Here are the global TV and streaming stories that should be on your radar for Wednesday, May 24th. 2023:
Latin American Panel On Unscripted: Form More Hubs, Strategic Alliances (Variety)
With the writers’ strike dragging on, unscripted content is expected to dominate programming grids. A panel organized by C21 Media at the L.A. Screenings Independents on the format’s outlook in Latin America could not have been more timely.
SVOD Keeps Pace In East Asia (Rapid TV News)
Despite a global slowdown, and with homes in the established markets experiencing fatigue and major players starting to lose subscribers, the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) market is still going strong in East Asia says research from Dataxis.
India’s OTT Space Wars (India West)
India’s OTT market hasn’t kept out the big international streamers. But with a growing number of successful regional players, it is becoming increasingly competitive.
MGM+ appoints Prime Video exec as global general manager to ‘unify US & international’ streamer (Digital TV Europe)
US-based streamer MGM+ has named former Prime Video exec Josh McIvor as its global general manager. McIvor, who has been with MGM owner Amazon for a decade, will oversee MGM+ operations around the world and reports into Chris Brearton, VP of Prime Video Studios corporate strategy.
‘Deal or No Deal’ Returns to Spain With Original Host Jesus Vazquez (Variety)
The long-running gameshow, known locally as “¡Allá tú!,” is set to air on local network Telecinco, produced by Banijay Iberia label Gestmusic. Vázquez originally presented the show from 2004-2008.
Chile’s VTR Launches Smart TV Offering Amid Mounting Debt Woes (Digital TV Europe)
The launch announcement comes at a difficult time for the Chilean operator, which merged with rival Claro at the end of last year and was deconsolidated by Liberty Latin America.
Forecast: South Korean Pay-TV Revenue Set For Growth (Advanced-Television)
Pay-TV service revenue in South Korea is set to grow, albeit marginally, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.2 per cent from $5.55 billion (€5.1bn) in 2022 to $5.6 billion in 2027, primarily supported by the increasing internet protocol television (IPTV) subscriptions, according to GlobalData, the data and analytics company.
Viaplay Strengthens Sports Group Management (Rapid TV News)
Having used sports to create a beachhead as it expands into new territories, Viaplay Group has now appointed Cecilia Gave as EVP and head of sports to oversee strategic development and coordinate the management of sports operations across all relevant markets.
Dizi Joins Prime Video Channels In Sweden And Germany (Digital TV Europe)
SPI International’s Turkish series hub Dizi has expanded its reach in Western Europe by launching on Prime Video Channels in Sweden and Germany. The channel will available Sweden and Germany via an additional paid monthly subscription package on Prime Video Channels.
OSN To Launch New Channels, Go Fully ‘Dishless’ (Arab News)
Regional TV and streaming company OSN has announced that it would be going fully “dishless” — accompanied by an upgraded version of the OSNtv box, new channels and new content.
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