The Great Escape


Viaplay calls on Peppy Pals for new kids original

Scandinavian SVOD service Viaplay is getting its second kids TV original – a 16-part series based on a popular children’s app. Peppy Pals follows on from The Great Escape, which premiered on the service in December last year as a first original for children. It is also the first original announced since Ira Gladnikoff succeeded […]

Set-tops ‘unimportant’ for SVOD, says Viaplay chief

Modern Times Group (MTG)-owned OTT subscription video-on-demand service Viaplay does not need to be available on set-top boxes to succeed, its CEO claims. Furthermore, the SVOD service will continue to be a complement to MTG’s mainstream pay TV service rather than a replacement for it, according to Jonas Karlén, Viaplay CEO. Speaking at the Connected […]

Blinkbox takes James Bond catalogue in MGM deal

Blinkbox has inked a deal with MGM for the catalogue of James Bond movies. The streaming service, which is owned by UK retailer Tesco, will get all installments in the iconic franchise, including the latest release Skyfall. That and the other 22 Bond titles will be available to stream and to buy from next Monday. […]