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March 5, 2021

The Big Issue launches SVoD channel

The Big Issue, the iconic charity magzine, has launched The Big Issue TV (TBI TV) a new SVoD channel in partnership with Alchimie.  TBI TV features a handpicked selection of award-winning documentaries and other factual programming to mirror the current issues covered by the magazine.

US pay-TV sheds 5.1m subs in 2020

Findings from analyst firm Leichtman Research Group indicate that the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 95 per cent of the market – lost about 5,120,000 net video subscribers in 2020, compared to a pro forma net loss of about 4,795,000 in 2019.

Sky Sports reruns on NOW TV

NOW TV sports customers can now watch over 1000 hours of sports highlights, documentaries, news programmes and select reruns as part of a new On Demand addition to NOW TV’s Sky Sports Pass.

Paramount+ launches in LatAm

ViacomCBS has launched the new Paramount+ streaming service in Latin America with more than 5,000 hours of content.

LatAm pay-TV to plateau

Poorly-performing economies have hit Latin American pay-TV, according to the Latin America Pay TV Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research.

Nordic fiction highly valued by SVoDs

Nordic fiction has a strong reputation on global streaming services. Titles like Home for Christmas and The Rain on Netflix, and Björnstad and Beforeigners on HBO Nordic have been well received by both critics and audiences alike, reports Mediavision.