BritBox names BBCWW exec as president

Soumya Sriraman

BritBox, the forthcoming US subscription VOD service from BBC Worldwide and ITV, has appointed Soumya Sriraman as president, North America. Sriraman, who was most recently executive… Read more

ITV-backed SVOD service Curio to launch in Sweden and Norway


Factual SVOD service Curio will launch in Sweden and Norway next month after the ITV-backed service secured deals with pay TV operators in the region,… Read more

Alchemiya taps Ostmodern for Amazon Prime offering


Alchemiya, an international SVOD service dedicated to Muslim content, has tapped Ostmodern to help launch its service as part of Amazon Prime’s US channels lineup.… Read more

Amazon debuts German drama globally as it edges Netflix in ranking

Amazon Instant Video

Amazon will launch its first German drama series, You Are Wanted, on March 17, cementing its claim to be the leading international SVOD player in… Read more

Filmstruck adds Chromecast support


Turner’s recently launched subscription video-on-demand service, Filmstruck, has added Chromecast support. The US service, which offers arthouse, indie, foreign and cult films, is available now… Read more

Video and pay TV spend hits US$251.5bn

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The combined home video and pay TV market totalled US$251.5 billion globally last year, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm said that the market… Read more

Channel 4’s Walter Presents launching in the US

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Channel 4-backed streaming service Walter Presents will launch in the US in March. The on-demand, which specialises in drama programming from around the world, has… Read more

SFR Play goes OTT in France

SFR Play

Altice-owned French service provider SFR is making its subscription video-on-demand service SFR Play available as a pure OTT TV offering, available to users in metropolitan… Read more

Viaplay orders OTT original from The Bridge scribe

Hans Rosenfeldt

Viaplay’s push into original programming has continued with an order for The Lawyer, a scripted series from Hans Rosenfeldt (The Bridge and Marcella), Michael Hjort… Read more

GfK: Millennials shun traditional pay TV

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Millennials are the group most likely to cut the cord, or to have never had a traditional pay TV subscription, a survey of 25,000 US… Read more