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Apple TV+ launches in November at £4.99

Apple TV+ launches in November at £4.99

Apple has announced that its SVoD service, Apple TV+, will launch on November 1st in over 100 countries and regions. The service will be available on the Apple TV app…

Berenberg: ‘Britbox uncompelling’

Berenberg: ‘Britbox uncompelling’

Berenberg Bank says Apple TV+ adds to the pressure on Britbox and that the ITV/BBC service will struggle to penetrate against global players. The bank said: “Against the backdrop of…

Turkey climbs Netflix Speed Index; India, Greece fall

Turkey climbs Netflix Speed Index; India, Greece fall

August brought declines across India on the Netflix ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience. Three…

Pluto TV brings Viacom channels to Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Pluto TV brings Viacom channels to Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Ad-funded streaming platform Pluto TV Europe, has announced the launches of Comedy Central Pluto TV and Comedy Central – Made in Germany as new destinations featuring classic comedy series, stand-up shows…

Apple TV+ launches in November at £4.99

Apple TV+ launches in November at £4.99

Apple has announced that its SVoD service, Apple TV+, will launch on November 1st in over 100 countries and regions. The service will be available on the Apple TV app…

Bitmovin solutions on Microsoft Azure

Bitmovin, a specialist in cloud-based video streaming solutions, has announced Encoding and Player integration on Microsoft Azure. Azure customers can now use encoding and player solutions from Bitmovin to create…

India: 500m OTT subs by 2023

Indian OTT entertainment platform Eros Now, and multinational professional services network KPMG in India have published an in-depth report on India’s OTT market which projects that India will have more…

Research: SVoD penetration in APAC above Western Europe

Research by Ampere Analysis looks at the rise and rise of SVoD in the Asia-Pac region and, in particular, in Australia and New Zealand. Subscription TV homes in Australia and…

NENT Group to launch Viaplay in Iceland

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic region’s leading streaming company, will launch its Viaplay streaming service in Iceland in the first half of 2020. Viaplay will now be available…

Jenkins signs deal with Netflix

Jenkins signs deal with Netflix

Award-winning writer, director, and producer Patty Jenkins has agreed a multi-year overall deal to produce new series exclusively at Netflix. “We’re thrilled to welcome Patty Jenkins to Netflix. Her trailblazing…

Research: 970m SVoD subs by 2024; Netflix dominance falling

Research: 970m SVoD subs by 2024; Netflix dominance falling

The number of gross SVoD subscriptions will increase by 91 per cent – or 462 million – between 2018 and 2024 to reach 970 million. The total will climb by…

Netflix: Ampere predicts production investment targets

Analysis by media analyst firm Ampere has predicted where the next Netflix originals are likely to be produced. A number of Netflix markets appear to be underweight in terms of…

Netflix most expensive in Iran

Netflix most expensive in Iran

Spain is one of the most expensive countries to watch the US streaming service Netflix. A report from Comparitech reveals that Spain is the sixth most expensive country to watch…

Rugby World Cup: 30% to use catch-up

Rugby World Cup: 30% to use catch-up

A study by GlobalWebIndex, a supplier of audience insights to the global marketing industry, has found that 30 per cent of fans already anticipate they will use ITV Hub to…

My5 commissions Neighbours spin-off

My5 commissions Neighbours spin-off

Channel 5 has commissioned its first ever spin-off series of the iconic Australian drama series, Neighbours, for its VoD service My5. Titled Neighbours: Erinsborough High, the 5 x 22 minute…