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10 Stories You Should Know: 03/07/2023
Here are the global TV stories that should be on your radar.
Here are the global TV and streaming stories that should be on your radar for Tuesday, March 7th:
Irish Film & TV Awards Nominations: ‘Bad Sisters’ & ‘The Banshees Of Inisherin’ Lead, Paul Mescal Clocks Two Noms (Deadline)
Apple's comedy series Bad Sisters and Martin McDonagh's latest feature, The Banshees of Inisherin, lead this year's Irish Film And TV Academy Award nominations (IFTAs). Bad Sisters leads across film and TV with 12 nominations, including Best Drama and Lead Actress.
HBO, OSN Sign Middle East Exclusive Mega Licensing Deal (Arabian Business)
Middle East streaming platform OSN has entered a multi-year exclusive licensing deal with Warner Bros. Discovery, making it the official platform to stream all HBO content in the Middle East and North Africa.
The multi-year licensing deal extends OSN’s rights to broadcast and stream content from HBO exclusively on OSNtv and OSN+, strengthening its market-leading position.
Japan’s U-Next Renews HBO Content Deal With Warner Bros Discovery (Deadline)
Japanese streamer U-Next has renewed its content deal with Warner Bros Discovery, under which it will continue to be the SVOD streaming home of HBO programming in Japan. The deal covers exclusive SVOD content rights for HBO, HBO Original and HBO Max Original new and returning series.
Sky Deutschland strikes first collective remuneration deal with creatives (Digital TV Europe)
Pay TV operator Sky Deutschland has struck agreements with two groups representing TV creatives in Germany on common rules for remuneration. Sky has concluded agreements with Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft (ver.di) and the Bundesverband Schauspiel e.V. (BFFS), which represent performing artists and other creatives on fair and appropriate payment for contributors.
US Pay-TV Majors Accelerate Subs Losses In 2022 (Rapid TV News)
The downward trajectory of the US pay-TV industry continues unabated with a study from Leichtman Research Group (LRG) showing that major providers lost about 5.88 million subscribers in 2022, about 1.2 million more than in the previous year.
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U.S. Household Spend On TV & Film Set To Fall Over Next Five Years, Will Be Overtaken By Norway – Report (Deadline)
New research has predicted that 2023 will be the final year American consumer’s spend on TV and film rises before hitting a steady decline over the coming years. According to an Ampere Analysis report, U.S. spend on video services – encompassing streamers, pay-TV and theatrical – will decline by 8%.
France: Free Launches AVoD Service (Advanced-Television)
Internet service provider Free has launched its first AVoD service in France – a film and drama series offering branded OQEE Ciné. Exclusive to Freebox subscribers, the service is accessible, limitless, at no additional charge, straight from their TV or via a dedicated OQEE by Free app.
Netflix Creatives, in Amsterdam, Talk About Why They’re Working With the Streaming Giant (The Hollywood Reporter)
Gathering at Netflix’s Amsterdam office on Monday, multiple creatives spoke about how working with the streaming giant has allowed them to tell stories authentically and give their voices reach around the world. Mandla Walter Dube from South Africa (Jiva!, Silverton Siege), Belgian-Dutch writer/producer Nico Moolenaar (Undercover, Ferry), Norwegian director Roar Uthaug (Troll), Jordanian director Tima Shomali (Al Rawabi School for Girls) and German writer Katharina Eyssen (The Empress) shared their experiences in an event set up for reporters.
DAZN Launches Women’s Sports FAST Channel DAZN RISE (Broadband TV News)
DAZN will launch a free, ad-supported streaming channel dedicated to women's sports in Germany and Austria on March 16th, 2023.