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NFL signs long-term media deals

The National Football League (NFL) has signed long-term agreements with media partners Amazon, CBS, ESPN/ABC, FOX, and NBC for the distribution of games over television and digital platforms, as well as additional media rights. With these agreements, the NFL has expanded its digital footprint to reach a broader audience while maintaining its commitment to keep […]

March 19, 2021

SpongeBob, Star Trek most watched on Paramount+

The Paramount+ streaming service launched in Latin America on March 4th, and data from JustWatch, the international streaming guide, has revealed the top content after its first week in service. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, which was released last year, was the most watched movie on the platform, whilst most of the rest […]

March 12, 2021

Spherex unveils new technology solution

Global data and technology company Spherex has unveiled their new technology solution that enables media and entertainment companies to seamlessly and easily adapt their content to be compliant, relevant, rated, and culturally appropriate for any global market. With more than 1 billion OTT subscriptions worldwide currently (source: Omedia) and OTT revenues to exceed $2 billion […]

March 12, 2021

Analyst: ‘SVoD landscape increasingly fragmented’

Analyst firm Futuresource Consulting’s latest Living with Digital survey, in field in December 2020, has once again highlighted the continued upwards trajectory of digital video uptake in H2 2020, after an already impressive and partly pandemic-fuelled first half. The survey reported greater uptake across all types of video services covered. Transactional digital video continued its […]

March 11, 2021By Colin Mann

Analyst: LatAm at 116m SVoD subs by 2026

Latin America will have 116 million SVoD subscriptions by 2026, up from the 53 million recorded at end-2020, according to the Latin America OTT TV and Video Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Brazil will contribute 44 million to the 2026 total, followed by Mexico with 29 million. “There will be a wave […]

March 8, 2021

Paramount+ launches in LatAm

ViacomCBS has launched the new Paramount+ streaming service in Latin America with more than 5,000 hours of content. Paramount+ will be the Latin American home of SHOWTIME, Paramount+ Original Series premieres, CBS Television Studios, and select movies from Paramount Pictures. The service will also feature a variety of content and local productions from iconic ViacomCBS’ […]

March 4, 2021

Report: Nordic fiction highly valued by SVoDs

Nordic fiction has a strong reputation on global streaming services. Titles like Home for Christmas and The Rain on Netflix, and Björnstad and Beforeigners on HBO Nordic have been well received by both critics and audiences alike, reports Mediavision. However, local services such as Viaplay, C More and public services have a considerably larger supply […]

March 4, 2021

Paramount+ reveals pricing & content

ViacomCBS has updated investors on its differentiated streaming strategy, which leverages the company’s product offerings across free, premium and pay segments with Pluto TV and SHOWTIME OTT to create a linked ecosystem with the launch of Paramount+ in the US and 18 LatAm countries on March 4th. Paramount+ will feature a combination of live sports, […]

February 25, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Analyst: MENA to add 18m SVoD subs

The 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa region will have 32.65 million SVoD subscriptions by 2026, up from the 14.16 million recorded at end-2020, according to the Middle East and North Africa OTT TV and Video Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Turkey will remain the market leader by a […]

February 9, 2021

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