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Whip Media promotes Hastings

Whip Media, the enterprise software platform provider for global content licensing, has announced that Paul Hastings has been promoted to SVP of Global Sales, effective immediately. In this newly created role, he will lead the company’s global sales strategy and oversee the global sales team. He is based in London. Most recently, Hastings served as […]

January 26, 2021

Forecast: Peacock to pass 52m subs in 2024

According to a report from Macquarie, the financial services company, Peacock will surpass 52 million subscribers in 2024 with revenues of $1.96 billion (€1.62bn). The US streaming platform, owned by NBCUniversal, is forecast to hit $604 million in revenue this year – up from $296 million in 2020. The majority of revenue growth is expected to […]

January 15, 2021

NBCU names Rovner head of entertainment

NBCUniversal has named Susan Rovner as chairman of entertainment content for television and streaming. Rovner joins NBCU as part of a reorganisation that brings the company’s television, cable and streaming operations together under Mark Lazarus, chairman for television and streaming. Rovner will work closely with Frances Berwick, who became chairman of entertainment networks at NBCU. […]

October 6, 2020

Research: Studio ‘sales to own services’ now 30%

The share of content licensed to services owned by Studios across European markets has increased from 18 per cent in 2018 to 30 per cent in the last year, according to data from international content consultancy 3Vision. Media consolidation has helped to fuel direct-to-consumer (D2C) growth over the past few years with multiple services launched […]

September 16, 2020

Sky Studios: “We don’t need exclusive talent”

Senior executives at Sky Studios, the production arm of the Comcast-owned broadcaster, have refuted suggestions that Sky is at a disadvantage compared with recent SVoD and D2C market entrants such as Apple and Disney in attracting exclusive on-and off-screen talent, and instead can benefit from its status as a platform and content provider to work […]

July 23, 2020By Colin Mann

Whip Media partners with BB for real-time streaming

Whip Media Group, a company offering data-driven content value management platform powering global entertainment organisations, has announced a strategic global partnership with BB, a media intelligence and content distribution researcher. As part of the exclusive partnership, the companies will provide a real-time streaming availability for more than 4+ million television episodes and movies across 60 […]

July 8, 2020

Peacock on Google platforms; 3 month free

Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, will be available on Google platforms and devices including Android, Android TV devices, Chromecast and Chromecast built-in devices on July 15th. At that time, Peacock will offer a free tier featuring more than 7,500 hours of movies, shows, and timely live and on-demand programming across news, sports, reality and late […]

June 24, 2020