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FilmRise premiere BriannaPlayz on The Roku Channel

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, announced at VidCon U.S. 2022, that it is premiering an original streaming series, BriannaPlayz, exclusively on The Roku Channel in the US and UK. The launch marks the first time that the series will be available off of a digital platform, and on a […]

June 27, 2022

Research: SVoD users becoming more price-sensitive

According to research firm The NPD Group, from October 2021 to April 2022, cost went from the #4 reason for cancelling SVoD services to #2. Furthermore, based on the latest TV Switching Study, consumers are also increasingly signing up for services based on promotional or discounted offers. “In the last several months consumers have had […]

June 24, 2022

Pluto TV adds Sony channels in UK, Europe

Pluto TV, the free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) service, has launched four new channels in collaboration with Sony Pictures Television (SPT). The multi-territory agreement brings SPT content to Pluto TV across Europe and the UK. The new channels operate on Pluto TV across Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the UK, with channels catered to […]

June 16, 2022

Research: US AVoD adoption faster than SVoD

Findings from media evaluation specialist Comscore’s 2022 State of Streaming suggest that AVoD services are seeing adoption at a faster rate than SVoD, with a 29 per cent increase in US households streaming AVoDs in 2022 compared to 2020 vs a 21 per cent increase during the same period for SVoDs. “While both ad-supported and […]

June 15, 2022

Shahid deploys ThinkAnalytics

Personalised recommendations and hyper-targeted advertising platform ThinkAnalytics has confirmed that MBC GROUP streaming service Shahid is deploying the Think360 personalised content discovery and viewer engagement platform. Shahid will go live with Think360 in the summer of 2022, with support for Arabic, English, and French languages. It will support Shahid’s customer acquisition and content monetisation goals […]

June 14, 2022

FilmRise acquires World’s Most Evil Killers rights

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, has acquired all rights to the recently wrapped sixth and upcoming seventh seasons of Woodcut Media’s long-running true crime docuseries World’s Most Evil Killers, represented by Keshet International for world sales. The deal gives FilmRise exclusive digital SVoD, AVoD and FAST rights domestically to […]

June 13, 2022

Canada: FilmRise content on Bell Media

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, and Bell Media, the Canadian media company, have announced a partnership deal for a range of FilmRise content across multiple genres available to Canadians on Bell Media’s CTV Throwback and CTV Movies digital channels on and the CTV app. The announcement was jointly […]

June 9, 2022

SoFAST completes first funding round

SoFAST has announced that is has successfully completed its first round of funding.In a press statement, the company said: “As an aggregator of FAST (Free Ad-supported Streaming Television) channels, this fundraising will allow us to grow our business development and technical support activities, around the world, allowing us to get closer to our customers, provide […]

June 8, 2022

FAST Channels TV partners with MetaX

MetaX Software, a global leader in advertising operation and OTT commercialisation on CTV (Connected TV), has added 180 new channels to its linear TV catalogue, providing viewers access to a huge selection of free ad-supported television (FAST) titles from FAST Channels TV. The new line-up offers premium entertainment channels, family-friendly content, as well as sports […]

June 7, 2022 sees viewership rise 170%, an omnichannel content distribution and monetisation platform that allows video content owners to create their own branded OTT applications & FAST channels across multiple smart TV and streaming platforms, has seen a year over year rise of 170 per cent in viewership with an increase of 230 per cent in average time spent on […]

June 6, 2022