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DramaFever and AMC to Launch Horror Streaming Site Shudder.tv 17 December 2014

Cable network AMC and Korean drama specialist DramaFever are getting closer to the launch of their second niche online subscription service. AMC plans to launch a service dubbed Shudder.tv, targeting horror fans, in the coming months. Shudder will be powered by DramaFever, which also supports AMC on another venture. Stop earning in pennies from CPM and …

Discovery and Hulu Ink Streaming Deal 16 December 2014

Discovery Communications and Hulu have inked a distribution deal, the first long-form content partnership between the two. Hulu will gain access to programming from multiple networks including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Destination America and original Spanish-language content from Discovery en Español. Hulu also will gain exclusive subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) rights to Discovery Channel’s …

20th Century Fox, Wuaki.tv team up to power VOD films 16 December 2014

Spanish Video streaming platform Wuaki.tv and Twentieth Century Fox have launched a Christmas offer to power up video-on-demand (VOD) consumption. Among the available Fox films in Wuaki.tv’s catalogue are X-Men, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Fault in Our Stars, How to Train your Dragon 2, Avatar, Life of Pi and Prometheus. Wuaki.tv is currently …

HBO Taps Axtel TV for VOD, TV Everywhere Launch 16 December 2014

Axtel TV has become the first Mexican operator to launch HBO On Demand, the network’s VOD service in the country. The service comes at no extra cost to HBO/MAX package subscribers.  Although not all HBO programming is available on-demand, a wide selection of the networks’ most successful programmes can be watched on the platform, including movies, original HBO series, …

Presto lines up HBO, Showtime shows for SVOD 16 December 2014

The Foxtel/Network 7 joint venture Presto Entertainment has agreed content deals with HBO and Showtime for its new Australian subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service. HBO hit TV shows The Sopranos, Entourage, The Wire, True Blood and Boardwalk Empire, along with Girls, Veep, Band of Brothers and The Pacific, will be available exclusively via online streaming platform in …

Third of Norwegians Take Up Subscription VOD 16 December 2014

Strong growth over the last twelve months has placed Norway at ‘the digital forefront’. Subscription video on demand in Norway has now been taken up by a third of homes. Norway has the highest SVOD penetration in the Nordic region with 730,000 such subscriptions. Norwegian SVOD households have 1.6 subscriptions which show the strength of consumer interest for online video services. …

TVN, T-Mobile Polska Partner To Launch SVOD Service 11 December 2014

Poland’s leading commercial free-to-air TV firms, TVN, has announced a partnership with its telco counterparts, T-Mobile Polska, to launch a new subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service. Targeted at the operator’s new and existing residential customers, at launch the offering will for the first time feature live TVN programmes as well as a selection of local and international …

ZAP taps ARRIS for nDVR, VOD 11 December 2014

ZAP, a television service provider in sub-Saharan Africa, has chosen the APEX3000 from ARRIS Group to enable delivery of its network DVR (nDVR) and video on demand services. Service providers like ZAP face increasing demand for narrowcast channels to support growing consumer entertainment desires, such as expanded VOD libraries and nDVR, and APEX3000 increases channel capacity …

Oz VOD Service Stan Announce SBS Content Coup 11 December 2014

Stan, the new video-on-demand service from Australia’s StreamCo Media, has signed a deal with public broadcaster SBS for rights to stream a raft of international films and TV series. Stan has already sealed a deal with Sony, which involves the streaming rights to the Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul and the critically acclaimed Amazon drama …

Feelmakers.com Target Spanish-Language VOD Market 11 December 2014

Founded in Spain but targeting Spanish-speakers everywhere, the VOD platform Feelmakers is split into three channels: Feeldocs which covers documentaries, Feelshorts for short movies and Feeltoons showing animation. Through HD streaming, the platform also looks to deliver movies not shown on the commercial circuit despite having won awards. The platform, which is available for computers, tablets, smartphones and …

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