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Forecast: LatAm OTT revenues at $14bn by 2027

OTT TV episode and movie revenues for 19 Latin American countries will double to $14 billion (€12.9bn) in 2027, according to the Latin America OTT TV and Video Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. This growth comes despite the poor economic situations in most countries. SVoD will contribute $9.7 billion by 2027. From […]

March 7, 2022

Forecast: Netflix to remain SVoD leader in LatAm

In 2021, the dynamics of the SVoD OTT market in Latin America were altered by the entrance of some of the world’s largest content producers, namely Disney (with Disney+) and Warner Media (with HBO Max), notes Dataxis. As a result of this increased competition, the subscription growth reached an all-time record, with a 47.2 per […]

February 16, 2022

Disney reorganises to boost DTC

To support the ongoing expansion of The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer business around the world and fuel the expanding pipeline of local and regional content for its streaming services, the Company is creating a new hub for international content creation under the direction of Rebecca Campbell as Chairman, International Content and Operations. In addition, the […]

January 20, 2022

Disney’s FX becomes multiplatform brand

As FX increases its programming output, Disney announces that the brand is evolving to reflect the global role it now plays entertaining audiences across Disney’s direct-to-consumer and linear services, including Hulu and the FX and FXX linear channels in the US, Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ in all other territories. Aligning with the Company’s […]

December 7, 2021

Disney+ subs growth slows in Q4

The Walt Disney Company has reported earnings for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended October 2nd 2021. Full company revenue was as $18.53 billion (€16.17bn), whilst Disney+, its SVoD platform that has been a beacon throughout the pandemic, saw customer growth slow, but still added 2.1 million subscribers to reach a global total of […]

November 11, 2021

Report: Prime Video leads Japan SVoD market

Premium video streaming in Japan reached 85 billion minutes during January – August 2021, or 13 per cent of total time spent on video according to the first of a series of quarterly reports from Media Partners Asia (MPA) measuring the Japanese streaming economy. The report, titled Japan Online Video Consumer Insights & Analytics, leverages […]

October 4, 2021

Disney+ on Panasonic TVs

Panasonic has confirmed that Disney+ is now available on 4K Panasonic TVs released from 2017 onwards which feature the My Home Screen operating system. On compatible TVs the Disney+ app icon will become visible in the Application view. Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and […]

September 20, 2021

Japan: Disney+ adding Star brand in October

The Disney+ service in Japan will expand its general entertainment content with the introduction of the Star brand on October 27th. With the addition of Star to the current line-up of content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic, Disney+ Japan will feature over 16,000 titles. The Star brand features thousands of hours […]

September 2, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Disney’s Star+ launches in LatAm

Star+, The Walt Disney Company’s new general entertainment and sports streaming service for adults, has launched in Latin America. The service includes fiction and non-fiction productions fully created in Latin America, a broad offering of live sports from ESPN, new international original productions, the full collection of animated comedies from 20th Television, exclusive movie premieres, […]

September 1, 2021

Fremantle promotes Us

Fremantle International has announced the promotion of Amac Us to SVP Distribution and Sales, Middle East, Africa and South Eastern Europe. Since joining Fremantle in 2015, Us has continued to be integral to the company’s finished tape business. Based in Dubai, UAE, the promotion will see the executive now expand his remit to both scripted […]

August 23, 2021