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Amazon orders fourth and final season of ‘Goliath’

Amazon is bringing the curtain down on its Billy Bob Thornton-fronted legal drama Goliath. The streamer has ordered a fourth and final season of the show, which launched its third run early last month. The show was developed by former Amazon Studios chief Roy Price and was created by David E Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro. […]

Disney+ set to expand in Asia via Hotstar

Disney+ is to launch in India and Southeast Asia in the second half of 2020 via the Disney-owned Hotstar, according to reports. US outlet Techcrunch has reported that the fledgling streamer’s titles will be made available via Star India’s popular OTT player Hotstar around June. Disney will then expand Hotstar – newly stocked with Disney+ […]

Amazon UK nabs first-window streaming rights to Lionsgate films

Amazon is set to be the first-window streaming home for Lionsgate films in the UK, beginning in January. The platform has struck an output deal with the studio that covers recently released and forthcoming theatrical feature films. The multi-year deal begins on 1 January 2020 and will allow Prime members access to films such as […]

Disney+ breaks 10-million subs mark

Despite technical hitches along the way, the initial launch of Disney+ has proved to be very successful for the Mouse House, with the company already attracting 10m sign ups. In a statement, the company said that over 10m people had signed up for a week-long free trial across the US, Canada and the Netherlands. This far […]

Netflix, Nickelodeon strike multi-year output deal for animated film and TV

  Netflix and Nickelodeon have struck a multi-year output deal for original animated feature films and TV series that could see a Spongebob spin-off heading to the streaming giant.  The new programmes will be based on Nickelodeon’s roster of characters as well as new IP. The deal, which will bolster the kid and teen-friendly content on […]

CuriosityStream strikes distribution pacts in Africa, NZ and Bahamas

Science streamer CuriosityStream is growing its international reach, striking distribution pacts in Africa, New Zealand and the Bahamas. Founded by John Hendricks in 2016, the platform features series and feature docs spanning science, nature, history, technology, society and lifestyle programming. It has now struck deals with DStv’s MultiChoice for Africa, which will begin on 21 […]

Amazon greenlights ‘The Peripheral’ adaptation from ‘Westworld’ creators

Amazon Prime Video has greenlit hour-long sci-fi thriller The Peripheral from Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The drama is based on the eponymous William Gibson novel, in which a woman tries to keep her family together in a forgotten corner of near-future America. The project is exec produced by Nolan and Joy, and […]

Disney+ launch day marred by tech challenges

Technical difficulties proved to be a fly in the ointment for Disney+, whose highly anticipated Tuesday (12 November) launch was a no-go for thousands of subscribers.    According to the website DownDetector.com, which monitors service outages and complaints across various providers and platforms, around 8,415 complaints were clocked around mid-day on 12 November with most […]

Viacom18 launches first SVOD play in India with Voot Kids

Viacom18 is launching its first SVOD play in India with a kids app. The platform, Voot Kids, is an extension of the existing AVOD brand Voot, headed up by Viacom18 group CEO Sudanshu Vats, who first detailed the kids SVOD plans to TBI last year. TBI understands that the launch of an SVOD tier for […]