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Cinedigm signs deal with SideStream

Cinedigm, the independent streaming company super-serving enthusiast fan bases, has announced that the Company will release some of their most popular titles on the new streaming service SideStream. The service is an interactive social video platform for movie lovers, which allows for commentary and live discussions throughout the film. With a unique transactional model, SideStream has caught […]

December 8, 2021

ODMedia opens Australia office

ODMedia has announced the opening of a new Australian office. Based in Sydney, the new office is headed by industry veteran Jason Behan, who joins from Summer Star Creative, which he founded, to provide development, management, and distribution services. Prior to Summer Star Creative, Behan was Vice President, Acquisitions for Universal Pictures Australia. “We are […]

November 15, 2021

Report: Poor localisation turns off viewers

A report on consumer viewing habits of localised content versions from the Entertainment Globalization Association (EGA) indicates that 61 per cent of respondents encountered poor localisation quality on a monthly basis, and perhaps more concerning, that nearly 65 per cent have stopped watching a movie or TV show in the last year as a result. […]

November 5, 2021

Cinedigm renews Hallmark Channel contract

Cinedigm, an independent distribution company, has extended its agreement with Hallmark Channel to distribute the network’s content on TVoD and Physical. As part of the renewal, Cinedigm and Hallmark will open up digital rental on select titles for the first time. “Hallmark is a special studio because their content does more than just entertain, they […]

October 12, 2021

Research: 6 in 10 US homes AVoD viewers

According to research firm TDG, six-in-ten connected-TV households now watch a free ad-supported streaming service on television. YouTube remains the dominant free VoD provider, with free ad-supported streaming TV services (FASTs) such as Pluto TV and IMDb seeing growing audiences. “Clearly the effects of work-from-home and lack of traditional leisure options during the pandemic accelerated […]

August 19, 2021

ODMedia signs content partner agreement with BuzzShow

ODMedia, the international provider of digital media services and content licensing, has signed a strategic content partner agreement with BuzzShow, one of the first video social media networks which incorporates blockchain technology in a reward-based ecosystem. With this partnership, ODMedia is able to provide clients with a seamless one-stop solution to migrating and managing their […]

August 19, 2021

Redbox boosts content line-up

US AVoD service Redbox is expanding its line-up of content available through its streaming platform, which includes Free Live TV and Free On Demand. Redbox’s Free Live TV now has 100 linear channels, featuring a wide range of channel partners delivering movies, television, news, sports and lifestyle content programmed for the tastes of Redbox’s 40 […]

July 13, 2021

Rakuten Advertising, Magnite ad inventory deal

Independent omnichannel sell-side advertising platform Magnite has confirmed that advertising technology and consumer insights specialist Rakuten Advertising will leverage the Magnite CTV platform across Europe to broaden advertiser and agency access to inventory on Rakuten TV AVoD service. Magnite’s CTV platform further expands Rakuten Advertising’s access to technology built properly to handle the nuances of […]

June 3, 2021

Study: EU content gets 31% of all promotion on TVoDs

The European Audiovisual Observatory has updated its annual report on the prominence of European films and programmes on transactional VoD (TVoD). This new analysis of the prominence of films and TV series covers 57 leading TVoD services from 7 European countries. Key findings from this report: The top 10 promoted films capture about 40 per […]

January 26, 2021

Analyst: Will SVoDs replace pay-TV?

In presenting an overview of the changing TV and media landscape, Tristan Veale, Market Analyst at Futuresource Consulting has questioned whether shifting content consumption habits will lead to an SVoD future at the expense of traditional pay-TV. “Consumers inform content creators of their preferences by voting with their money,” he notes . “Globally, pay-TV subscription […]

December 18, 2020By Colin Mann