The SVOD service Starzplay in now available in the MENA region Apple TV channels on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung and LG smart TVs.
Asia Pacific will have 467 million SVOD subscriptions by 2025, up from 267 million in 2019, according to Simon Murray’s Digital TV Research.
India’s Zee Entertainment Enterprises will launch a global Premium Video on Demand service called Zee Ples on October 2, 2020.
There is room for some three billion additional streaming subscriptions across the world’s largest media markets despite some territories moving towards a ‘stacking ceiling’.
HBO Max, AT&T’s venture in the streaming arena, has racked up 4.1 million subscriobers in its first month and beats Disney+ in terms of viewing share.
A quarter, or 291 million, SVOD subscriptions will come direct to SVOD platforms via mobile apps, according to the latest report published by Digital TV Research.
Zattoo has added the subscription video-on-demand service of Hollywood studio MGM to its portfolio.
STV Player, the video-on-demand service from Scottish broadcaster STV, has been added to Apple TV devices.
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.
With the headwind from its US launch, promising buzz through marketing and previews, Disney+ will most likely see a positive start in the German market.