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Data: Gaming time increases across Europe

Samsung Ads, the media and advertising division of Samsung, has revealed the latest insights around gaming across its ecosystem in its Behind the Screens: Gaming Trends Report. The growth of the Samsung gaming universe correlates with strong smart TV sales, coupled with the enhanced gaming experience on Samsung TVs and continuous adoption of next-generation game […]

July 11, 2022

W4Free and Watch4 rebrand as wedotv

Video Solutions, the media company that owns and operates AVoD channels Watch4 and W4Free, has rebranded the services under one name: wedotv. The rebrand comes as the company reports record highs of engagement for its platforms, and embarks on plans for expansion. “Four years ago, we launched Watch4 with the expectation that AVoD would see […]

April 28, 2022

Data: Strong streaming growth in Europe

Streaming adoption throughout Europe continues to grow at a rapid pace, according to the Q4 2021 State of Streaming: Europe report from streaming media continuous measurement platform Conviva. While Europe as a whole experienced a 20 per cent increase in streaming viewership, Southern and Western Europe saw roughly double that growth with 44 per cent […]

March 17, 2022

American Idol on Samsung TV Plus UK

Fremantle has announced that it will partner with Samsung to bring American Idol to audiences in the UK. From March 2022, viewers will be able to watch the new season of American Idol exclusively on demand, on the free-to-watch platform, Samsung TV Plus. Music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel […]

February 24, 2022

ElectricNOW’s FAST channel on Samsung TV Plus

Electric Entertainment, the LA-based production, distribution and post-production company, has partnered with Samsung to deliver ElectricNOW’s FAST channel on all US Samsung Smart TV’s and select mobile devices. Dean Devlin, CEO of Electric Entertainment, commented: “Our live linear channel will now be reaching the enormous Samsung TV Plus audience. This is extremely exciting for us […]

February 16, 2022

FilmRise acquires rights to Kim’s Convenience

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, and Thunderbird Entertainment, the Canadian-based production company, have entered into an agreement granting FilmRise multi-territory FAST ad-supported digital linear rights to the Canadian comedy series “Kim’s Convenience.” Specifically, the deal gives FilmRise exclusive FAST rights to all five seasons of the series, which it […]

January 20, 2022

Documentary+ on Samsung TV Plus in US

Documentary+, the streaming platform for non-fiction film and television, is now available as a 24/7 linear FAST channel on Samsung TVs in the US. Samsung TV Plus audiences can find Documentary+’s curated collection of content via the Samsung TV Plus app in the Smart Hub, with no subscriptions, logins or fees. “FAST channels are the […]

November 3, 2021

Data: SVoDs maintain 2020 pandemic gains

The streaming explosion, which hit its apex during the Covid-induced lockdowns in Q2 2020, is here to stay according to new data from streaming media intelligence cloud Conviva. Conviva’s Q2 2021 State of Streaming report revealed streaming viewing time worldwide grew 13 per cent in Q2 2021, as compared to Q2 2020. Despite a 7 […]

August 12, 2021