SVOD


MTG preps ‘biggest ever’ drama from Norway

MTG’s production arm is lining up a drama series for broadcaster TV3 and SVOD service that’s billed as “one of Norway’s biggest ever” dramas. The total budget of MTG Studios’ Wisting was not revealed, but the Norwegian Film Institute is alone investing NOK10.5 million (US$1.3 million). MTG Studios has been ramping up production to supply […]

TBI Weekly: ProSiebenSat.1 looks to the future

Germany’s ProsiebenSat.1 is among many large international broadcasters wrestling with the challenges of transforming into a company that’s ship-shape for a diversified digital media landscape occupied by new players such as Facebook, Apple and Google. In the past seven days, it has unveiled plans to address some of the more pressing issues. Last week, the […]

Netflix introduces Korean stand-up original

Netflix is set to launch a South Korean stand-up special with YG Entertainment featuring Yoo Byung-Jae, as it looks to introduce the format to a Korean audience. Stand-up comedy is a relatively unknown genre in Korea and will mean a new experience for viewers, according to the streaming service. The special will also be available […]

‘FAANG effect’ creating UK production shortages

Research by Creative Skillset (CS), the industry skills body for the screen-based creative industries in the UK, shows that the boom in quality television caused by FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google) may lead to a production talent shortage. While the UK production sector is enjoying a boom, driven by recent SVOD demand and […]

Netflix & Deutsche Telekom further partnership

Netflix and Deutsche Telekom have partnered up to give all of the latter’s customers access to the streaming service. Telekom customers in Germany, Poland and the Netherlands have already experienced the benefits of the partnership. From this October, EntertainTV customers in Germany have been able to access the Netflix content in 4K on the EntertainTV […]

Iflix appoints CEO of MENA region

Iflix has appointed former Mobily and Vodafone executive John Saad as CEO of Iflix Middle East and North Africa (MENA). With the hire the emerging markets SVOD service has upped current head of Iflix MENA, Nader Sobhan, to a new global role as strategic advisor, working closely with Iflix co-founder and group CEO Mark Britt. […]

Netflix acquires Russell Peter’s Indian Detective

Netflix has acquired the rights for India-based dramady The Indian Detective, starring Canadian comedian Russell Peters. The four-part comedy will premiere on Netflix on December 19, following an initial run on CraveTV and CTV in Canada. Peters plays a Toronto police officer who unexpectedly finds himself investigating a murder in his parents’ homeland. The series […]

Fullscreen to shut down SVOD service

Fullscreen Media is due to shut down its Fullscreen subscription video-on-demand service in January 2018. In an email to staff, Fullscreen founder and CEO George Strompolos said that despite its momentum the company had made the difficult decision to close its SVOD service in order to prioritise spending elsewhere. “We came to the conclusion that […]

Netflix highlights studio ambitions

Netflix sees a growing proportion of its international subscriber base coming from distribution partnerships, while its increased content spend next year will see it “become one of the most important studios” globally, according to an exec at the SVOD giant. Speaking at the OTT TV World Summit in London yesterday, Maria Ferreras, VP of business […]

New £15m fund targets growing global series demand

A new £15 million (US$20 million) fund that will be used in part for UK producers to create new TV series has been launched. Atlantic Screen Media is seeking to raise the £15 million that can be accessed in order to produce TV series, music scores and comic books. Atlantic claims demand for TV production […]

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