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Hulu live streaming price to be under $40; adds CBS, CBS Sports to line up
Cloud TV, Virtual MVPD, Content Deals
Hulu live streaming price to be under $40; adds CBS, CBS Sports to line up
Jan 04 2017 11:45 AM

Hulu’s entry into live streaming will launch within the next few months for less than $40/mo., according to Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins, who also announced the service had reached a deal with CBS for its live content to go along with ABC and Fox.

Missing still is NBCUniversal, which, interestingly, is one of Hulu’s owners.

Iflix looks to Hum for local content in Pakistan as it sets to deploy
APAC, SVOD, Content Deals
Iflix looks to Hum for local content in Pakistan as it sets to deploy
Jan 04 2017 7:15 AM

Iflix, the Netflix wannabe that has gained a toe-hold in some Asia-Pacific countries, is extending its content reach, signing a multi-year programming deal with Pakistan’s entertainment channel Hum TV.

Iflix is set to deploy in Pakistan this year, so the content deal – which includes dramas and other episodic programming – gives it a bit more panache with Pakistani audiences. Included in the deal are shows like Bin RoyeHumsafar and Udaari.

AVOD, Content Deals, Mobile
NBC’s expanded content play with Snapchat a reach for younger viewers
Aug 09 2016 8:30 AM

Comcast’s NBCUniversal is hoping to engage Snapchat’s 100 million users with a slate of original episodic content for the messaging app, adding another layer to the original deal with Snapchat is signed in April to show highlights of the Rio Olympics, the first time NBC has allowed distribution of sports highlights outside its own platform.

The new multi-year content and advertising deal is aimed at the same demographic as its Olympics play, Millennials.

Star Trek to boldly go with Netflix for global distribution of new series
Content Deals, SVOD
Star Trek to boldly go with Netflix for global distribution of new series
Jul 18 2016 8:15 AM

Netflix has wrapped up a deal with CBS Studios International giving it exclusive global rights outside the U.S. and Canada to the latest iteration of the Star Trek franchise that CBS plans to roll out in January.

EMEA, Content, SVOD
AMC partners with Machinima for SVOD gaming channel in Spain, Portugal
Jun 22 2016 6:15 AM

AMC International Networks Iberia is partnering with many2many programming service Machinima to launch a gaming, eSports and heros SVOD channel for Spain and Portugal.

The channel will be available via pay TV, smart TVs and iOS/Android apps and feature programming produced by Machinima, including Street Fighter: Resurrection, eSports reality show Training Camp and the forthcoming Transformers: The Combiner Wars.

In nod to younger audience, Snapchat gets access to Summer Games content from NBC
Sports, OTT
In nod to younger audience, Snapchat gets access to Summer Games content from NBC
May 02 2016 4:30 AM

NBCUniversal, looking for new ways to reach younger consumers with its content, has signed a deal with Snapchat giving the social media website access to highlights from the Summer Olympics from Rio. Snapchat will post content inside its Discover section and, in addition to sports action from the event, also will use content from athletes and attendees to create additional content.

Hulu keeps foot on the gas, acquires rights to 6 WB TV series, including ‘Blindspot,’ ‘Lucifer’
SVOD, Content Deals, Programmatic
Hulu keeps foot on the gas, acquires rights to 6 WB TV series, including ‘Blindspot,’ ‘Lucifer’
Mar 25 2016 7:00 AM

SVOD service Hulu has signed a wide-ranging content deal with Time Warner subsidiary Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, giving it exclusive streaming rights to a pair of new shows, NBC’s Blindspot and Fox’s Lucifer.

Episodes will premiere on Hulu following their network airings.

Verizon, Hearst form JV for content targeting mobile Millennials
Mobile, Millennials, Content
Verizon, Hearst form JV for content targeting mobile Millennials
Mar 02 2016 11:00 AM

Verizon and Hearst are partnering in a joint venture aimed at delivering more Millennial-friendly content to Verizon’s nascent Go90 video service.

StarHub adds DreamWorks Animation, on-demand to pay-TV and OTT offering
APAC, Content Deals, Partners
StarHub adds DreamWorks Animation, on-demand to pay-TV and OTT offering
Feb 25 2016 7:45 AM

DreamWorks Animation has added another partner in APAC, Singapore operator StarHub is adding the DWA channel to its pay-TV service and its on-demand option.

DWA last year deployed in Thailand and Malaysia.

The DreamWorks Channel is set to launch March 3, and will be available in HD and include English and Mandarin language options.

Hong Kong Broadband to bundle TVB's OTT TV as competition ramps up
APAC, OTT, Content Deals, Broadband
Hong Kong Broadband Network to bundle TVB's OTT TV as competition ramps up
Feb 18 2016 6:00 AM

Hong Kong Broadband Network is partnering with broadcaster TVB to introduce a bundle of services combining high-speed home Broadband with TVB’s soon-to-be launched myTV SUPER, an over-the-top content service.

Verizon adding more punch to go90 mobile service with Fight Sports deal
Mobile, Content Deals, Sports
Verizon adding more punch to go90 mobile service with Fight Sports content deal
Feb 01 2016 10:30 AM

Verizon has cut a deal with Sony to get content for its go90 mobile video service, reportedly is in the midst of negotiations for content from Hearst, and now has announced it’s bringing live and on-demand championship boxing, kickboxing, martial arts, mixed martial arts, news, reality, documentary and original fight-related content.

The telco and media company CSI Sports, which owns Fight Sports, announced the deal today.

Dream Works Animation makes deeper commitment to Netflix
Content Deals, SVOD, Netflix
Dream Works Animation makes deeper commitment to Netflix
Jan 05 2016 8:45 AM

Netflix and DreamWorks Animation will expand their current multi-year deal to include a several new original family series as well as on-demand rights to the DreamWorks Animation film library.

Terms of the deal – which excludes distribution in China – were not announced.

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