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Italy adds 2.1m SVoD subs in 2020

Italy adds 2.1m SVoD subs in 2020

SVoD services added 2.1 million subscribers in Italy during 2020, taking the total to 10.7 million in October, according to a study by EY in collaboration with Discovery and Fastweb.…

Roku to buy Quibi content?

Roku to buy Quibi content?

Short-form mobile streaming service Quibi is in discussions to sell its content catalogue to streaming device and platform specialist Roku, according to the Wall Street Journal. The platform from Jeffrey…

Discovery, Vodafone content deal

Discovery, Vodafone content deal

Multichannel programmer Discovery and multiplay telco Vodafone have signed a new long-term, multi-platform agreement in Europe under which Vodafone customers in 12 markets can continue to enjoy Discovery’s content portfolio.…

discovery+ goes live in the US

discovery+ goes live in the US

Discovery’s direct-to-consumer SVoD service discovery+ is now live in the US, with the company also announcing major new distribution agreements that it says will make the product one of the…

Data: Pandemic doubles UK broadband usage

Data: Pandemic doubles UK broadband usage

Data released by UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach shows that broadband usage more than doubled in 2020 with 50,000 Petabytes (PB) of data being consumed across the country, compared to…

Monsooq launches in Nigeria

Monsooq launches in Nigeria

Digital content mobile technology company Mondia has confirmed the second African launch of its time-based entertainment platform Monsooq, now available in Nigeria. This follows the initial launch in South Africa…

Dad’s Army most-streamed Xmas BritBox show

Dad’s Army most-streamed Xmas BritBox show

After closely watching subscriber habits from Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day, BritBox, the SVoD service from the BBC and ITV, has revealed that the most-streamed content over the Christmas…

WWE launching free Superstar Gaming Series

WWE launching free Superstar Gaming Series

WWE Superstar Gaming Series is set to launch on December 29th on the Free Version of WWE Network and across WWE social platforms. A star-studded crew will take part in…

Serbia: mts upgrades IPTV platform

Serbian operator mts has upgraded and rebranded its IPTV platform from mts TV to iris TV. The multimedia platform, which can be accessed from various connected devices, features a new…

Movistar, Samsung TV integration deal

Movistar, Samsung TV integration deal

Movistar and Samsung have reached an agreement to integrate all Movistar Plus TV content onto Samsung smart TVs. Samsung’s Universal Guide will now show all content from Movistar Plus enabling…

Streaming Video Alliance: New technical specs

Streaming Video Alliance: New technical specs

The Streaming Video Alliance, a global technical association developing solutions to address critical technical challenges in delivering a high-quality video experience at scale, has confirmed the  approval and immediate public…

Singapore: Falling IPTV subs to affect pay-TV revenue

Singapore: Falling IPTV subs to affect pay-TV revenue

The total pay-TV service revenues in Singapore will decline by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.4 per cent during 2020-2025 due to falling IPTV subscriptions, according to forecasts…

US to make illegal streaming a felony

US to make illegal streaming a felony

The US Congress has passed a Covid-19 stimulus bill which contains an anti-piracy proposal that would punish for-profit, illegal streaming services with felony penalties of up to 10 years in…

RTVE to launch new digital platform

Spain’s public broadcaster RTVE is set to launch a new digital platform in 2021 that will include all of its radio and TV content and channels. The new platform will…

Amdocs: “Covid to have lingering effect on media”

Amdocs: “Covid to have lingering effect on media”

Looking ahead, Darcy Antonellis, Head of Amdocs Media and CEO of Vubiquity believes that with the “new normal” comes new business models in the OTT space. Antonellis comments: “While 2020…

Analyst: Will SVoDs replace pay-TV?

Analyst: Will SVoDs replace pay-TV?

In presenting an overview of the changing TV and media landscape, Tristan Veale, Market Analyst at Futuresource Consulting has questioned whether shifting content consumption habits will lead to an SVoD…