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FilmBox adds Paramount, Prorom titles in CEE

SPI International, a Canal+ company, and the operator of the movie services brand FilmBox, has announced a new lineup of titles from Paramount and Prorom set to grace the screens in selected Central and Eastern European countries such as Poland, Romania, Czechia and Slovakia, Hungary and Adria region.  New titles will swiftly be integrated into […]

November 8, 2023

Omdia: E Europe FAST revenues at $42m by 2028

The Central and Eastern European (CEE) market is on track to reach $42 million (€39.3m) in free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) revenues by 2028 according to new research from Omdia. CEE joins a buoyant market currently dominated by the US, with rapid expansion from the UK, Canada, and Australia expected over the next four years. […]

June 5, 2023By Colin Mann

SkyShowtime reveals line-up ahead of CEE launches

SkyShowtime‘s next set of launches will see the streaming service’s biggest expansion to date, incorporating eight new markets across Central and Eastern Europe. On February 14th, SkyShowtime will bring its offering to customers across Albania, Czechia, Hungary, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. This multi-territory roll-out will bring the number of live markets for […]

January 31, 2023

Omdia: CEE video service revs to reach $12.1bn in 2027

Pay-TV revenues and subscriber numbers will continue to exceed those for online services in CEE over the next five years, according to research firm Omdia. The findings were shared in a presentation at NEM Zagreb by Omdia’s senior research director for media & entertainment, Maria Rua Aguete, who revealed that pay-TV revenue is predicted to […]

December 9, 2022By Colin Mann

SkyShowtime reveals CEE launch slate

Streaming service SkyShowtime will launch on December 14th in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia, bringing its offering of exclusive and iconic entertainment to Central & Eastern European homes for the first time.  The launches follow SkyShowtime’s arrival into Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, in September, and the Netherlands and Portugal in […]

December 5, 2022

Forecast: Central Europe to gain 5m SVoD subs in 2022

This year is marking a significant milestone for the OTT ecosystem in Central Europe. An estimated 5 million new paid subscriptions on VoD services will be activated during 2022, forecasts Dataxis. This uptake is largely attributed to the launch of two major services in the region this summer: HBO Max, which replaces HBO Go, and […]

November 2, 2022

hayu launching across CEE

All-reality SVoD service, hayu, from NBCUniversal International – will launch in multiple Central and Eastern European countries in Q4. This builds on the ongoing success of the service in other European markets and will bring the number of territories for the streaming service to over 40. Launching direct-to-consumer (DTC) on a full array of devices […]

September 28, 2022

WBD names CEE MENAT leadership team

Following his appointment as General Manager Warner Bros Discovery CEE, Baltics, Middle East, Mediterranean and Turkey (CEE MENAT) in June, Jamie Cooke has announced his leadership team that will drive the future of the business in the regions. Cooke commented: “I have spent the last few weeks getting to know the key leaders across the […]

August 19, 2022

Redge Media awarded in TVP tender

TVP, Polish national broadcaster, has chosen Redge Media as Service Delivery Platform. The leading SDP in the CEE region will power the leading video streaming service in Poland. The new platform will integrate all streaming services within a single environment. The comprehensive SDP consists of DAM (Digital Asset Manager), CMS (Content Management System) and integrated […]

April 5, 2022

Report: Streaming war intensifies in CEE

2022 is set to be a decisive year for streaming platforms’ market expansion across Europe, with an especially busy launch calendar in Central and Eastern European markets, reports Dataxis. On March 8th, HBO rolled out its new streaming service HBO Max across Central Europe, where the broadcaster was already well implanted since the launch of […]

March 31, 2022