Subscription video-on-demand services in Western Europe are expected to grow by around 45 million subscribers in 2020, with the Covid-19 outbreak providing a significant boost to the figures.
The Polish government is preparing an “anti-crisis shield” measure that will see providers of on demand services in the country pay 1.5% of their revenues to the Polish Film Institute (PISF).
German multiscreen software provider 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) has expanded its 3Ready product framework with an entertainment ecosystem.
German children’s and family channel Super RTL wants to close down its subscription-based video-on-demand (SVOD) service Kividoo this year and integrate the content on TVNow.
German media company ProSiebenSat.1 wants to withdraw its video-on-demand service maxdome from the market in summer 2020.
German media company Leonine will in future offer its subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services Home of Horror, Filmtastic and Arthouse Cnma not only on Amazon Prime Video Channels, but also on its own.
Alchimie has become an accredited Samsung partner to distribute over 30 VOD channels on Samsung’s TV Plus platform across France, UK, Spain and Italy.
Netflix saw a temporary acceleration in its membership in the first quarter due to home confinement to halt the spread of the coronavirus crisis.
Internet TV provider Zattoo has added free Western channel Bronco to its line-up in Germany.
WDR, the regional affiliate of German public broadcaster ARD serving federal state North Rhine-Westphalia, has launched a smart TV app for children.