Overall spend on video entertainment in Canada remained flat in 2018 at CA$11.3 billion.
DistroScale, a video-as-a-service provider, is launching DistroTV, a streaming OTT service in the US, Canada and UK with a range of entertainment, news, sports, film and TV programming in live, linear and video-on-demand formats.
Ivi has become the first licensed Russian VOD service to appear on Roku.
Amazon and retailer Best Buy will bring the next generation of hybrid Fire TV Edition smart TVs to customers in the US and Canada.
Last year, the two CBS OTT services reached almost five million subscribers, reaching the target originally set for 2020.
Canadian online magazine Edwige Magazine, aimed at working women around the world, has launched their TV channel in Europe.
Canal+ is set to launch “best of” channel Canal+ International for international markets in November 2017.
Canada’s Comwave has selected Abox42 M30-Series Smart Set-Top Box platform for its new ComwaveTV service which is launching this September.
The North American SVOD sector is by far the most mature in the world, with 112 million SVOD subscribers to movie and TV episode platforms by end-2016.
CBS is expanding the availability of CBS All Access internationally through a partnership of its CBS Interactive and CBS Studios International divisions.