SVOD


MTG names new Viaplay chief as Karlen exits

Modern Times Group (MTG) has named Ira Gladnikoff (pictured) as head of its subscription video-on-demand service, Viaplay, replacing Jonas Karlén, who has decided to leave the company. Gladnikoff, who was previously chief commercial officer at Viaplay, will take over with immediate effect. She joined the streaming outfit in 2015, and has been credited with helping […]

Smosh co-founder exits YouTube channel

as of today i am no longer part of smosh. i hope this video shows you why i feel this is the best decision for me ❤️ https://t.co/HDe4doIvts pic.twitter.com/wZFesMvm3D — Anthony Padilla (@anthonypadilla) June 14, 2017 YouTube personality Anthony Padilla is leaving Smosh, the youth-focused YouTube channel he co-created twelve years ago. Padilla is leaving […]

‘93% of North American pay TV subs use SVOD’

Some 93% of pay TV subscribers in North America also use one of more subscription video-on-demand services, according to TiVo research. TiVo’s Q1 2017 Video Trends Report found that 65.6% of North American respondents in total use one or more SVOD services – up 4.9%year-on-year and 16.5% over three years. Netflix remained the most popular […]

HBO takes SVOD path in Caribbean

HBO Latin America is expanding SVOD service HBO Go. The Time Warner-owned company yesterday launched the standalone streaming service in the Caribbean on Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store. Plans to extend its reach in Latin America are underway, with HBO claiming “deployment of the service will reach other markets in the region […]

Molotov & Arte team for Hellfest coverage

French over-the-top service Molotov has teamed up with public broadcaster Arte to stream coverage of heavy metal festival, Hellfest. The ‘Arte Concert – Hellfest’ channel will broadcast more than 30 sets from the festival, which runs from June 16-18 and will be headlined by Deep Purple, Aerosmith and Linkin Park. Molotov subscribers will be able […]

Fullscreen launches on Roku

US over-the-top service, Fullscreen, has launched on Roku streaming devices in the states. Youth-focused Fullscreen, which costs US$5.99 per-month, is already available on Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS and Android devices and via web browsers. Roku users will now be able to access Fullscreen originals like Shane and Friendswith Shane Dawson, Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig, and Psychobabblewith Tyler […]

Content portability rules adopted in Europe

The European Council (EC) has adopted new rules that allow consumers who pay for online TV subscriptions in their home territory access them elsewhere in the EU. The rules, which cover all forms of content services, were passed in May, meaning Netflix, Amazon and HBO Go customers will now be able to access those platforms […]

Twitch Prime goes global with 200-country launch

Amazon-owned Twitch has rolled out its premium Twitch Prime service globally, launching the service in more than 200 countries and territories. Twitch Prime first launched in October last year, offering ad-free Twitch viewing and other perks to subscribers of Amazon Prime and Prime Video. The new global launch extends the service outside of the US, […]

Turner SVOD arthouse service launches on Roku

Filmstruck, the Turner-owned SVOD dedicated to arthouse, indie, foreign and cult films, has launched on Roku devices in the US. The launch comes after Filmstruck added Chromecast support in February, with launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One due to follow “soon”. The service is already available via the browser, on iOS and Android devices, […]

NBC hires ex-Legendary digital chief

NBC Entertainment has drafted in former Legendary Digital Networks (LDN) exec Steven Hein. His new post as senior VP of digital content at the Peacock Network will see him lead development and production of native digital content for shows such as Will & Grace, World of Dance and This is Us. He’ll report to Rob […]

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