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France: Canal+ launches TV+ streaming offer

Canal+ Group has announced the launch of a €2 per month streaming offering in France called TV+. Coming just a few weeks after the arrival of the TF1+ and M6+ streaming platforms in the country, the French pay-TV broadcaster is bringing all its live TV and replay offering into a single destination, along with a […]

May 22, 2024From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

AMC Reality on ITVX from May 30

Following the announcement earlier this year that the ITVX streaming platform would be adding AMC collections to its service, ITV has now confirmed that AMC Reality will go live later this month. From May 30th, AMC Reality on ITVX will feature a host of reality franchises, with plenty of match making, impending nuptials, dress finding […]

May 20, 2024

Waterloo Road gets all accessibility options on BBC iPlayer

Waterloo Road fans with sight or hearing loss will now be able to enjoy all 13 seasons of the show, as every episode has had subtitles, audio description, and sign language added on BBC iPlayer. Waterloo Road initially ran on the BBC between 2006 and 2015, and was a hit on BBC iPlayer when the […]

May 17, 2024

Channel4.com offers ‘app-like’ streaming experience

Channel4.com is now bringing an ‘app-like’ Channel 4 streaming experience to mobiles, tablets, laptops and other connected devices. Channel 4 says the upgrades reflect Gen Z’s growing desire to watch its content on multiple screens, and advances its role in serving young audiences. In 2023, nearly one million 13-24’s streamed Channel 4 via a PC […]

May 14, 2024

Data: Ad experience influences SVoD choices

Kantar, the marketing data and analytics company, has releases its latest Entertainment on Demand (EoD) data and analysis on the global video streaming landscape. The latest EoD global study highlights key trends within the VoD landscape as competition continues to intensify, with subscription stacking rising. For instance, Kantar’s data shows that AppleTV+ was the fastest […]

May 2, 2024

UK PSB streamer Freely launches

Everyone TV – the organisation leading the evolution of free TV in the UK – has confirmed the launch of its new streaming service Freely. Backed by PSBs BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, Freely is available through the next generation of smart TVs now on sale in stores and online. Its backers suggest […]

April 30, 2024By Colin Mann

France: M6+ launches on May 15th

M6 Group’s new free streaming platform, M6+, will launch in France on May 15th. The date was announced by outgoing M6 CEO, Nicolas Tavernost, at an advertising conference in Paris. Tavernost will be stepping down from his role on April 23rd. M6+ will succeed the 6play offering and is set to accelerate M6’s focus on […]

April 8, 2024From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Record quarter for ITVX

ITVX recorded its best ever quarter between January 1st and March 31st with 896 million streams across the service – an increase of 12 per cent on Q1 2023. This follows January’s record-breaking month with 328 million streams, more than any other month on ITVX or previously on ITV Hub, and February was just behind […]

April 2, 2024

Research: Free streaming increases lead over SVoD

Data from Omdia has revealed that after more than five years of an increase in SVoD stacking behaviours, the once-dominant model is beginning to show signs of strain. According to Omdia’s analysis from November 2023, the number of SVoD services per home has declined in a number of markets for the first time. Simultaneously, free […]

March 14, 2024

iPlayer ending downloads for Macs, PCs

The BBC’s iPlayer streaming service is to end downloads for users who watch on desktop or laptop computers. Currently viewers on PCs and Macs can save programmes via the iPlayer Downloads app, but that will soon come to an end. The changes were “due to the low number of people using it and the cost […]

February 13, 2024