Hybrid TV & OTT

FINA taps Deltatre for launch of OTT TV aquatic sports service

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International aquatic sports organisation the Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) has teamed up with Bruin Sports Capital-owned sports media technology outfit Deltatre to launch an… Read more

BBC Worldwide channels launch on Polish OTT service

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Cyfrowy Polsat-owned OTT TV service Ipla has added three BBC Worldwide channels to its programming line-up. Ipla is adding BBC Brit, the ‘best of British’… Read more

Molotov passes one million milestone

Jean-Marc Denoual at The Future of Broadcasting conference

France-based OTT TV service Molotov has passed the milestone of one million, according to Jean-Marc Denoual, the outfit’s chief operating officer and co-founder. Molotov, which… Read more

MCN Studio71 to launch in France

Finder Studios will provide content for Studio71 France

Multichannel network (MCN) Studio71 is to launch in France in September. The move follows the deal signed in January this year between Studio71’s owner ProSiebenSat.1,… Read more

Skinny bundle ‘VMSOs’ could present serious challenge to US pay TV


The US’s new wave of OTT TV ‘skinny bundle’ providers could amass 3.5 million subscribers by the end of this year, further eating into the… Read more

Netflix to let kids control originals narratives

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Subscription VOD service Netflix is to introduce interactive ‘branching’ narrative episodes to a pair of new kids shows. In effect, this will allow children to… Read more

Magine creates Spanish movies SVOD service

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Streaming company Magine is creating a subscription VOD service offering Spanish movies. Magine has hooked up with Spain-based content rights firm Dinamedia to launch the… Read more

Modern Times Group names new Viaplay chief

Ira Gladnikoff

Modern Times Group (MTG) has named Ira Gladnikoff as head of its subscription video-on-demand service Viaplay, replacing Jonas Karlén, who has decided to leave the… Read more

Amazon secures streaming rights to new Soderbergh movie

Steven Soderbegh

Amazon has unveiled a deal to bring Steven Soderbergh’s latest film, Logan Lucky, to Prime Video during its exclusive first-run US streaming window. The film… Read more

Poker Central launches SVOD service

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US-based Poker Central has launched a subscription on-demand service after its exit from linear broadcasting. PokerGO’s debut comes after Poker Central acquired rights to the World… Read more