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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

SkyShowtime appoints former HBO, Disney execs

SkyShowtime CEO Monty Sarhan has announced that former HBO Max executive Roberto Soto has been appointed as Chief Strategy Officer and John Heinemann, formerly with The Walt Disney Company, has been named General Counsel of SkyShowtime. They both will join the company later this year. Soto served as Senior Vice President and Head of Growth […]

July 27, 2022

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