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Report: HBO Max #3 SVoD player in Spain

HBO Max has reached a 4.9 per cent penetration rate in Spain since launching in October, becoming the third most widely watched SVoD service in the country, according to Smartme Analytics cited by online publication Marketing Digital. HBO Max has tripled the number of subscribers that HBO España (the service it effectively replaces) had in […]

November 25, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

BARB to report SVoD data

The Broadcasters Audience Research Board (BARB), an organisation that compiles audience measurement and television ratings in the UK, has announced that it will soon introduce viewing figures for SVoD and video-sharing platforms into its daily reporting to the TV and advertising industry. In a statement, BARB said: “From November 29th, we will complete a once-in-a-generation […]

November 25, 2021

Ron’s Gone Wrong for Disney+, HBO Max

Ron’s Gone Wrong – the hit animated movie from 20th Century Studios and Locksmith Animation – will join the streaming libraries of both Disney+ and HBO Max on December 15th. The movie, which debuted in cinemas on October 15th, will also be available on Blu-ray and at all digital stores such as Apple TV, Prime […]

November 23, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Forecast: Sole SVoD subs increasingly rare in 2022

Kantar believes the video streaming subscription model is losing its power to drive long-term growth. The prediction is part of its latest Media Trends report. Kantar forecasts that the fight for audience numbers will drive a further diversification of business models in 2022, with a sole subscription offer becoming scarce. This will also be informed […]

November 17, 2021

McCartney attends The Beatles: Get Back premiere

Sir Paul McCartney was joined by friends and family, including Mary McCartney, Dhani Harrison, Zak, Lee and Jay Starkey at London’s Cineworld Leicester Square, for an exclusive 100 minute preview of Peter Jackson’s new docuseries The Beatles: Get Back.  Numerous music stars were in attendance to watch a special preview of the three-part docuseries, including Noel Gallagher, […]

November 17, 2021

Disney+ unveils slate of new content for Europe

The Walt Disney Company in EMEA has marked Disney+ Day by confirming more titles launching on the streaming plaform this year and next; and unveiling new EMEA Original commissions. As previously announced, subscribers can immediately stream 17 content premieres on Disney+, including the new original drama series Dopesick starring Michael Keaton, Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and […]

November 12, 2021By Nik Roseveare

IMAX Enhanced to launch on Disney+

Marvel fans will be able to stream some of their favourite titles in IMAX’s Expanded Aspect Ratio at home for the first time with IMAX Enhanced on Disney+, launching on November 12th as part of Disney’s company-wide Disney+ Day global celebration. The new collaboration was announced by The Walt Disney Company, IMAX Corporation and DTS, […]

November 8, 2021By Nik Roseveare

1 month Disney+ £1.99 for new & returning subs

Ahead of Disney+ Day on November 12th, The Walt Disney Company has announced company-wide promotions and additional content premiering to kick off the celebration. To thank fans for their support over the past two years, Disney+ subscribers can enjoy special benefits including additional time at Disney Parks around the world, shopDisney deals, access to fan-favourite […]

November 8, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Italy: FTA prime time TV viewing at 18 year low

An average of 23.1 million Italians watched free-to-air TV in the 20:30 to 22:30 time slot during October 2021, a drop of 2.5 million on the same month last year. This means that less than 40 per cent of the total population were watching free-to-air TV in prime time, the lowest figure in 18 years, […]

November 4, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Australia: 19.4m SVoD subs

Australians streamed 20 billion minutes of premium online video in January-September 2021, according to a report from Media Partners Asia (MPA) measuring the Australian streaming economy. SVoD platforms drove 70 per cent of premium video streaming, while BVoDs took 30 per cent. The report, titled Australia Online Video Consumer Insights & Analytics, leverages MPA’s proprietary […]

November 3, 2021