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Research: 51% Spaniards share SVoD services

Over half (50.9 per cent) of Spaniards share their SVoD subscription with others, and 12.6 per cent admit to watching OTT content without paying, according to a VoD Analytics report from SigmaDos30. The report reveals that 49.1 per cent claims to be the only subscriber and user of their SVoD service, with the rest sharing […]

February 18, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Olivia Rodrigo film on Disney+ in March

Multiple Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter has Olivia Rodrigo that her new upcoming original film, “Olivia Rodrigo: driving home 2 u (a SOUR film),” will debut exclusively on Disney+ on March 25th. For the first time, Rodrigo takes audiences on a familiar road trip from Salt Lake City, where she began writing her triple-platinum Geffen Records debut album […]

February 18, 2022

Data: Over 19m UK homes have SVoD

BARB, the UK’s television audience measurement currency, has released data from its Establishment Survey for Q4 2021. BARB says the Establishment Survey enables it to understand the characteristics of UK households, part of ensuring that its daily reporting of television audiences is representative of the whole population. One of the most-discussed metrics that the Establishment […]

February 17, 2022

Forecast: Netflix to remain SVoD leader in LatAm

In 2021, the dynamics of the SVoD OTT market in Latin America were altered by the entrance of some of the world’s largest content producers, namely Disney (with Disney+) and Warner Media (with HBO Max), notes Dataxis. As a result of this increased competition, the subscription growth reached an all-time record, with a 47.2 per […]

February 16, 2022

Clark named Director of Production ITV Studios

ITV Studios has announced that Julie Clark has been appointed to the role of Director of Production for its UK drama labels. Joining from Studio Lambert where she has been Head of Production for Drama since 2018, Clark will work specifically across ITV Studios’ drama labels which include Happy Prince, Jeff Pope’s Factual Drama, Patrick […]

February 16, 2022

Fresh streams exclusively on Disney+ UK on March 4

Searchlight Picture’s Sundance hit Fresh will be launching exclusively across the UK and Ireland on Disney+ under the Star banner on March 4th. The Legendary Entertainment film is directed by Mimi Cave and stars Daisy Edgar-Jones (“Normal People”) and Sebastian Stan (Captain America franchise, I, Tonya). Penned by Lauryn Kahn, the evocative thriller was produced […]

February 15, 2022

Disney+ commences principal photography on Culprits 

Disney+ has confirmed principal photography has commenced on Character 7’s upcoming UK original series Culprits – a dark and funny heist series from acclaimed executive producer Stephen Garrett (The Undoing; The Night Manager) and film-maker J Blakeson (I Care A Lot, The Disappearance of Alice Creed).  Culprits (8×55’) follows what happens after a heist, when the crew have gone their […]

February 15, 2022

West Side Story streams on Disney+ on March 2

Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story will debut on Disney+ in the UK, the US and most international countries on March 2nd. The beloved musical will launch in Taiwan on March 9th and Japan on March 30th. In addition, the ABC one-hour special Something’s Coming: West Side Story – A Special Edition of 20/20 is available […]

February 14, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Research: 55% US broadband homes own smart TV

Parks Associates reports that 55 per cent of US broadband households own a smart TV, pushing this device to be the default platform for streaming content. “Rapid changes in the market over the past two years, combined with continually shifting customer preferences, have forced service and device suppliers to adjust and adapt on an almost […]

February 11, 2022

Disney+ adds another 11.8m subs

Disney+ has continued to defy expectations with the SVoD service adding 11.8 million subscribers in the last quarter of 2021, taking the total to 129.8 million globally. Disney CEO Bob Chapek predicted the service will have 230 million to 260 million subscribers by 2024. Overall, the company’s revenues increased by 34 per cent year-on-year to […]

February 10, 2022By Nik Roseveare