10 Stories You Should Know: 09/06/2023

Post by: Rick Ellis 06 September, 2023

Here are the global TV and streaming stories that should be on your radar for Wednesday, September 6th, 2023:

BBC Considers Replacing Huw Edwards On Election Night Show As Presenter Remains Suspended (Deadline)
The BBC is actively weighing up whether it should replace Huw Edwards as the anchor of its flagship election night show amid continued uncertainty over the presenter’s future. Edwards has been suspended since July as the BBC investigates his conduct following allegations in The Sun newspaper that he paid a young person for sexually explicit images.

Viaplay’s Head Of Scripted In Norway Becomes Latest Exec To Depart Nordic Streamer (TBIVision)
Viaplay’s head of scripted content in Norway, Tanya Nanette Yildiz Badendyck, has become the latest senior exec to depart the Nordic streamer. Badendyck had been with the company since 2018, initially joining as an exec producer before being promoted two years later to lead its drama and comedy originals in Norway.

Disney+ UK Launches £1.99 Promo (Advanced-Television)
From September 6th to September 20th, new and returning customers in the UK can subscribe to the Disney+ streaming service for £1.99 per month for three months – an £18 saving compared to the regular price for three months.

Streaming Cancellations, Price Increases Threaten Churn Uptick (Rapid TV News)
The clash for streaming market share continues, with consumers perceiving the price-value relationship of many global and local streaming offerings to be shifting out of balance leading to service cancellations says Simon Kucher’s recent Streaming Study.

ZEE5 Global’s Original Slate Picking Up Pace In U.S. (Deadline)
ZEE5 Global’s slate of original series and films are beginning to pay dividends for the South Asian content streamer in the U.S. We recently reported the service had seen Stateside viewing rise 35% year-on-year and new stats released today show the amount of time original content is being viewed is up by an even higher amount, 46% over the last year.

Channel 4 And Oktagon MMA Sign Broadcasting Deal (Digital TV Europe)
Channel 4 is to broadcast the European marital arts competition Oktagon MMA across its platforms. The UK pubcaster will showcase Oktagon MMA’s live events and programming on Channel 4 streaming service and the Channel 4 Sports YouTube channel. The deal comes as the MMA organisation expands into the UK and Ireland market.

Paramount+ Takes Streaming Rights To ‘South Park’ In Canada (TBIVision)
Paramount+ has become the exclusive home of long-running adult animated comedy series South Park in Canada. As of 1 September, the service will now house all 315 episodes, movies and specials, including season 26, which was released earlier this year, as well as future instalments.

CANAL+ Group Expands French Polynesia Offer (Broadband TV News)
CANAL+ Group and OPT Group are launching a joint telecommunications and television packages in French Polynesia.

India: Prime Video Adds Chaupal (Advanced-Television)
Prime Video has announced the addition of Chaupal to Prime Video Channels in India. Chaupal offers a curated line-up of popular Punjabi language content including a library of the latest and blockbuster Punjabi movies and web series.

MultiChoice Ghana Invests Millions In Original African Content (Business Ghana)
MultiChoice, which also operates the GOtv service across multiple countries, along with Showmax, has made a significant financial commitment to produce high-quality African content for its customers. Okyere made these remarks during the MultiChoice Ghana Media Showcase held in Accra.

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