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Ultra Box for Astro IPTV customers

Ultra Box for Astro IPTV customers

The Astro Ultra Box is now available to customers of Malaysia’s Astro IPTV who are currently on Maxis Home Fibre network with speeds from 30Mbps. The Ultra experience includes 4K,…

Prime Video unveils Living Abroad football docuseries

Prime Video unveils Living Abroad football docuseries

Amazon Prime Video has announced its next Spanish unscripted Amazon Exclusive series, Living Abroad. The four-episode, Spanish-language docuseries will give exclusive access into the private lives of a group of…

Synamedia private CDN for COSMOTE TV streamer

Pay-TV platform COSMOTE TV, part of the OTE Group, has gone live with video technology specialist Synamedia’s Media Streamer CDN platform for its new streaming service. Synamedia’s virtualised Media Streamer…

Lopez stand-up special on Netflix

George Lopez, the US actor and comedian best-known for his ABC sitcom The George Lopez Show, returns to his stand-up roots making his Netflix original comedy special debut with We’ll…

Analysis: UK SVoD market set to double

Analysis: UK SVoD market set to double

The UK’s solid growth in subscription video on demand (SVoD) adoption is set to continue over the next five years, according to the UK SVOD Forecast, May 2020 from data and…

Analyst: OTT revenues to reach $167bn

Global online TV episode and movie revenues will reach $167 billion (€189bn) in 2025, double the $83 billion recorded in 2019, according to the latest Global OTT TV and Video…

Forecast: Disney+ Hotstar 25% of India SVoD by 2025

Forecast: Disney+ Hotstar 25% of India SVoD by 2025

The Covid-19 pandemic is creating deep disruption and uncertainty for investors and stakeholders in India’s media industry – probably more so than at any other time in the media sector’s…

NBCU’s Peacock unveils first originals

Peacock, NBCUniversal’s soon-to-launch streaming service, has unveiled original content that will be available to stream on July 15th 2020, when the service rolls out in the US. Peacock Premium customers…

France: Record SVoD consumption

France: Record SVoD consumption

During March, as lockdown came in to effect, 63.2 per cent of SVoD consumers in France watched content on Netflix, with Spanish series Elite proving the most popular title. Second…

Apple first look deal with Ridley Scott

Apple has agreed a multi-year first-look deal with renowned Hollywood director Ridley Scott and his Scott Free Productions company. Under the terms of the deal, Scott Free will create TV…

Netflix acquires The Rock’s Ball and Chain

Superhero movie Ball and Chain – starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Emily Blunt – has been acquired by Netflix. Loosely based on the 90s comic book of the same…

Vodafone Italia adds Prime Video

Vodafone Italia is now offering its TV customers access to Amazon’s streaming service, Prime Video. The Prime Video app has been added to the Vodafone TV Box, expanding the offer…

Analyst: US lockdown fuels on-demand surge

Analyst: US lockdown fuels on-demand surge

According to new research from actionable intelligence provider The Diffusion Group (TDG), six in ten US adult broadband users who use pay-TV on-demand services have increased viewing as a result…

HBO Max unveils second slate of Originals

HBO Max unveils second slate of Originals

HBO Max has revealed the second slate of premium Max Originals available to viewers after the streaming service’s May 27th launch. The next wave of titles coming to the platform…

Katzenberg blames Covid for Quibi fail, others disagree

Katzenberg blames Covid for Quibi fail, others disagree

“I attribute everything that has gone wrong to Coronavirus. Everything. But we own it,” Jeffrey Katzenberg told The New York Times as he lamented the poor start for Quibi, his…