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FilmRise, Tia Mowry, Kin to produce & distribute Not Like Mama

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, has teamed up with Tia Mowry, actress, producer, author, entrepreneur, and host and Kin, the LA-based lifestyle entertainment company that creates shows for diverse women’s audiences, to produce and distribute worldwide the new reality cooking show Not Like Mama. The original programme, hosted by […]

January 25, 2023

FAST Channels TV reveals 2023 lineup

FAST Channels TV’s content library continues to grow, with a channel count that now stands at over 230 – with more being added each month – offering hundreds of hit movies, binge-worthy TV, cartoons, sports, news and more. The huge collection of FAST channels includes 20 LatAm channels, 17 African channels, and 17 Indian channels, […]

January 24, 2023

wedotv AVoD service users up 115%

Video Solutions, the media company that owns and operates AVoD platform wedotv and FAST Channel wedo movies, has reported a 115 per cent increase year over year in active users.  According Video Solutions’ Co-CEOs and founders Chris Sharp and Philipp Rotermund, this success has positioned the company well for international expansion in 2023. In September […]

January 23, 2023

Study: AVoD on the rise in Canada

Roku has revealed the results of its third annual VOD Evolution study, examining Canadian TV streaming behaviours and trends. According to the study, three quarters (76 per cent) of Canadians are TV streamers, and ad-supported TV is on the rise with over half (52 per cent) tuning in. The current macro-economic situation seems to have […]

January 20, 2023

New cast members join Alex Rider Season 3 on Amazon Freevee

Amazon Freevee has announced that the third season of Alex Rider is in production in the UK and Malta with the return of cast members Otto Farrant, Stephen Dillane, Vicky McClure, Brenock O’Connor, Ronkẹ Adékọluẹ́jọ́, and Marli Siu. It was also revealed that Sofia Helin (The Bridge, Atlantic Crossing), Shelley Conn (Bridgerton, Good Omens), Kevin […]

January 20, 2023

What can we expect from FAST TV in 2023?

Free Ad-supported Streaming TV (FAST) has captured the imagination of the entertainment industry in recent years, firmly establishing itself as a disrupter in the online streaming market. Not too long ago, viewers were doing anything they could to get away from ads. With a strong focus on subscription video, ads were seen as a vestige […]

January 11, 2023

ITV’s Lygo: ‘The future is X’

Kevin Lygo, Director of Television at UK commercial broadcaster ITV, has declared that its recently-launched AVoD service ITVX is part of the future of the way television will be consumed. Speaking to members of the UK’s Broadcasting Press Guild, Lygo said that for ITV, 2022 had been a “huge” year. “We’d deem it a big […]

December 21, 2022By Colin Mann

ITV on track for record streaming year

It is set to be a record year for streaming for UK commercial broadcaster ITV, as 2022 comes to a close with huge livestream audiences for I’m A Celebrity and the World Cup, as well as a strong launch for AVoD service ITVX. ITV’s biggest week ever for streaming was November 22nd– November 28th, which […]

December 21, 2022By Colin Mann

Research: Ad-supported TV shows strong engagement

The Q4 2022 wave of Hub Entertainment Research’s TV Advertising: Fact vs. Fiction study reveals strong engagement with ad-supported TV services among TV viewers. Key findings from this year’s study: 1) Most TV consumers would rather watch ads if it means saving money. 57 per cent say they’d rather watch ads and pay $4 (€3.78) […]

December 20, 2022

Drew Barrymore fronts Pluto TV campaign

Pluto TV, the free streaming television service, has premiered a new global brand campaign starring Drew Barrymore on her daily talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show. The new ‘Stream Now. Pay Never’ campaign features three unique commercial spots highlighting the streaming service’s no strings attached approach to accessing programming and entertainment. The video spots officially […]

December 16, 2022