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Report: Global streaming consumption up 63%

Report: Global streaming consumption up 63%

Conviva has published its Q2 State of Streaming Report which shows that global streaming time was up 63 per cent year-on-year, with April up 81 per cent, May up 58…

Vonn fronts Amazon’s The Pack

Vonn fronts Amazon’s The Pack

Amazon Studios has announced The Pack, a new global unscripted series that celebrates the bond between dogs and their human companions. Hosted by Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn and her canine…

Quibi tests free tier in Australia, NZ

Quibi tests free tier in Australia, NZ

Quibi has launched a free, ad-supported tier in Australia and New Zealand. The SVoD service, which specialises in short-form content for mobiles, launched on April 6th in limited regions, and…

ViacomCBS “solid” Q2; CBS All Access early 2021

ViacomCBS’s financial results for the quarter ended June 30th 2020 saw another “solid quarter”, according to Bob Bakish, President & CEO. He said that despite the impact of Covid-19 on…

Peacock to stream all Harry Potter movies

Peacock to stream all Harry Potter movies

NBCUniversal’s Peacock has announced that all eight Harry Potter films will soon be available to stream on its platform. The movie adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s famed fantasy series are ranked…

Selena Gomez cooking show on HBO Max

HBO Max has announced that the Selena Gomez cooking show, Selena + Chef, will premiere on the US streaming platform on August 13th. The unscripted 10-episode cooking series features the…

Disney+ 60.5m subs as parks crater

Disney+ 60.5m subs as parks crater

Disney CEO Bob Chapek has revealed that the company’s SVoD platform, Disney+, now has 60.5 million global subscribers. It is now in the 60 million – 90 million range that…

Ofcom: Lockdown doubles SVoD screen time

A surge in screen time during lockdown saw UK adults spend 40 per cent of their waking day watching TV and online video services, broadcast regulator Ofcom has found in…

Mulan in cinemas, or $30 on Disney+

Mulan in cinemas, or $30 on Disney+

Disney announced during an investors call that the studio will release the big budget, live-action remake of Mulan on the Disney+ streaming service on September 4th – for a rental…

France: Entertainment market will reap long-germ gains from Covid

France’s video entertainment market is expected to gain long-term benefits from the Covid-19 pandemic, with an anticipated uplift in sector revenues which is marginally higher than previous market forecasts. That’s…

iPlayer requests up 47%

iPlayer requests up 47%

A record-breaking number of viewers turned to BBC iPlayer in the first half of 2020, with 3.1 billion requests to stream programmes, up by 47 per cent on the previous…

STV Player on Freeview Play

STV Player on Freeview Play

STV Player is expanding its service UK-wide on TV platform Freeview Play. Some 1500 hours of free content is now available on the Scottish VoD catch-up service, and will now…

ZEEL to invest 7% of profits into ZEE5

ZEEL to invest 7% of profits into ZEE5

Subhash Chandra’s Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEEL) looks set to commit 7 per cent of its operating profits (EBITDA) into its growing ZEE5 streaming service. Punit Goenka, MD at ZEEL, says…

DiCaprio signs first-look deal with Apple

Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way Productions have signed a multi-year deal with Apple to develop new TV series and films. According to the terms, Appian Way, also…

Heroes added to iPlayer

Heroes added to iPlayer

Celebrated sci-fi drama Heroes has returned to BBC iPlayer, with all four series available as a box set. Created by Tim Kring to emulate the storytelling style of American comic…

HBO Max Summer Comedy stand up specials

HBO Max has announced that the first batch of its stand-up programming will debut on the US streaming platform on August 20th. The Summer Comedy Festival programming binge, will feature…

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