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HBO Max welcomes Young Sheldon

HBO Max – the WarnerMedia streaming platform that launched in the US last week — has acquired the exclusive US SVoD rights to The Big Bang Theory prequel series Young…

Analyst: HBO Max comes at a steep price

Analyst: HBO Max comes at a steep price

Following the launch of HBO Max in the US, Danyaal Rashid, Thematic Analyst at GlobalData, has offered his views on the SVoD platform, suggesting its pricepoint could hinder its expansion.…

Research: 56% UK homes have SVoD

Research: 56% UK homes have SVoD

Data insights and consulting company Kantar has launched its new Entertainment On Demand service in the UK, designed to help entertainment industry and investors understand the full entertainment subscription service…

BARB: Prime Video fastest growing UK SVoD

BARB: Prime Video fastest growing UK SVoD

The BARB website trackers have been updated today with the latest Q1 2020 Establishment Survey data. The SVoD homes tracker shows that: The proportion of UK homes with a subscription…

Quibi now on big screens

Quibi now on big screens

Quibi is now supporting AirPlay on iOS so it can be played on the big screen – and it expects to add Chromecast soon. The company says the lockdown –…

Disney+ Japan launches June 11

Disney has confirmed that its Disney+ SVoD service will launch in Japan on June 11th, in an exclusive partnership with mobile operator NTT Docomo. Customers of existing subscription service Disney…

Pluto TV expands UK content

Pluto TV expands UK content

Pluto TV’s European content push is entering its next round for British viewers. The ad-funded streaming service launches seven new channels on May 29th. The expanded line-up offers viewers a…

Comcast agrees HBO Max deal

Comcast agrees HBO Max deal

Comcast and WarnerMedia have agreed a deal to bring freshly-launched D2C service HBO Max to Xfinity X1 and Flex customers. As part of the deal, existing Xfinity HBO customers will…

Crunchyroll on HBO Max; appoints Lai-Hung

Crunchyroll on HBO Max; appoints Lai-Hung

HBO Max launched in the US on May 27th with anime and manga streamer Crunchyroll as part of its extensive line-up. Subscribers can watch 17 top anime series including Fullmetal…

Quibi advertisers want discounts on slow start

Quibi advertisers want discounts on slow start

Ten bluechip charter advertisers are looking for revised deals on the $150 million (€136.2m) they have committed to Quibi. The clients want revision after a disappointing launch and the steep…

HBO Max goes live in US

HBO Max goes live in US

WarnerMedia’s new SVoD service, HBO Max, has gone live across the US with 10,000 hours of programming as the company looks to compete with the likes of Netflix, Prime Video…

Research: Smart TV & streaming stick usage surges

Research: Smart TV & streaming stick usage surges

As millions of Americans adjusted to working from home and having to practice distance learning due to the Covid-19 pandemic, research from Comscore shows engagement with streaming services and year-on-year…

Research: Lockdown sees younger viewers turn to UKTV classics

Research: Lockdown sees younger viewers turn to UKTV classics

Multichannel programmer UKTV says it is outpacing television’s general upward viewing trend during lockdown with its mix of bold originals and classic programming proving a hit with younger viewers. The…

Pluto LatAm adds 6 new channels

Pluto TV Latin America, the AVoD service, has announced six new channels: Pluto TV Anime Acción, Pluto TV Animales, Los Archivos del FBI, Pluto TV Cine Romance, Pluto TV Cine…

Australia: Disney+ hits 2m subs in 4 months

Data from Roy Morgan shows Disney+ continuing its stellar growth with over 2 million Australians now using the SVoD service after only launcing in the country four months ago. As…