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ZEE merging with Sony

ZEE merging with Sony

Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) is set to acquire a majority share in Zee Entertainment, India’s giant – but financially strapped – broadcasting business. According to India’s Economic Times, the…

Netflix acquires Roald Dahl Story Company

Netflix acquires Roald Dahl Story Company

Netflix has announced the acquisition of the Roald Dahl Story Company (RDSC). In a joint statement, Ted Sarandos Netflix Co-CEO, and Luke Kelly, MD at RDSC and Roald Dahl’s grandson,…

Survey: Australian audiences nearing subscription fatigue?

Survey: Australian audiences nearing subscription fatigue?

As demand for subscription entertainment shows no sign of slowing, and content continues to fragment across new and existing services, audiences are fast approaching a tipping point, Deloitte Australia’s latest Media Consumer Survey…

Murphy signs 3 picture and first-look deal with Amazon

Murphy signs 3 picture and first-look deal with Amazon

Amazon Studios has closed a three-picture and first-look film deal with Academy Award-nominee and Emmy Award-winner Eddie Murphy. The deal follows the success of Coming 2 America on Prime Video.…

Research: Americans moving away from TV binging

Research: Americans moving away from TV binging

Attest, a consumer research platform, has released its third annual US Media Consumption Report and the findings point to more seismic shifts in what American eyes and ears are tuning…

Study: Japan has the best Netflix content

Study: Japan has the best Netflix content

Japan’s Netflix library contains more top-quality TV and film content than anywhere else in the world, according to a study by Uswitch.   The research calculated which countries have access to the…

Kenya: Netflix offers free mobile content

Kenya: Netflix offers free mobile content

Netflix is offering new subscribers in Kenya free access to about a quarter of its programming – but only for mobile users. The free plan is available on Android mobile…

France: €1.5bn from SVoD ‘content levy’ by 2024

France: €1.5bn from SVoD ‘content levy’ by 2024

The obligation on French and foreign SVoD services to dedicate 20-25 per cent of their annual turnover (for services offering films newer than twelve months) to content creation in France,…

Disney+ on Panasonic TVs

Disney+ on Panasonic TVs

Panasonic has confirmed that Disney+ is now available on 4K Panasonic TVs released from 2017 onwards which feature the My Home Screen operating system. On compatible TVs the Disney+ app…

Whip Media Survey: 70% say too many SVoD services

Whip Media Survey: 70% say too many SVoD services

The rise and proliferation of SVoD services is the most transformative media and entertainment development in recent years, notes Whip Media. SVoD has changed how people consume and purchase content…

Netflix signs content partnership with Levy

Netflix signs content partnership with Levy

Netflix has announced a new partnership with Dan Levy, star and co-creator of multi-award winning sitcom Schitt’s Creek, to write and produce scripted content and other creative projects. Levy’s work…

Study: Streaming becoming default viewing source

Study: Streaming becoming default viewing source

Since 2015, Hub Entertainment Research’s annual Decoding the Default study has tracked the TV source that consumers turn on first when they’re ready to watch. This year’s study uncovers a…

Research: TV, movies take 30% of US entertainment time

Research: TV, movies take 30% of US entertainment time

Reported time spent watching TV shows and movies in the US in the first half of 2021 rose 4 per cent over last year, as screen-entertainment spending declined by 1…

Disney+’s Among the Stars to explore NASA mission

Disney+’s Among the Stars to explore NASA mission

Disney+ has unveiled its newest original series, Among the Stars, with all episodes of the six-part series streaming exclusively on Disney+ from October 6th. The docuseries, produced by Fulwell 73,…

Data: 54% US homes combining SVoD services

Data: 54% US homes combining SVoD services

Data from analyst firm Parks Associates reveals 54 per cent of US broadband households now combine one of the big three VoD players (Netflix, Amazon, Hulu) with at least one…

CSG enhances ZEE5’s entertainment experiences

CSG enhances ZEE5’s entertainment experiences

Customer engagement solutions specialist CSG has reinforced its relationship with Indian OTT streaming service platform ZEE5. Using CSG’s customer data platform, ZEE5 integrates its customer data with a single, unified…