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Canal+ DTC for Netherlands

Canal+ is returning to the Netherlands with a new streaming service before the end of this year. Launching in partnership with VodafoneZiggo, it will offer a range of originals and international productions alongside exclusive titles from Viaplay, Fremantle, Dutch CORE, Lionsgate and Lumière. The new streamer will be available via the Apple App Store, Google […]

November 14, 2023

Research: 83% US homes have ‘Big 3’ SVoD

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that 83 per cent of all US households have a subscription video on-Demand (SVoD) service from Netflix, Prime Video and/or Hulu – compared to 83 per cent in 2022, 78 per cent in 2020, 69 per cent in 2018, and 52 per cent in 2015. Twelve additional streaming video […]

August 10, 2023

FlixSnip launches DTC app

FlixSnip has launched its direct-to-customer (DTC) platform. With no subscription cost, viewers can now explore and enjoy a variety of movies, series and documentaries on the move. “We are thrilled to launch our free DTC platform,” said CEO Sebastien Perioche. “At FlixSnip, we believe that everyone should have easy access to the best award-winning, international […]

June 6, 2023

WBD: Streaming bright spot among losses

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) has reported its Q1 financial results for the quarter ended March 31st 2023. Amid falling revenue and increased losses it has reported a $50 million (€45.3m) operating profit in streaming with nearly 97 million subscribers worldwide. David Zaslav, President and Chief Executive Officer of WBD, commented: “It is an important time […]

May 5, 2023

WBD: ‘There was a spending frenzy’

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels told Citi’s 2023 media conference “the [streaming] industry had gone overboard and went on a spending frenzy. There was a lot of thinking of, ‘Let’s do more, more, more,’ not necessarily, ‘Let’s do the exact right things, let’s do what works’.’” Wiedenfels said the company was focusing on […]

January 6, 2023

Discovery reports “exceptional year”

Discovery has reported financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31st 2021. David Zaslav, President and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery, said: “2021 was by all measures an exceptional year for our company, in which we achieved significant operational, financial, and strategic objectives. We grew our global DTC paying subscribers to 22 million, […]

February 24, 2022

Infront, StreamAMG launch Ski and Snowboard Live

Infront, the sports media company, has partnered with sports OTT specialists StreamAMG to launch Ski and Snowboard Live, a new direct-to-consumer (DTC) service for the US market. Audiences in the US can now access live streams from international events of the FIS Alpine, Snowboard, Freestyle Ski and Cross Country World Cup, all with English commentary. […]

November 22, 2021

Report: Global DTC brands embrace TV

As TV investments surpass pre-pandemic levels around the world, international data shows how both direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands and online giants are increasingly embracing TV to get their message across. The Global TV Group, the grouping of TV companies and sales houses’ trade bodies in Europe, the US, Canada, Australia and Latin America, has released a […]

October 29, 2021

Research: US SVoD subs remain steady

Findings from Leichtman Research Group’s study, Emerging Video Services 2021, indicate that 78 per cent of all US households have a subscription video on-Demand (SVoD) service from Netflix, Amazon Prime, and/or Hulu – compared to 78 per cent in 2020, 74 per cent in 2019, and 59 per cent in 2016. Among those that have […]

September 2, 2021

MediaKind launches Engage solution

MediaKind announced the launch of MediaKind Engage, a new end-to-end direct-to-consumer (DTC) solution for video contribution, production, streaming, and audience engagement. The solution enables sports entities, broadcasters, and content owners to make a seamless transition to operating workflows in the cloud while also expanding the reach, scale and reliability of their video streaming content to […]

June 30, 2021