News Archive for: ‘Digital Headlines’

Rogers and Vice Announce 24-Hour Channel Called VICELAND

For Ian Hardy for mobilesyrup Rogers and Vice Media announced its three-year $100 million content, studio and distribution partnership a year ago, and today its strategy has been unveiled. A new 24-hour specialty channel called VICELAND has been created to

Amazon Inks Deal with eOne for Fear the Walking Dead

By Kristin Brzoznowski for World Screen Amazon has inked a deal with Entertainment One (eOne) for Fear the Walking Dead, the highly anticipated companion series to The Walking Dead, to be available to Prime members in select territories. The show will

Comcast Reportedly Taking on YouTube and Facebook with Rival Video Platform

By Chris Welch for The Verge Not only is Comcast rolling out its own internet TV service, but the company also reportedly has bigger plans for an on-demand video service that would stream content from BuzzFeed, Vox Media, Vice, Mic, AwesomenessTV, Refinery29, The Onion, and others.

Cogeco Fund Announces Web Drama Series Funding Program

A funding program to support the development of new digital drama series (webseries) has been approved by the Board of Directors of the Cogeco Fund. The development and packaging mentorship program is designed to fill the funding gap in the

Survey Concludes Consumers Prefer Alternative Viewing Platforms to Cable & Satellite TV

By Kristin Brzoznowski for World Screen The use of alternative viewing platforms by U.S. consumers is poised to eclipse cable and satellite TV, with nearly half of consumers already using streaming video services such as Netflix, Apple TV, Amazon Prime

Vivendi Acquires Majority Stake in Dailymotion

By Andrew Dickens for C21Media French media giant Vivendi has confirmed its acquisition of a majority stake in online video service Dailymotion from telecoms company Orange for €217m (US$242m). The deal for 80% of the service, previously mooted in April, marks Vivendi’s

Netflix to Reach 69.9 Million Subscribers by December 31

By Stuart Thomson for TBI Vision According to Digital TV Research’s Global OTT TV & Video Forecasts, Netflix will have 69.9 million subscribers globally by December 31, up 28% year-on-year. International subscribers are expected to account for 9.58 million of

Discovery Embarks on OTT ‘Million March’

Discovery Networks International is launching OTT services throughout Europe. Its top executives explain how the channel operator will win streaming customers in big numbers, as it starts on its ‘March to a Million’. By Stewart Clarke When TBI was the

UK SVOD Users Set to Double by 2019

By Andrew McDonald for TBI Vision Subscription video-on-demand services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Instant Video and Now TV will see their UK user numbers almost double by 2019, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm claimed that the UK SVOD space

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