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Hooq gets hyper-local for new Southeast Asia strategy

Hooq CEO Peter Bithos tells TBI how he is transforming the Singapore-based streamer from the ‘home of Hollywood’ to the home of hyper-localized content for emerging markets. Kaltrina Bylykbashi reports. In what is now one of the most competitive SVOD environments in the world, Hooq – the WarnerMedia, Sony Pictures Television and Singtel–owned streamer operating […]

CW revives Constantine as toon

US broadcaster The CW is to revive the comic book-inspired Constantine ­– but as a web cartoon. A David S. Goyer- and Daniel Cerone-created Constantine had aired on NBC between October 2014 and February 2015, but was cancelled due to low ratings despite developing a small cult following. The CW has now moved to reboot […]

In-demand chart: Iberia (November 13-19, 2016)

Perhaps it’s indicative of a wider global narrative, but dystopian drama is the top genre in Iberia. The Walking Dead’s grim survival tale tops the overall charts in Spain and Portugal, while Charlie Brooker’s futuristic anti-fables in Black Mirror are the winning digital originals. The Walking Dead’s status as the most-watched US cable series is […]

Demanding more from TV

Exclusive data from TBIVision and Parrot Analytics reveals central and eastern Europe’s most in-demand programmes and genres. Jesse Whittock reports. Maniacal politicians, giant fire-breathing dragons, damaged superheroes and drug traffickers are in demand in central and eastern Europe. Parrot Analytics has used its sophisticated software to analyse the demand for television programmes in 16 territories* […]

Netflix reveals global bingeing habits

Netflix users tend to burn through The Walking Dead and Orange is the New Black, but take their time on House of Cards and Bloodline, according to new data from the SVOD service. Netflix has revealed ‘The Binge Scale’, which it claims shows how customers in more than 190 countries consume more than 100 serialised […]

Sky picks up another US superhero series

UK satcaster Sky has acquired DC’s Legends of Tomorrow for its flagship Sky 1 channel. The series, which was first presented to international buyers at this year’s LA Screenings, will launch on The CW in the US and on Sky 1 in 2016. Sky has stocked up on superhero drama and the show will sit alongside […]

OSN strikes Warner Bros. output deal

OSN has struck a new output deal with Warner Bros, with the deal giving the Middle Eastern pay TV platform exclusive rights to a raft of TV and film content from the studio. The pair already had a programming deal, with the new agreement running until 2020. OSN will show several series day-and-date with the […]

Supergirl flying onto Sky

Sky in the UK has acquired US superhero series Supergirl for its flagship entertainment channel Sky 1. The series will launch in the UK on October 29 (Thursday) in an 8pm slot. It debuts on US broadcast net CBS a few days earlier on October 26 in an 8.30pm slot. Supergirl follows the adventures of […]

Stan scores ‘significant’ Warner Bros. deal

Australia on-demand service Stan has secured an exclusive content deal with Warner Bros. that it described as its “most significant since launch”. The licensing agreement with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution hands Stan exclusive SVOD rights to CW procedural iZombie (pictured), NBC’s comic book adaptation Constantine, Karen Gillan comedy Selfie and Cristin Miloti-starrer A to […]

NBC unveils new shows, cancels Constantine

US broadcaster NBC has unveiled new dramas and comedies for its 2015-16 slate, while axing superhero series Constantine, State of Affairs, One Big Happy and About a Boy. Over the weekend, the NBCUniversal channel okayed dramas Blindspot, Chicago Med, Game of Silence, Heartbreaker and The Player (pictured), which sit alongside straight-to-series orders Shades of Blue […]