SVOD


AMC horror SVOD net reaches Germany

AMC Networks’ horror-themed SVOD service Shudder will launch in Germany and Austria. Original series Missions and The Core and acquisitions such as three-part thriller Beyond the Walls and Wolf Creek (pictured) feature on the service, which has been made available on various platforms and mobile operating systems in the territories. Customers will be charged €4.99 […]

BBC chief: SVOD nets won’t stop £500m shortfall

BBC chief Tony Hall (pictured) has warned a potential £500 million (US$652 million) shortfall in spend of original UK content is up ahead, and that Netflix and Amazon’s models will not help alievate the problem. The director general of the UK’s pubcaster said results of a Mediatique report the BBC has commissioned reveal a “really […]

Netflix orders second German original

SVOD giant Netflix has commissioned a second original drama from Germany. Dogs of Berlin follows Dark, which debuts globally to Netflix subscribers on December 1. The new show will follow two unconventional cops who take up the fight against the criminal underworld in Germany’s capital city. It centres on the murder of a superstar German-Turkish […]

TBI Weekly: OTT players threaten British content

This week ended with BBC chief Tony Hall once again warning of the threat OTT players such as Netflix and Amazon present for UK original content. Hall said: “The reality is that their investment decisions are increasingly likely to focus on a narrow range of very expensive, very high-end content – big bankers that they can […]

Facebook wants focus on communities, not consumption

Facebook has again emphasised its video ambitions, but said its aim is to foster communities around content rather than encourage “passive consumption”. Speaking on the company’s third quarter earnings call, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (pictured) predicted that over the next three years “the biggest trend in our products will be the growth of video”. He […]

Ownzones & Zoomin.TV agree app and content deal

OTT entertainment and technology provider Ownzones has struck a three-year partnership deal with MTG-owned online video network Zoomin.TV. Under the agreement, Zoomin.TV will create content for Ownzones’ media content and network platforms, while Ownzones will build at least ten dedicated mobile and over-the-top Zoomin.TV apps. Ownzones will use Zoomin.TV’s experience in producing Gen Z-targeted content […]

Fox takes streaming service to Hong Kong

Fox Networks Group Asia has hooked up with pay TV provider Now TV to launch its streaming service in Hong Kong. Now TV subscribers will get exclusive access to Fox+ in the Chinese territory, with non-subscribers offered a free trial period and a subsequent HK$188 monthly fee. The service has been made widely available in […]

Kaling preps Hulu Four Weddings adaptation

Hulu is developing UK movie classic Four Weddings and a Funeral with comedian, producer and creator Mindy Kaling. Kaling (pictured) will work together with executive producer Matt Warburton, who worked with her on The Mindy Project, on the project. The pair will executive produce with the movie’s original writer, Richard Curtis. Jonathan Prince, Tim Bevan […]

YouTube Red orders Rabbit reality show

Online service YouTube Red has commissioned a reality competition series from Finland’s Rabbit Films. Ultimate Expedition will see eight celebrities with no climbing experience attempt to scale the 19,970ft Mount Tocllaraju, with YouTube star and Rabbit USA president Jukka Hildén presenting. The ten-part show will roll out on Google-owned SVOD service YouTube Red in 2018. […]

Netflix suspends House of Cards season six

Netflix and production partner Media Rights Capital (MRC) have suspended work on season six of House of Cards indefinitely, following news that the show will not continue beyond 2018. Yesterday Netflix revealed that it was ending the series, news that came as claims of sexual harassment were made about leading star and producer Kevin Spacey. […]

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