Category archives for: VOD

UK multiscreen viewing up 17%


Figures released by Thinkbox, the marketing body for commercial TV in the UK, suggest that the total average daily TV viewing in the UK during 2014 was 3 hours, 44 minutes, 30 seconds a day per person. Overall, there was a decline in total TV viewing of 10 minutes, 30 seconds a day compared to 2013, a fall of 4.5 […]

Nickelodeon Noggin SVoD service

Nickelodeon will officially launch its SVoD service in the US on March 5th. Originally set to go live in February, the service will resurrect the “Noggin” brand previously employed by the kids’ network for one of its TV channels, and will cost $5.99 per month.  It launches as an app for Apple iOS devices. All content will stream without ads […]

MPs: ‘No long-term future in BBC licence fee’


An influential group of UK MPs has said it sees no long-term future in the BBC licence fee and set out advantages of a broadcasting levy. It considers the BBC still a valued and important feature of national life but in need of stronger governance and more challenging, independent oversight if it is to be held accountable. In a major […] launches in Italy

Wuaki, the VoD streaming service, has announced the start of operations in Italy as part of its European expansion plan. The Alpine country is the fifth in which will be available, after Spain, UK, France and Germany. The company is undergoing a growth plan that aims to be in 15 European countries in late 2015. closed 2014 with […]

maxdome SVoD for Unitymedia

ProSiebenSat.1 Group and Unitymedia KabelBW have signed an agreement regarding the integration of maxdome VoD content into the portfolio of the German cable network operator. With this agreement, maxdome becomes an integral part of Unitymedia KabelBW’s new TV and triple-play offerings. Starting in March, Unitymedia Kabel BW’s more than seven million customers will be able to directly subscribe to the […]

Starz tees up international SVoD roll-out

Chris Albrecht, Chief Executive Officer, of premium entertainment programmer Starz has revealed further details of its Starz-branded SVoD service – Starz Play International, which it is planning to launch in select emerging markets. Speaking during Starz’ Q4 2014 Results Earnings Conference Call, Albrecht said the project was proceeding well with plans to launch shortly. He suggested that Starz Play International […]

Inspector Gadget, Danger Mouse resurrected for Netflix

DHX Media, a key player internationally in the creation of content for families and children, has licensed Netflix as the exclusive US home for its new Inspector Gadget series. The new computer animated, 26-episode series is expected to premier on Netflix US this March. It will also appear on Netflix at later dates in Latin America, the UK, Ireland, Benelux, […]

Outlander on Amazon Prime UK

In celebration of Amazon Prime Instant Video’s first anniversary, Amazon announced that Outlander – the smash-hit US show filmed in Scotland – will be available in the UK exclusively to millions of Amazon Prime Instant Video customers for unlimited streaming in March. Outlander was acquired in a deal with Sony Pictures Television, who distributes the series worldwide. The hit drama […]

Online ad viewing up 297%


FreeWheel’s Q4 2014 Video Monetisation Report has revealed yet another quarter of strong growth and evolution in the digital TV market.

Most content monetisation comes from current season


FreeWheel’s Q4 2014 Video Monetisation Report has observed that the vast majority of monetisation comes on a show’s current or most recent season. The fact that this trend is even more pronounced this quarter in particular, where linear programming is most likely to be new, reinforces the importance of ad-supported digital video’s role within the TV ecosystem.

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