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Studies: Pandemic hits UK production income

Studies: Pandemic hits UK production income

UK TV production industry trade body Pact has published two new reports which show the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the UK independent production sector. The findings of the…

The Green Knight simultaneous cinema/Amazon UK debut

The Green Knight simultaneous cinema/Amazon UK debut

The Green Knight movie, delayed several times due to the pandemic, has been given a UK premiere date of September 24th when it will become available on Amazon Prime Video…

Pokémon: Secrets Of The Jungle to premiere on Netflix

Pokémon: Secrets Of The Jungle to premiere on Netflix

The Pokémon Company International and Netflix have announced that the next animated movie in the Pokémon franchise will premiere on Netflix around the world with the exception of Japan, China,…

Foxtel launches iQ5 OTT STB

Foxtel launches iQ5 OTT STB

Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel has launched its iQ5 streaming set-top box which it says will make it easier than ever before for customers to experience the best in world-class entertainment,…

Minnal Murali to premiere on Netflix

Minnal Murali to premiere on Netflix

Minnal Murali, the much delayed Malayalam superhero movie, is set to skip a cinema release and premiere globally on Netflix. Produced by Weekend Blockbusters, the film is directed by Basil…

Forecast: LatAm 131m SVoD subs by 2026

Forecast: LatAm 131m SVoD subs by 2026

Despite several poor economies, Latin America will have 131 million SVoD subscriptions by 2026; up from 76 million at end-2021, according to the Latin America SVOD Forecasts report from analyst…

Italy: Netflix concerned over investment obligations

Italy: Netflix concerned over investment obligations

Netflix has expressed concern over plans by the Italian government to double the investment obligations in Italian and European programmes. The changes are laid out in the draft legislative decree…

Amazon’s Wheel of Time premieres in Nov

Amazon’s Wheel of Time premieres in Nov

Amazon Prime Video has announced that fantasy series The Wheel of Time, based on the best-selling book series by Robert Jordan, will premiere on the streaming platform in more than…

Forecast: US SVoD subs 450m by 2026

Forecast: US SVoD subs 450m  by 2026

Gross SVoD subscriptions [for movies, linear channels and TV episodes – excluding other platforms such as sports] in the US will climb by 33 per cent from 338 million at…

Research: US SVoD subs remain steady

Research: US SVoD subs remain steady

Findings from Leichtman Research Group’s study, Emerging Video Services 2021, indicate that 78 per cent of all US households have a subscription video on-Demand (SVoD) service from Netflix, Amazon Prime,…

Japan: Disney+ adding Star brand in October

Japan: Disney+ adding Star brand in October

The Disney+ service in Japan will expand its general entertainment content with the introduction of the Star brand on October 27th. With the addition of Star to the current line-up…

HBO Max app on VIZIO SmartCast

HBO Max app on VIZIO SmartCast

Connected entertainment specialist VIZIO and WarnerMedia have confirmed that the HBO Max app is now available on VIZIO SmartCast, giving millions of SmartCast viewers in the US access to the…

Disney+ to premiere Diary of a Wimpy Kid on Dec 3

Disney+ to premiere Diary of a Wimpy Kid on Dec 3

Disney+ has announced that the all-new animated movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid will premiere exclusively on the streaming service on December 3rd. The movie is based on the first…

HBO Max starts European rollout this autumn

HBO Max starts European rollout this autumn

WarnerMedia has confirmed that is will launch its HBO Max streaming service in the Nordics and Spain this autumn, followed by Central and Eastern Europe and Portugal in 2022. The…

France: SVoD growth stalls  

France: SVoD growth stalls   

The second quarter of 2021 has seen the first stall in the development of SVoD in France after a 2020 marked by a signification increase of SVoD market penetration. According…

UK consults on VoD audience protection

UK consults on VoD audience protection

The UK government is considering how better to level the regulatory playing field between mainstream VoD services and traditional broadcasters and is seeking views on the matter in a consultation.…