SVOD


Netflix nabs Swedish original from The Bridge scribe

Netflix has commissioned its first original series from Sweden, which has the head writer from The Bridge, Camilla Ahlgren, attached. Störst av Allt (Quicksand) is based on a novel from Malin Persson Giolito that’s been translated into 26 languages. The story follows the trial of a normal student girl following a mass shooting a prep […]

Netflix, Amazon take UK int’l prod spend to £468m

UK production companies made £468 million (US$606.7 million) in commissions from international broadcasters and SVOD services between 2015 and 2016, according to data from a new census. A new report released this morning showed a 5.3% increase in what UK indie producers body Pact terms as ‘primary international commissions’, a figure in part driven by […]

NBCU’s Hayu agrees SVOD deal with Viacom

Reality TV SVOD service, Hayu, has agreed its first licensing deal with Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) for shows such as The Hills and Jersey Shore. The NBCUniversal (NBCU) International-owned on-demand service licensed a mixture of MTV and VH1 titles that it started to add to the service over the summer. The deal also includes […]

Plessis hired to bolster Lagardère’s SVOD efforts

France’s Lagardère Studios has appointed Thomas Plessis as director of digital business, a role that sees him support development of original mobile, SVOD and OTT content. The hire marks a return to Lagardère for Plessis, who previously sold his podcasting business to the French media giant in 2008 and then worked as radio and digital […]

Facebook orders Humans of New York original

Facebook has ordered a twelve-part original docuseries based on the popular ‘Humans of New York’ blog. The show, Humans of New York, will debut on Facebook’s new Watch platform next week. It will feature blog creator Brand Stanton, showcasing his intimate and candid conversations with strangers on the streets of New York. Since he began […]

Disney to launch branded channel on Netflix rival

Disney, fresh from pulling out of its distribution agreement with Netflix, has signed up to provide a branded channel on the streaming video outfit’s Asian rival Iflix. Disney has struck a wide-ranging deal with the Malaysia-based subscription video-on-demand company that will see it provide a branded channel on Iflix’s platform featuring Marvel and Pixar movies […]

Verizon-backed Complex lights Fuse content deal

Verizon-backed digital content business Complex Media will create original content with Latino channels group Fuse Media. A wide-ranging pact between the pair will see them producing programming and merging their ad sales teams in order to create “unique cross-platform packages to advertisers”. This includes Verizon Hearst Media Partners-owned Complex taking its short-form digital series to […]

Turner to launch OTT sports service

Turner is to launch a new standalone premium sports streaming service in the US after acquiring European Champions League and Europa League football rights for the three seasons from 2018. The OTT sports service will launch next year, with European football as a key element in its offering. Under the terms of its multi-year agreement […]

Amazon Channels adds Eurosport VOD service

Eurosport Player is joining the Amazon Channels line-up in Germany and Austria, in a move that brings live sports – including Bundesliga football – to the platform. Eurosport’s parent company, Discovery Communications, agreed the deal with Amazon, building on an existing partnership that has already seen both Eurosport Player and Discovery launch on Amazon Channels […]

YouTube adds ex-WGN & Fox execs for originals

YouTube is bolstering its original programming team by hiring former WGN America (WGN) and Fox executives. Jon Wax has been named head of drama, scripted and current at SVOD service YouTube Red, while Angela Courtin takes a marketing post. Wax previously worked at WGN as executive VP of original programming, and becomes the second exec […]

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