuk said that subscription video-on-demand players should also focus […]

Disney SVOD service launches in Ireland

The Walt Disney Company has launched its family-focused SVOD service DisneyLife in Ireland. A multi-account for families will cost €6.99 (US$8.25) per month, offer Disney, Pixar and blockbuster films and TV series. The DisneyLife app debuted in the UK in November 2015, before Disney announced it was launching a worldwide SVOD service in 2019. The […]

Report: Disney preps ‘digital locker’ service with studios

The Walt Disney Company has reportedly partnered with major Hollywood movie studios on a new ‘digital locker’ service that will let users watch purchased films across different devices. According to Bloomberg, the Movies Anywhere offering could be announced as early as this week and includes participation from 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures. […]

Scripps to develop shows for Facebook Watch

Scripps Networks Interactive’s digital production division is set to develop lifestyle shows for Facebook’s recently unveiled Watch platform. Scripps Lifestyle Studios will produce shows inspired by popular Food Network, HGTV, and Travel Channel content, as well as shows created exclusively for Facebook. These will appear on Facebook Watch as well as through individual show pages, […]

TiTAN Platform launches ‘unifying’ content hub in US

TiTAN Platform, a smart content and device firm led in the US by former Endemol Shine executive Adrian Sexton, has launched a transactional content platform in the US for the first time, securing deals with Vubiquity and TV4 Entertainment in the process. The TiTAN Play service allows content owners and creators to upload SVOD channels […]

In-demand chart: Europe (Sept 25–Oct 1, 2017)

Star Trek: Discovery has made waves in Europe, coming up top rated across all seven of the countries reviewed in our pre-MIPCOM In-demand special, after launching in the US on CBS All Access and Netflix elsewhere in September. As the first series developed specifically for CBS’s SVOD service, the new Star Trek has gained CBS record […]

Amazon bags ITV drama as US original

Amazon Prime Video has acquired exclusive US rights to ITV drama Fearless. All six episodes of the Mammoth Screen-produced show will debut on the SVOD platform on Friday, October 27. Fearless stars Helen McCrory (Peaky Blinders) as a ballsy human rights lawyer attempting to prove the innocence of a convicted child killer, and the web […]

Eurodata – Europe embraces web viewing but TV rules

People in the five biggest European markets watched an average of three hours and 48 minutes per day in the first half of the year, according to Eurodata TV Worldwide. Presenting the findings of its latest ‘4-screen TV audience’ report in London this morning, Eurodata analysts said that while the TV remains the preferred screen […]

BBC iPlayer content head exits

Victoria Jaye, BBC iPlayer’s head of TV content, has decided to leave the UK’s pubcaster. Jaye will continue to pull together the digital strategy across BBC content and remain in the Corporation until March 2018. She played a leading role in the BBC’s digital commissioning strategy for over a decade. However, she is leaving after […]

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