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Sky, Discovery expanded deal

Sky and Discovery have agreed a new long-term, multi-faceted partnership across the UK and Ireland, Germany and Austria. Discovery’s portfolio of real-life entertainment channels, including Discovery Channel, will continue to…

Disney+ scraps 7-day free trial

Disney+ scraps 7-day free trial

The Disney+ streaming service has axed its seven-day free trial. The deal had been in place since the platform’s debut in the US in November 2019. The timing of the…

Netflix to exceed 200m global subs this month?

Netflix to exceed 200m global subs this month?

By April 2020, Netflix had almost 183 million subscribers with a breakdown showing it touched 69 million subs in the US and Canada, 58.7 million in EMEA, 34.3 million in…

Sky Deutschland reveals content plan “for a new era”

Sky Deutschland has announced a major new content plan to that it says will “shakeup TV in Germany and take Sky into a new era”. Sky will deliver its plan…

HBO Max first look deal with Hayek; Scooby-Doo movie

HBO Max first look deal with Hayek; Scooby-Doo movie

HBO Max, the new SVoD offering from WarnerMedia, has announced a two year first-look deal with Hollywood actress and executive producer Salma Hayek, founder, and CEO of production company Ventanarosa. As part…

Netflix acquires Sundance winner Giving Voice

Netflix has acquired Giving Voice –  a documentary about the annual August Wilson Monologue Competition where the winning students get a chance to perform at the August Wilson Theater on…

Survey: Average UK viewer paying £25/month on TV in lockdown

Survey: Average UK viewer paying £25/month on TV in lockdown

Netgem TV has recently completed a survey with over 750 respondents to explore the different ways in which consumers across the UK and Ireland are turning to television to escape…

UKTV Play app on Huawei AppGallery

UKTV Play app on Huawei AppGallery

Multichannel programmer UKTV is partnering with technology giant Huawei, with the broadcaster’s on demand app UKTV Play now available to download on the Huawei AppGallery, becoming the first TV on-demand…

Netflix adds Arabic movie catalogue

Netflix adds Arabic movie catalogue

Netflix is releasing a new catalogue of 44 movies blending iconic and Arabic contemporary films, including the works of notable directors like Youssef Chahine, Youssry Nasrallah, Nadine Labaki, Moustapha Akkad,…

Philo adds STARZ, EPIX

Philo adds STARZ, EPIX

US SVoD service Philo is adding premium networks EPIX and STARZ to its line-up of entertainment, lifestyle and knowledge-based programming. These networks will be available for an additional monthly fee…

WaterBear VoD launching in autumn

WaterBear Network, a new interactive VoD platform dedicated to life on earth, has revealed its plans for an autumn launch. A digital platform and mobile app, WaterBear will showcase award-winning…

Switzerland: Kaltura powers Play Suisse

Switzerland: Kaltura powers Play Suisse

Kaltura, the video cloud, has announced today that SRG SSR, Switzerland’s national public broadcaster and the country’s largest media company, has selected Kaltura TV Platform as the basis on which…

Kantar: “Free football will pay off for Amazon”

Kantar: “Free football will pay off for Amazon”

The Premier League resumes this week and a number of games will be available to stream for free on Amazon, without a Prime subscription. The competition is fiercer than ever…

Vodafone TV Spain adds AMC Selekt

Vodafone TV Spain has added AMC Selekt to its offering, describing it as “the most varied on-demand service in the country”. AMC Selekt offers a range of on-demand content from…

WarnerMedia shutters HBO Go; rebrands HBO Now

WarnerMedia has unveiled plans to consolidate its various HBO-branded offerings. The company, which launched its HBO Max SVoD service last month, will phase out HBO Go in July, while HBO…