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Italy adds 2.1m SVoD subs in 2020

SVoD services added 2.1 million subscribers in Italy during 2020, taking the total to 10.7 million in October, according to a study by EY in collaboration with Discovery and Fastweb. The study took into account OTT services Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, TIMVision, Infinity, NOW TV, Eurosport Player, Apple+ and DAZN. However, the overall number […]

January 4, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

STV Player adding 270 hours of content

STV Player has announced five new deals which will see over 120 hours of new content being added to the free UK-wide service in time for Christmas, and an additional 150 hours coming early in the new year. STV’s VoD offering – which is the exclusive home of the Channel 3 network schedule in Scotland […]

December 22, 2020

STV box sets on Sky Q throughout UK

STV and Sky have agreed a long-term deal to bring box sets from STV to more Sky Q customers across the UK. Since the two companies signed an agreement last year, Sky Q customers in Scotland have had access to content from STV. The partnership has now been extended, and Sky Q customers across the […]

December 18, 2020

Sky, Amazon partnership

Sky and Amazon have agreed a new long-term partnership that will see Prime Video launch on Sky and NOW TV devices across Europe from December 14th, while the NOW TV and Sky Ticket apps will also come to Fire TV devices. The partnership means customers in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy will now […]

December 14, 2020By Colin Mann

Euphoria Part 2 on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV from Jan 25th

Euphoria’s second special episode Part Two: Jules will debut on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV on the 25 January 2021. The special episode directed by Sam Levinson, titled “F*ck Anyone Who’s Not A Sea Blob,” follows Jules (played by Hunter Schafer) over the Christmas holiday as she reflects on the year. Schafer serves as co-executive […]

December 8, 2020

The Fresh Prince heads to NOW TV & iPlayer

Classic 90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is heading to Sky Comedy and NOW TV. With over 148 episodes across 6 seasons, the full series from Warner Bros Television will be available on demand from January 1st 2021. The series famously gave music and Hollywood icon Will Smith his first on-screen role. The show regularly […]

December 1, 2020By Nik Roseveare

NOW TV launches on Sony Android TV

Sky’s NOW TV app is now available on Sony BRAVIA Android TVs in the UK and Ireland. The NOW TV app gives users access to a range of new and original British comedies, Oscar, BAFTA, and Emmy award winning dramas, Sky originals and movies – all without a contract. Sony’s Android TV with the Google […]

September 30, 2020

Staggered Premier League KOs anger Asian broadcasters

The Premier League is facing rebate demands from its Asian broadcast partners whose viewership windows are being impacted by the staggering of kick-off times in the UK to ensure all games can be televised without clashes whilst fans remain unable to attend. Broadcasters in the biggest Asian markets are preparing to demand millions of pounds […]

September 24, 2020

Ofcom: Lockdown doubles SVoD screen time

A surge in screen time during lockdown saw UK adults spend 40 per cent of their waking day watching TV and online video services, broadcast regulator Ofcom has found in its annual study of the nation’s media habits. People spend

August 5, 2020

Study: UK SVoD growth slows after Disney+ surge

Findings from data, insights and consulting company Kantar’s Q2 2020 Entertainment On Demand service suggest that after a surge of 6 million SVoD sign-ups during the three months to April, which covered the early Covid-19 lockdown period and launch of Disney+, new subscriptions have fallen back to a more normal level, hitting 826K in Q2 […]

July 30, 2020