SVOD

‘Netflix of comedy’ NextUp secures funds of £230k

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NextUp, a stand up comedy VOD platform that launched in 2016, has completed its latest investment round, securing £230,000 (€253,000) while also striking a distribution… Read more

Telefónica ‘looking to launch’ international OTT TV service

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Telefónica is mulling the launch of a Netflix-like OTT TV service to target an international audience, according to a report in El País newspaper. According… Read more

AMC Iberia to launch streaming service

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AMC Networks Iberia is planning to launch a streaming service in Spain, in partnership with pay TV distributors, according to local reports. A promo for the… Read more

Disney pulls content from Netflix to launch own SVOD offering

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The Walt Disney Company is pulling all of its movies from Netflix in order to launch its own branded SVOD service. Disney has had an… Read more

Disney ups BAMTech stake in strategic SVOD move

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Disney will pay US$1.58 billion (€1.34 billion) to up its stake in video streaming technology firm BAMTech, is it prepares to make a major push… Read more

Netflix makes first acquisition with Millarworld

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SVOD giant Netflix has entered the mergers and acquisitions market for the first time by acquiring comic book publishing house Millarworld. Netflix called its move… Read more

Kids SVOD service launches in France

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A new subscription VOD service has launched in France. Okidoki has been available through Samsung TVs since the start of the month, offering viewers around… Read more

Lionsgate launches Spanish OTT service Pantaya

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Lionsgate and Hemisphere Media Group have launched Pantaya, a Spanish-language OTT service dedicated to premium content for the Hispanic community in the US. The SVOD… Read more

TDG: Two thirds of Hulu users would pick SVOD over pay TV

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Two-thirds of Hulu users who also subscribe to a traditional pay TV service said that they’d choose SVOD over pay TV if they were forced… Read more

More than half of US millennials tune into SVOD daily

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More than half of US millennials now tune into an SVOD service like Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu on a daily basis, according to Leichtman… Read more

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