Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) will launch its Viaplay streaming service in Iceland on April 1.
The Walt Disney Company’s Disney+ has today (March 24) made its debut in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will only be able to offer Disney+ as an app on its Sky Q platform from April 2021.
The providers of paid-for and advertising-financed streaming services in Germany generated a total turnover of €3.6 billion in 2019.
Disney+, which will launch in many European countries on March 24, 2020, has a user experience equal to Amazon Prime Video, but still clearly lags behind industry leader Netflix.
Fox Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the free ad-supported service Tubi for around $440 million in cash. Funding for the transaction will be obtained principally from the sale of its 5% stake in Roku.
A1 Telekom Austria Group has chosen the advanced TV system from Belgian digital TV solutions provider Zappware for the launch of its streaming platform in multiple markets.
Deutsche Telekom will be the exclusive distribution partner of Disney+ in Germany and offer the streaming service for free for six months to its customers.
German video-on-demand (VOD) provider Pantaflix has reached an agreement with ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group regarding content for its advertising-based streaming service (AVOD).
Disney+ will make its debut on Movistar’s Fusíon packages in Spain on March 24.