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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 […]

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 […]

MyTF1VOD launches Afrostream VoD

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On-demand platform MyTF1VOD will launch a new VoD service branded Afrostream on March 6th – dedicated to the African movie industry. TF1 has formed a partnership with start-up Afrostream, which owns the largest library in Europe of African productions, to deliver a paid access to new African, Afro-American and Carribbean movies. Films will be provided in HD, in original version or […]

Australia: Netflix launch next month


Hit series House of Cards will be the key title when Netflix Australia launches next month. The online streaming service has confirmed it has beaten Foxtel in the battle for the Australian rights to the acclaimed series. Netflix told Daily Mail Australia: ‘We can confirm that all three seasons of House of Cards will be available on Netflix in Australia, […]

YouTube launching ad-free subscription service


Google is preparing to launch an ad-free YouTube subscription service. The online video portal is in the midst of “fine-tuning the experience” which is likely to launch in a few months, according to Robert Kyncl, YouTube’s head of content and business operations, speaking at the Code/Media conference in California. Kyncl added that a subscription offering was important to YouTube because […]

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