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Canal+ ups Viu stake

Canal+ Group has increased its stake in Viu, the Asian OTT platform, to 30 per cent, in accordance with the terms of the transaction announced on June 21st 2023. For the French media group, owned by Vivendi, this increase marks a further step in its plan to make Asia its next growth driver, through its […]

February 26, 2024

Viaplay reiterates 2024 guidance following reset

Viaplay, the troubled Sweden-based streaming company, posted a 3 per cent increase in Q4 organic sales despite a slight decline in the Nordic region, its key market. Following a mass restructuring, sales stood at SEK4.3 billion (€0.39bn) in the quarter, compared with SEK4.67 billion in the same quarter last year, and the operating loss was […]

February 22, 2024

Mangomolo expands team by 13%

Mangomolo, a full-service OTT video platform provider, has announced a significant expansion of its team in response to increased demand for its services across key markets around the world. The company has bolstered its workforce by 13 per cent, strategically adding developers and dedicated customer support executives to its ranks. As the demand for OTT […]

February 21, 2024

Trade4Sports partnership with Eintracht Frankfurt

Trade4Sports and the European top football club Eintracht Frankfurt have agreed on a multi-year partnership to further enhance advertising processes through digitisation and automation. With the agreement spanning over the next 5.5 years, Trade4Sports is set to be one of the driving forces behind the digital solutions of the club. Qvest holds a stake in […]

February 7, 2024

Forecast: MENA pay-TV to lose $1.6bn

MENA’s pay-TV revenues will fall by $1.6 billion (€1.46bn) between peak year 2016 and 2029, mainly as a result of the OTT push and widespread piracy, according to the Middle East and North Africa Pay-TV Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Pay-TV revenues for 20 MENA countries will drop by 43 per cent […]

January 22, 2024

OTT AGalega launches in Spain

Regional TV channel TVG, which broadcasts in the north of Spain, has launched OTT service AGalega with over 1,400 titles in Galician. Fiction, films, TV series and children programmes are the main features of the platform. The service also includes AGalega Audio offering content from Radio Galega such as live programmes, podcasts and exclusive content. […]

January 18, 2024

Spain: Atresplayer surpasses 600,000 subs

Atresmedia-owned streaming service Atresplayer has increased its subscriber numbers by 30 per cent in the last 12 months, rising from 421,000 in November 2022 to 600,000. The platform claims to be the leading local OTT service in Spain, with an offer based on a premium service including TV series, documentaries, news and entertainment programmes. Atresplayer […]

December 21, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Research: Top 6 US AVoDs collect $1bn+ in advertising

MediaRadar, advertising intelligence and sales enablement platform, analysed US ad spend from the top six OTT ad-supported streaming services:  Discovery+, Hulu, Max, Paramount+, Peacock and Pluto TV. Data was from January 1st 2022 through October 31st 2023. Key findings include: Top Six Streaming Platforms Collect Over $1 Billion in Advertising From January through October 2023, […]

December 14, 2023

Forecast: Spend over OTT messaging apps near $50bn by 2028

A study from Juniper Research, the specialist in telecommunications markets, predicts OTT messaging apps will remain the dominant channel for conversational commerce. This is despite a fall in global market share of conversational commerce spend from 53 per cent in 2024, to 45 per cent in 2028. Much of this spend will be driven by […]

December 12, 2023

TNA+ streaming service goes live in January

TNA Wrestling (formerly IMPACT Wrestling) – a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment and a division of Anthem Sports Group – has partnered with Endeavor Streaming to launch its global, on-demand streaming service, TNA+. The service will go live on January 5th 2024. As part of a multi-year deal, Endeavor Streaming will power the new […]

December 8, 2023By Nik Roseveare