Paramount Global has announced its Showtime brand is to be combined with Paramount+. US subscribers to both streaming and linear platforms will see the service rebrand as “Paramount+ With Showtime”.
Sky Deutschland to launch Sky Nature and Sky Documentaries
German pay-TV operator Sky Deutschland will launch the new thematic channels Sky Nature and Sky Documentaries on September 9, 2021.
The Roku Channel adds premium SVOD services
Roku will begin rolling out premium subscriptions to Epix, Showtime and Starz on The Roku Channel in the US.
CBS OTT subscription figures ‘surpass expectations’
Speaking to investors, CBS CEO Leslie Moonves said the company continued to “surpass expectations” for its digital subscriber base.
With five million subs CBS OTT outperforms expectations
Last year, the two CBS OTT services reached almost five million subscribers, reaching the target originally set for 2020.
UFC promises refunds after online Mayweather-McGregor failure
UFC is to refund fans after heavy demand resulted in a collapse of online streaming during Saturday’s Mayweather-McGregor fight.
Canal to license Showtime content in France
Canal+ Group has signed an exclusive licence with CBS to screen content from US premium channel Showtime.
Major change for Rakutan’s Wuaki.tv
The Rakuten group plans to integrate its video operations in Europe (Wuaki), Japan (Showtime) and the US (Viki).
Amazon launches streaming partners programme
Amazon has launched the Streaming Partners Program, an OTT streaming subscription programme for video providers that enables them to reach tens of millions of Prime members.
CBS signs first All Access cable deal
Cablevision Systems Corporation and CBS Corporation have signed a broad-based multi-year content carriage agreement.