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Report: Spotify paving way to profitable podcast ads

In February 2021, Spotify announced two more acquisitions in the podcasting business: Podsights, an advertising measurement tool, and Chartable, an analytics platform for podcast publishers. The streaming giant clearly stays on target by adding these podcast technology companies to the long list of its latest investments in podcasting, notes a report from Dataxis. In fact, […]

March 7, 2022

France: Streamers invested €245m into local content in 2021

Streaming platforms have significantly raised their investments into French content creation in 2021, pouring around €245 million against €86 million in 2020. The annual VoD observatory’s figures compiled by public funding body CNC notes the fact that Prime Video offered around 450 French titles and Netflix 370 last September. TV series represent 44 per cent […]

December 22, 2021From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

ODMedia opens Australia office

ODMedia has announced the opening of a new Australian office. Based in Sydney, the new office is headed by industry veteran Jason Behan, who joins from Summer Star Creative, which he founded, to provide development, management, and distribution services. Prior to Summer Star Creative, Behan was Vice President, Acquisitions for Universal Pictures Australia. “We are […]

November 15, 2021

Wood named BBC commissioner of Pop

Sally Wood will return to the BBC as the newly created position of Commissioning Editor, Pop Music TV. Under the leadership of Lorna Clarke, BBC Controller of Pop, Wood’s remit will solely focus on pop music commissions across TV, iPlayer and Digital, whilst collaborating with radio and BBC Sounds to deliver across the portfolio. She […]

September 28, 2021

ViacomCBS confirms leadership transition at Paramount

ViacomCBS has announced a leadership change at Paramount Pictures. Effective immediately, Jim Gianopulos, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, will transition oversight of Paramount to Brian Robbins, who, as rumoured, has been appointed President and CEO of the studio in addition to maintaining his current responsibilities leading Nickelodeon. Gianopulos will serve in an advisory role […]

September 14, 2021

Bitmax to distribute Eating Our Way to Extinction

Bitmax, the global media management and licensing company, will be releasing the documentary Eating Our Way to Extinction across digital platforms including iTunes & Google from September 30th. The acclaimed documentary, narrated by Academy Award winner Kate Winslet and featuring Sir Richard Branson, will premier in London on September 8th and will be available for […]

September 3, 2021

Arab Telemedia, ODMedia distribution agreement

The independent film and TV production and distribution company, Arab Telemedia and the Dutch content services and processing company, ODMedia, have signed an aggregation and distribution agreement offering audiences unlimited access to Arab Telemedia’s exclusive movie titles. With this agreement, viewers in 150 countries will be able to preview Arab Telemedia’s 75 never-before-seen movies on […]

July 6, 2021

ODMedia expands into MENA

Further expanding its global footprint, ODMedia has announced the opening of a new office to serve the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Based in Dubaï, the new office is headed up by Fatme Kayed. The MENA branch joins a growing roster of international offices for the Dutch content services and processing company, including […]

June 30, 2021

FindAnyFilm.com adds Disney+ titles

Online movie search aggregator service FindAnyFilm.com, in cooperation with Disney UK, is integrating Disney+ titles into the listings service, allowing FindAnyFilm users to search Disney content across all formats; from cinema screenings to physical disc, digital transactional and now SVoD. Insight from pro-copyright education body the Industry Trust for IP Awareness, who manage FindAnyFilm.com on […]

June 1, 2021By Colin Mann

Kinostar expands collaboration with OKAST

Video streaming platform solution OKAST  has been chosen by one of the largest independent German distributors, Kinostar, for an expanded slate of SVoD channels. With a line-up ranging from Hollywood films, Turkish-language blockbusters to European arthouse films, Kinostar releases more than 30 films in theaters in more than 12 European countries, including Germany, the UK, […]

February 26, 2021