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SkyShowtime adds to leadership team

SkyShowtime CEO Monty Sarhan has announced three key senior appointments to the company’s executive leadership team. The announcement comes as the new streaming service prepares to launch in more than 20 European markets before the end of the year. Sarhan commented: “A company’s greatest resource is its people and one of my top priorities has been […]

June 13, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Forecast: E Europe to add 20m SVoD subs by 2027

With rollouts from Disney+, SkyShowtime and HBO Max, 2022 should prove to be a significant year for Eastern European SVoD, according to the Eastern Europe OTT TV & Video Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. The report forecasts that the region will have 43 million SVoD subscriptions by 2027; up from 23 million […]

April 25, 2022

SkyShowtime names leadership team

SkyShowtime CEO Monty Sarhan has announced a number of senior appointments to his leadership team; ahead of the streaming service’s launch which is planned to begin later this year in more than 20 European markets. Sarhan commented: “In building a team, my goal has been to bring together leaders who share my vision of creating […]

March 10, 2022

Forecast: Disney+ will overtake Netflix in 2028

Global SVoD subscriptions will increase by 550 million between 2021 and 2027 to reach 1.75 billion, according to the SVOD Forecasts Update report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. China and the US will together account for 48 per cent of the world’s total by 2027. “China and the US had a similar number of […]

February 22, 2022

SkyShowtime: Full regulatory approval

Comcast Corporation and ViacomCBS have confirmed that SkyShowtime, their new streaming joint venture, has received full regulatory approval and plans to launch in more than 20 European markets encompassing 90 million homes starting later this year. “We are pleased that SkyShowtime has received all regulatory approvals and are excited to bring this new, unique and […]

February 3, 2022

Gupta named SVP streaming strategy for ViacomCBS

Sean Gupta has been appointed SVP of streaming strategy for ViacomCBS. He will report to Jeff Shultz, chief technique officer and chief business growth officer for the streaming division of ViacomCBS. Gupta was previosuly SVP of technique and business operations for BET Networks. He co-led the manager crew that conceived and launched the two-year-old BET+ […]

October 1, 2021

Comcast, ViacomCBS unveil SkyShowtime SVoD

Comcast Corporation and ViacomCBS have announced a partnership to launch a new SVoD service, branded SkyShowtime, in more than 20 European territories. At launch, SkyShowtime will offer 10,000+  hours of entertainment, movies and original series from the NBCUniversal, Sky and ViacomCBS portfolio of brands, including titles from Showtime, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Paramount+ Originals, Sky Studios, […]

August 18, 2021By Nik Roseveare