European pubcasters in pact to combat Netflix, Amazon threat

Xavier Couture

Two of Europe’s primary public broadcasters are strategically combining their arsenals to combat the growing threat of Netflix and Amazon. France Télévisions and Italy’s Rai… Read more

Magine creates Spanish movies SVOD service

Ambuj Goyal

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

TiVo: 93% of North American pay TV subscribers use SVOD


Some 93% of pay TV subscribers in North America also use one of more subscription video-on-demand services, according to TiVo research. TiVo’s Q1 2017 Video… Read more

TDG: two thirds of US web users watch SVOD on TVs

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Roughly two thirds of US adult broadband users now take online subscription video-on-demand services on a home TV, according to TDG research. The Diffusion Group… Read more

Filmstruck launches on Roku


Filmstruck, the Turner-owned SVOD dedicated to arthouse, indie, foreign and cult films, has launched on Roku devices in the US. The launch comes after Filmstruck… Read more

SVOD service iflix expands into Africa


Subscription VOD service iflix has opened an office in Cape Town as it launches a plan to offer streaming content in sub-Saharan Africa. iflix Africa… 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

Set-tops ‘not important’ for SVOD, says Viaplay chief

Jonas Karlen

Modern Times Group (MTG)-owned OTT subscription video-on-demand service Viaplay does not need to be available on set-top boxes to succeed, and the SVOD service will… Read more

SVOD in western Europe, North America to surpass pay TV by 2021

Richard Broughton

The number of SVOD customers in western Europe and North America will exceed the number of pay TV subscribers by 2021, according to Ampere Analysis.… Read more

Pay TV services to account for close to 90% of global video market

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Pay TV services will account for 89.7% of the global US$314.3 billion video media market this year, according to Gartner. The research firm estimates that… Read more