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Government to order “paid-for” iPlayer?

Government to order “paid-for” iPlayer?

The UK government could make the BBC trial a new paid-for service on the iPlayer. Culture secretary John Whittingdale signaled last month that the government would rush through legislation to…

Streaming catalogues boost current shows

Streaming catalogues boost current shows

SymphonyAM, a data technology and research firm that passively measures integrated cross-media consumption, has revealed the findings from their report about the positive impact that streaming back seasons has on…

BBC Player for Asia market

BBC Worldwide has announced, at the Asia Pay TV Operators Summit (APOS) in Indonesia, the launch of BBC Player, a new authenticated multi-genre SVoD service that will allow viewers to…

NBCUniversal buys DreamWorks Animation

NBCUniversal buys DreamWorks Animation

Confirming recent speculation, NBCUniversal is to acquire DreamWorks Animation, the creator of animated feature films, TV series, live entertainment and related consumer products in a deal valued at $3.8 billion…

Top Gear spin-off on iPlayer

BBC Three and BBC Worldwide have co-commissioned Extra Gear, a new Top Gear show presented by new co-host Rory Reid. Each week Extra Gear will bring fans exclusive new footage,…

Turner to launch FilmStruck SVoD service

Turner to launch FilmStruck SVoD service

Turner is launching FilmStruck the company’s first direct-to-consumer product in the US. The subscription video on-demand service for film aficionados, developed and managed by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in collaboration…

Consumers now taking multiple SVoD services

Consumers now taking multiple SVoD services

Findings from Futuresource Consulting suggest that the relationship between SVoD and pay-TV is relatively complementary in most countries, with pay-TV households more likely to take SVoD services than free-to-air only…

Asia Pacific boosts pay-TV revenues

Global pay-TV revenues for 138 countries will only grow by $99 million (€87.5m) between 2015 and 2021 to $205.92 billion; having peaked in 2018. This follows 19.5 per cent growth…

MTG to launch Viafree across Scandinavia

MTG to launch Viafree across Scandinavia

MTG is to launch a new digital window for all of its advertising funded video content in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The new video streaming service will feature thousands of…

Cord-cutters are few, but most are streaming too

To gain a better understanding of how US consumers are using streaming video services to supplement or replace traditional pay-TV services, Consumer Reports surveyed a representative sample of more than…

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