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SkyShowtime reveals line-up ahead of CEE launches

SkyShowtime‘s next set of launches will see the streaming service’s biggest expansion to date, incorporating eight new markets across Central and Eastern Europe. On February 14th, SkyShowtime will bring its offering to customers across Albania, Czechia, Hungary, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. This multi-territory roll-out will bring the number of live markets for […]

January 31, 2023

SkyShowtime picks up WBD cancels

SkyShowtime has acquired exclusive European rights for 21 local series from Warner Bros Discovery, including some of HBO Max’s most popular shows from the region. In total, the deal provides SkyShowtime 168 episodes – over 150 hours – of new and previously aired original programming. Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal includes three new […]

January 10, 2023

SkyShowtime reveals CEE launch slate

Streaming service SkyShowtime will launch on December 14th in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia, bringing its offering of exclusive and iconic entertainment to Central & Eastern European homes for the first time.  The launches follow SkyShowtime’s arrival into Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, in September, and the Netherlands and Portugal in […]

December 5, 2022

SkyShowtime sets CEE launch date

SkyShowtime, the streaming joint venture formed by Sky owner Comcast and Showtime owner Paramount Global, will roll out in a number of Central and Eastern European (CEE) markets on December 14th. SkyShowtime CEO Monty Sarhan confirmed the launch date whilst on stage the service’s launch event in Amsterdam on November 3rd. SkyShowtime will launch in […]

November 4, 2022

SkyShowtime preps Netherlands, Portugal launches

SVoD service SkyShowtime will launch in both the Netherlands and Portugal on October 25th, bringing its premium offering of exclusive and iconic entertainment to Dutch and Portuguese homes for the first time. The launches follow SkyShowtime’s official launch across the Nordics. Customers will have access to exclusive television premieres of first-run theatrical films, new and […]

October 18, 2022

SkyShowtime begins European rollout

Streaming service SkyShowtime has gone live in Europe, launching in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden for the first time. The service has also announced upcoming launches in the Netherlands and Portugal, which will both go live on October 25th. SkyShowtime CEO, Monty Sarhan, said: “Our time has come. It’s finally time for SkyShowtime. We are […]

September 20, 2022

Forecast: W Europe to add 73m SVoD subs

Western Europe will have 238 million SVoD subscriptions by 2027, up from 165 million by end-2021, according to the Western Europe SVOD Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Six US-based platforms will account for 81 per cent of all SVoD subscriptions by 2027. Netflix will have 62 million subscribers by 2027 – 3 […]

September 12, 2022

SkyShowtime taps Paramount’s Urgell

SkyShowtime has named David Urgell VP of distribution & partnerships. Urgell arrives from SVP of strategy, operations & business development at Paramount’s international streaming division, a role he had held since 2020 and meant he worked across Pluto TV and Paramount+, as well as SkyShowtime. Before that, Urgell had been SVP of business development & […]

September 6, 2022

SkyShowtime reveals launch date, content line-up

SVoD service SkyShowtime will officially launch on September 20th, bringing its premium offering of exclusive entertainment to millions of homes across Europe. A joint venture of Comcast — parent company of NBCUniversal and Sky —  and Paramount Global, SkyShowtime will initially launch in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden before expanding into the Netherlands later in […]

September 5, 2022By Colin Mann

Forecast: E European SVoD revenues at $2.9bn by 2027

Eastern European SVoD revenues will reach $2.95 billion (€2.94bn) by 2027 – up from $1.60 billion in 2021, according to the Eastern Europe SVOD Forecasts report from analysis firm Digital TV Research. Poland will be the only country to generate more than $1 billion by 2027. “Excluding Russia and Ukraine – no mean feat considering […]

September 5, 2022