Category archives for: VOD

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.

Pee-Wee Herman exclusive for Netflix


A new Pee-wee Herman film, produced by Judd Apatow and star Paul Reubens, will be exclusively available on streaming service Netflix. Production on the movie, entitled Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, is due to start in March. Reubens and former Arrested Development writer Paul Rust have written the script, which John Lee will direct. Reubens created the character when he was part […]

C4 selects Aspera for 4oD cloud transfer


Aspera, an IBM company, has announced that Channel 4 has selected Aspera to enable the rapid and secure transfer of thousands of hours of video content to the cloud for its video-on-demand service, 4oD. Channel 4 has deployed Aspera On Demand, IBM’s cross cloud high-performance transfer platform, to significantly reduce the time it takes to transfer over 100 hours of […]

Kaltura, IBM for Turner LatAm Cloud-TV

Kaltura, the video technology platform, and IBM have been selected by Turner Broadcasting System Latin America to power a new authenticated on-demand service that will be offered through Turner’s Multimedia Service Operator (MSO) partners in Latin America and Brazil. The new service launched on February 22nd when Turner streamed the Academy Awards ceremony over the Internet across the Latin America […]

Visual Unity to bring VoD to viewers in India

Freeview Play manufacturers revealed


Digital UK – the body supports the UK’s terrestrial TV service and its viewers – and DTT platform Freeview have announced that Panasonic will be the first manufacturer to launch TVs featuring the Freeview Play connected TV service. The news follows the recent announcement of Freeview Play as the brand for the service as part of a major Freeview rebrand […]

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