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Industry says Amazon & Netflix are top innovators

Amazon was crowned the most innovative company ahead of Netflix in a new survey of international industry professionals. The industry survey was commissioned by the organisers of the TV Connect event, which is part of TBI publisher Knect365, and found executives considered Amazon the top innovator, ahead of its arch SVOD rival Netflix. UK pay […]

Industry says Amazon & Netflix are top innovators

Amazon was crowned the most innovative company ahead of Netflix in a new survey of international industry professionals. The industry survey was commissioned by the organisers of the TV Connect event, which is part of TBI publisher Knect365, and found executives considered Amazon the top innovator, ahead of its arch SVOD rival Netflix. UK pay […]

Vivendi launches WatchMusic mobile SVOD

Vivendi is launching WatchMusic, a subscription on-demand music video service in Brazil, with further international launches to follow. The new service is being launched by Watchever, the brand Vivendi used for its soon-to-close German SVOD service. It will allow subs to watch music videos, live performances, music docs and other music themed programming via an […]

Shomi shutters amid ‘challenging’ SVOD market

Canadian subscription video-on-demand player Shomi will close on November 30. Its cableco parents, Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications, said the Netflix competitor was closing for a plethora of reasons. Their decision makes Shomi the latest well-financed SVOD platform to shutter. Vivendi chose to end German service Watchever in July to focus on mobile platform Studio+. A Shomi […]

Vivendi to close SVOD net Watchever

Vivendi is to shut down German OTT subscription video-on-demand service Watchever in December. Watchever’s 17-strong team in Berlin have been told that the service will cease to operate as of December 31, a source told TBI. French financial daily Les Echos was first to report the news. TBI understands that Vivendi plans to keep its […]

MIPTV takeaways: #3 Vivendi puts Europe in the spotlight

MIPTV is now mostly about Europe and the continent’s content, and last week it was France’s Vivendi setting the pace. MIPTV takeaways: #1 no Rising Star, but Roots established MIPTV takeaways: #2 VR now a reality? MIPTV takeaways: #3 Vivendi puts Europe in the spotlight MIPTV takeaways: #4 eclectic talent on the Croisette MIPTV takeaways: #5 where’s the party?  […]

Vivendi: Canal+ losses cannot continue

Vivendi has stated that it “cannot on a long-term basis continue to finance the losses of Canal+ channels in France” following four years of losses. Posting its financial results for 2015, Vivendi said that the pay TV outfit posted negative EBITA of €264 million (US$293 million) last year, an increase in its losses of €76 […]

Vivendi relaunches Watchever with SVOD ‘channels’

Watchever is being relaunched with a raft of international content companies launching channel-type offerings on the German SVOD service. Watchever is owned by Vivendi. Last year the French media giant implemented a transformation plan and brought in Karim Ayari to run the service. Speaking exclusively to TBI about the relaunch, Ayari said: “We feel we need […]

SVOD deals for Pokémon

The distributor of the animated Pokémon series has placed it on several international SVOD platforms. The videogame-based cartoon series has been sold to Canadian streaming service Shomi and Italy’s TIMvision. In France TF1’s TFou Max kids on-demand platform has picked up Pokémon and in Germany it has landed on Kividoo. The Pokémon Company International, a […]

Nick nabs latest Pokémon seasons

Nickelodeon Germany has acquired the latest seasons of Pokémon the Series: XY. The deal with The Pokémon Company International includes the current season, Pokémon the Series: XY Kalos Quest. Episodes will begin airing on pay TV channel Nick’s Saturday morning boys action block with the nineteenth season premiere in 2016. Furthermore, deals for the first two […]