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Disney+ growth slows in second quarter

Major Businesses Joseph O'Halloran 14-05-2021
In what could be seen as a reflection of just how unexpectedly well the direct-to-consumer service has performance since launch, analysts are describing as slightly ‘disappointing’ the new that Disney+ has ‘only’ added 8.7 million customers over the course of the second quarter of the current financial year.
Disney Multi Brand 12Feb2021

Channel 5 finds Room To Improve

Deals Joseph O'Halloran 14-05-2021
In a coup for the commercial department of the Irish national broadcaster, RTÉ Programme Sales has announced that Channel 5 in the UK has licensed five seasons of Coco Content-produced architectural home-design series Room To Improve.
RTE Dermot Bannon 14May2021

Samsung TV Plus UK launches first LGBTQ channel

Programming Faye Sutton 14-05-2021

Samsung TV Plus UK has announced the launch of the Revry linear channel as the first home for queer entertainment on Samsung’s Smart TVs.
samsung LBQT 14may2021

TCS launches cloud-based intelligent subscription solution

Infrastructure Faye Sutton 14-05-2021

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has launched a cloud-based intelligent subscription solution using SAP Business Technology Platform, to help the media and publishing industry move to subscription-based order-to-cash processes for physical and digital content. 

70% of Americans watching more TV now than in March 2020

Media Analysis Editor 13-05-2021
Insights released by leading advertising video-on-demand (AVOD) provider Tubi has uncovered emerging trends that point to continued growth of consumer streaming a year after the Covid-19 pandemic began significantly impacting the US in March 2020.
Tubi USConsumerSurvey13May2021

Record-breaking year for UK TV sales and subscriptions

Media Analysis Editor 13-05-2021
With UK consumers turning to TV during lockdowns, UK viewers spent £5.6 billion in 2020 on TV sets and services, and bought more than 4.2 million 4K Ultra HD TVs according to the latest State of the Nation report from The Digital TV Group (DTG).
DTG state of nation 13 May 2021

Alchimie, All3Media launch strategic content partnership

VOD Editor 13-05-2021
Over-the-top (OTT) subscription video platform Alchimie has joined forces with independent programming and formats distributor All3Media International to co-publish lifestyle and design SVOD channel Inside Outside in the US.
Inside Outside 13 May 2021

Premier League scores approval for UK broadcast renewal deals

Deals Joseph O'Halloran 13-05-2021
Having just faced down the European Super League, the English Premier League (EPL) has netted again with its clubs unanimously agreeing to conclude a three-year renewal of the League’s UK live and non-live football broadcast agreements with Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and BBC Sport.
Premier League broacast PPV 16 NOv 2020
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