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Vevo reveals events that boosted music video views in 2023

Vevo, the music video network, has released its roundup of the top pop culture moments that drove music video viewership in 2023. “Vevo is at the centre of major pop culture moments, from what’s going viral on social media to awards shows on TV. Additionally, our vast global distribution means we are everywhere and audiences […]

November 30, 2023

Max $2.99 Black Friday offer

SVoD service Max has rolled out a Black Friday deal for new and returning subscribers in the US. The Max With Ads plan is now available for $2.99 per month for the first six months, down from $9.99 per month. The offer will be available for a limited time through to November 27th. Max subscribers […]

November 21, 2023

WBD Q3: Revenues slightly up despite DTC sub losses

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) has reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30th 2023. David Zaslav, President and Chief Executive Officer of WBD, commented: “I am very pleased with the strong financial results that our company delivered in Q3, underscored by 22 per cent growth in Adjusted EBITDA and over $2 billion (€1.87bn) in […]

November 8, 2023

Research: Sweden media spend hits record levels

Household media spend in Sweden durng Q3 increased by six per cent compared to the same period last year, hitting record levels, according to Mediavision in its Q3 analysis of the Swedish media economy. Growth was primarily driven by an increase in individual purchases, especially cinema tickets. The number of households buying cinema tickets increased […]

October 24, 2023

Netflix, Shondaland acquire Black Barbie doc

Netflix and Shondaland have announced the acquisition of Black Barbie: A Documentary. The film is directed by Lagueria Davis and executive produced by Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers as part of their overall deal with Netflix. Black Barbie celebrates the momentous impact three Black women at Mattel had on the evolution of the Barbie brand […]

October 11, 2023

Barbie in Redbox kiosks from Oct 17

Redbox, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, has announced that Barbie – the number one movie of 2023 – will be available to rent on Blu-ray Disc and DVD at Redbox kiosks across the US from October 17th. Through the Redbox app, consumers can easily locate their nearest Redbox kiosk and reserve their […]

October 4, 2023

Barbie on Starzplay

Starzplay, the MENA SVoD service, is bringing the summer blockbuster which crossed the billion-dollar mark- Barbie to its platform, straight from the theatres. Fans can tune into Starzplay and watch Greta Gerwig’s movie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling and get ready to immerse in the perfect-pink world of the Barbie Land. Barbie, which offers […]

October 3, 2023

Redbox boosts kiosk titles

Redbox, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, has announced it will increase the number of catalogue and niche titles in its kiosks across the US to serve former Netflix DVD customers. As Netflix closes its DVD operations this week, Redbox has been working to provide content that the former audience will enjoy […]

September 26, 2023

Mattel, ad partnership, the kids and family creator content and IP company, and Mattel, the toy company, have launched a partnership granting the exclusive rights to sell advertising inventory across over 90 of Mattel’s popular YouTube brand channels, including Barbie, Hot Wheels and American Girl. In monetising Mattel’s YouTube inventory and brands, delivers a combination […]

September 7, 2023

And, so, it is written

Barbie and Oppenheimer – Barbenheimer – (not a portmanteau any of their creators were expecting), have had big opening weekends. Indeed, Barbie is in the all-time top ten and is #1 in the ‘by a female director’ league. Both are ‘original’ dramas in the sense that matters most. They are not original stories – Barbie […]

August 28, 2023