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Disney closing Hotstar in US

Disney closing Hotstar in US

Disney is to close down its Hotstar streaming service in the United States in late 2022, but has yet to confirm an end date. It is streamlining its streaming services…

HBO: 45-day Asia SVoD window for Warner titles

HBO: 45-day Asia SVoD window for Warner titles

New blockbuster movies from Warner Bros such as The Suicide Squad will soon be available to stream on HBO GO as early as 45 days after their in-market theatrical premiere…

Disney’s Star+ launches in LatAm

Star+, The Walt Disney Company’s new general entertainment and sports streaming service for adults, has launched in Latin America. The service includes fiction and non-fiction productions fully created in Latin…

Analysis: SVoDs take churn revenue hit

Analysis: SVoDs take churn revenue hit

Findings from Wurl Analytics, the research division of streaming TV specialist Wurl, suggest that lost US revenue for four of the top SVoD platforms as a result of churn totalled…

Analyst: 15m Arabic SVoD subs by 2026

Analyst: 15m Arabic SVoD subs by 2026

There will be 15 million SVoD subscriptions across 13 Arabic countries by 2026, up from 8.61 million in 2021, according to the Middle East and North Africa SVOD Forecasts report…

BritBox launches on Roku

BritBox launches on Roku

The BritBox SVoD service is now available on Roku streaming players and Roku TV models. Existing BritBox customers can log in to BritBox on their Roku streaming device whilst Roku…

Forecast: Under 50% Canadian homes subscribe to pay-TV in 2022

Forecast: Under 50% Canadian homes subscribe to pay-TV in 2022

In 2022, 48.9 per cent of households in Canada will have pay-TV, marking a massive and continuing trend of cable cord-cutting in the country, according to forecasts by eMarketer. As…

HBO Max, YouTube launch on Spectrum TV platform

HBO Max, YouTube launch on Spectrum TV platform

Spectrum has announced the launch of HBO Max and YouTube within Spectrum Guide on eligible devices across its service area in the US, providing customers access to the streaming services…

BARB: 18.8m UK homes have SVoD service

BARB: 18.8m UK homes have SVoD service

BARB, the UK’s television audience measurement currency, has released data from its Establishment Survey for Q2 2021. Due to restrictions on carrying out fieldwork during the pandemic, these are the…

Portugal: SVoD platforms to pay 1% annual tax

Portugal: SVoD platforms to pay 1% annual tax

Streaming services in Portugal such as Netflix, HBO Portugal, Disney+ and Amazon Prime Video will have to pay an annual tax of 1 per cent on “relevant income” by April…

Forecast: US FAST market to reach $4.1bn in 2023

Forecast: US FAST market to reach $4.1bn in 2023

According to research from analyst firm nScreenMedia, the US free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) industry is locked into a virtuous cycle. Expanding audiences attract more and better content, attracting more…

Report: Streaming ads overtake TV Everywhere

Report: Streaming ads overtake TV Everywhere

Accelerated by changing viewership habits in a pandemic, streaming services comprised 45 per cent of ad views, surpassing TV Everywhere in the first six months of 2021, according to the…

Forecast: African SVoD subscriptions to triple

Forecast: African SVoD subscriptions to triple

Digital TV Research forecasts 15.06 million paying SVoD subscriptions in Africa by 2026, triple from the 5.11 million expected at end-2021. From the 10 million additions, South Africa and Nigeria…

Netflix announces inaugural TUDUM event

Netflix announces inaugural TUDUM event

Netflix has announced its first TUDUM event, an online global fan event that will deliver previews and teasers of future series and movie titles coming to the platform. In a…

ViacomCBS seeks UK originals for Paramount+

ViacomCBS seeks UK originals for Paramount+

Ben Frow, Chief Content Officer at ViacomCBS Networks UK, has revealed that the business would be commissioning local content for the new SVoD service Paramount+, set to launch in the…

Netflix orders trio of UK unscripted shows

Netflix orders trio of UK unscripted shows

Netflix has announced three new unscripted shows from the UK that will stream to its members across the globe. The line-up includes a new VFX dance competition that gives talented…