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Channel 4 CEO: “There’s too much to watch”

Channel 4 CEO Alex Mahon, delievering a speech at the opening session of the RTS Cambridge Convention 2023, suggested that in present times, there is simply too much too watch. Her speech in full: “Five months ago the Channel 4 team set out to determine what the new ‘video day’ for consumers is really made […]

September 20, 2023

Barb upgrades API to include BVoD, SVoD, video sharing

Barb has upgraded its API to include all data available in its panel viewing file, including non-linear viewing on BVoD, SVoD and video-sharing services and viewing on PCs, tablets and smartphones. The upgrade also means that Barb clients can now use the API to conduct longitudinal analysis across all services and platforms, such as using […]

September 20, 2023

Paramount+ launching in Japan

Paramount has announced the upcoming launch of its streaming service Paramount+ in Japan with J:COM, the cable television operator and broadband internet provider, and with pay-TV service Wowow. Japan is the second market in Asia to launch the service, following its debut in Korea last year. Beginning December 1st, Paramount+ will bring its catalogue films […]

September 20, 2023

Love at First Sight tops Netflix Films

Love at First Sight, Netflix’s new romantic comedy starring Haley Lu Richardson and Ben Hardy, topped the English Films List in its debut week with 14.1 million views in the week commencing September 11th. Adam Sandler’s family comedy You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah kept its four-week long run on the list […]

September 20, 2023

Forecast: Hybrid AVoD-SVoD revenues $20bn by 2029

Netflix, Disney+, HBO and Paramount+ will together create hybrid AVoD-SVoD revenues of $20 billion (€18.7bn) by 2029, up from $6 billion in 2023, according to the Hybrid AVOD-SVOD Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. These hybrid revenues will be nearly equally split between AVoD and SVoD. “These platforms are expected to roll out […]

September 19, 2023

Elemental most watched Disney+ movie premiere of 2023

Disney and Pixar’s Elemental is the most watched movie premiere of the year on Disney+ and among its Top 10 movie premieres of all time, pulling 26.4 million views in its first five days of streaming. Directed by Peter Sohn, the original feature film is set in Element City, where Fire-, Water-, Earth-, and Air-residents […]

September 19, 2023By Nik Roseveare

ESPN, Disney Bundle on Vizio

Vizio has announced that the ESPN App, including streaming platform ESPN+, is now available to Vizio users in the US. With the ESPN App and ESPN+, fans can experience over 27,000 live sports events, replays, original shows, and ESPN exclusives from ESPN networks – all on Vizio Smart TVs. The ESPN App brings a diverse […]

September 19, 2023

Netflix, SK Broadband settle legal disputes

Streaming service Netflix and South Korean ISP SK Broadband have agreed to settle legal disputes dating back some three years relating to the streamer’s payment for network usage in the country. As part of the settlement, Netflix, SK Broadband and its parent SK Telecom have agreed a strategic partnership to provide entertainment experiences to customers. […]

September 18, 2023

The Twits movie coming to Netflix

Following its acquisition of The Roald Dahl Story Company in September 2021, Netflix has announced it will release an animated adaptation of The Twits, written and directed by Phil Johnston, in 2025. The Twits marks the first screen adaptation based of the Roald Dahl book of the same name, which has been translated into 41 […]

September 18, 2023By Nik Roseveare

The Black Book comes to Netflix

Anakle Films is set to release Nigeria’s biggest-budget independent film to date, The Black Book. The movie will debut on Netflix on September 22nd and features an ensemble cast of some of Africa’s most well-known actors, including Richard Mofe-Damijo, Alex Usifo, Sam Dede, Denola Grey, Shaffy Bello and Ireti Doyle. The Black Book delves into […]

September 18, 2023