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Alisa Bowen named Disney+ President

Alisa Bowen has been named President of Disney+, effective immediately. In this role, Bowen will build on the flagship streaming service’s reputation as a global destination for premium content. Bowen has led global business operations for Disney’s streaming platforms, including Disney+, since its launch in 2019. In that time, Disney+ has expanded rapidly, growing its […]

September 30, 2022

Forecast: Online ad revenue to surpass SVoD

In the next five years, online advertising revenues will almost double from $190 billion (€194bn) in 2022 to $362 billion in 2027 according to findings from technology research and advisory group Omdia. “Netflix is expected to generate just under a quarter of its revenue from advertising by 2027 in the US,” advises Maria Rua Aguete, […]

September 30, 2022By Colin Mann

EPIX to relaunch as MGM+

Premium linear and streaming service EPIX is to rebrand as MGM+ in January 2023, which EPIX says exemplifies the network’s brand promise to provide premium cinematic television and a curated leading theatrical library, delivered by one of the world’s most enduring entertainment brands. The news comes as fellow streaming service Starzplay announced a rebrand to […]

September 29, 2022By Colin Mann

WBD extends Ocean Race deal

Following an initial collaboration with The Ocean Race Europe in 2021, Warner Bros Discovery and The Ocean Race, the world’s toughest fully-crewed offshore sailing race, have agreed a long-term partnership that will extend the global race to Warner Bros Discovery’s audience around the world. The partnership will focus on live broadcasts, editorial content production and […]

September 29, 2022

Starzplay rebrands as Lionsgate+

Starz has announced that its Starzplay streaming service will rebrand as Lionsgate+, coinciding with a new brand look rolling out globally on September 29th. Starzplay will rebrand to Lionsgate+ in 35 Starz markets excluding the US and Canada where it will remain Starz. Brand names for Starzpay Arabia along with South and Southeast Asia’s Lionsgate […]

September 28, 2022

Report: UK E&M companies hold their nerve

UK entertainment and media companies are holding their nerve despite the worsening economic outlook, and putting their trust in their digital investment strategies, according to a new report from consulting firm PwC. The report, UK Entertainment and Media Outlook (E&M) 2022-26: Trusting the digital path ahead, says that while there is short-term uncertainty in the […]

September 28, 2022

Forecast: Japan SVoD revenue at $7.3bn in 2027

The SVoD service revenue in Japan is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.1 per cent from $4.5 billion (€4.7bn) in 2022 to $7.3 billion in 2027, driven by the strong growth in subscriptions and unique households, and a steady rise in the average monthly revenue per unique SVoD household, […]

September 28, 2022

McCall: ITVX enables better viewer connection

ITV Chief Executive Carolyn McCall has suggested that the commercial PSB’s planned ITVX AVoD service, set to launch in Q4 2022, will enable it better to connect with and retain the viewership of key, younger demographics. Asked by journalist and presenter Amol Rajan, in conversation at the RTS London Convention 2022, as to the difference […]

September 28, 2022Colin Mann @ RTS London Convention 2022

UKTV Play unveils rebrand

UKTV, the commercial multichannel broadcaster, has revealed a full rebrand for its free streaming service UKTV Play. After an intensive market research process consulting current users and new target audiences, UKTV Play will relaunch with a renewed digital-first brand direction and a fresh look and feel. “This rebrand marks the beginning of a real step […]

September 28, 2022By Colin Mann

hayu launching across CEE

All-reality SVoD service, hayu, from NBCUniversal International – will launch in multiple Central and Eastern European countries in Q4. This builds on the ongoing success of the service in other European markets and will bring the number of territories for the streaming service to over 40. Launching direct-to-consumer (DTC) on a full array of devices […]

September 28, 2022