10 Stories You Should Know: 03/10/2023
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 Friday, March 10th, 2023:
Research: Viewers Unclear On SVoD Differentiation (Advanced-Television)
The streaming wars have created a crowded marketplace, with more providers and content competing for viewers’ awareness, time, and money. The latest Evolution of Video Branding survey from Hub Entertainment Research reveals viewers often have a hard time differentiating the brands of streaming services, and turn to known content or creative brands to help make viewing decisions.
The Glory' Director Accused Of School Bullying In Anonymous Post (Korea Joon Gang Daily)
Director Ahn Gil-ho of Netflix’s hit drama series “The Glory” has been accused of perpetrating school bullying, local media outlet Dailian reported exclusively Friday afternoon. A post on an online community by an anonymous user claimed that Ahn, who directed “The Glory,” had physically assaulted his classmates at an international school in the Philippines in 1996.
Poland Summons US Envoy Over TV Station’s Unspecified ‘Actions’ (Arab News)
The Polish Foreign Ministry summoned the US ambassador on Thursday about the actions of a television station, it said in a statement without naming the station or specifying what it believes it did wrong.
Poland has previously been at odds with the United States over Discovery-owned news channel TVN24, which is critical of the government.
The Philippines’ ABS-CBN Launches High-End Crime Series ‘The Bagman’ (The Hollywood Reporter)
The Philippines’ former broadcasting heavyweight turned content producer ABS-CBN has set up a high-end TV spinoff of its popular digital series Bagman. Filipino actor Arjo Atayde will reprise his lead role from the original Bagman show, which ran two seasons beginning in 2019 and was picked up by Netflix.
Disney+ Hotstar’s Fate Hangs In The Balance: May Lose 15 Million Paid Subscribers (DazeInfo)
Starting on March 31, 2023, HBO content will no longer be available on the Disney+ Hotstar platform. This is another blow for the Walt Disney Co., which lost IPL rights to Viacom18 last year. Will the CEO strategy be paid off, or the OTT platform will continue to lose its paid subscribers?
News Channels Likely To Find A Place On Hotstar, SonyLIV As Govt Clarifies FDI Rules For Digital Media (BestMediaInfo)
TV news channels will likely return on foreign OTT players such as Disney+ Hotstar and SonyLiv as the government clarified the FDI clause in IT Rules, 2020 almost after two years. Disney+ Hotstar and SonyLIV stopped carrying news channels from July 1, 2021, owing to ambiguity in IT Rules.
Portugal: Pay-TV Subs Up 3.1% (Advanced Television)
Portugal ended 2022 with 4.5 million pay-TV subscribers, an increase of 3.1 per cent on the previous year and good for a 96.4 per cent penetration rate for the service (+2.7 per cent).
Producers Of 'Physical: 100' Release Raw Footage Of Controversial Final Challenge (Korea Joon Gang Daily)
Was the final episode of "Physical: 100" rigged? The producers of Netflix's viral fitness survival show "Physical: 100," which has been swept up in controversy for potentially rigging the results of the final challenge by shooting it in three different takes, held a press conference on Thursday and screened unedited footage of the challenge to clear things up.
ITVX Kids To Replace Linear Channel (Broadband TV News)
ITV is to close its linear children’s channel CITV after 17 years. Instead the commercial broadcaster is launching a dedicated area on its AVOD platform ITVX with an extended range of titles.
Parrot Analytics: The Mandalorian Tops Dutch In-Demand List (Digital TV Europe)
Disney+’s perennial hit The Mandalorian topped Parrot Analytics latest market rundown of the most in-demand content for the Netherlands for the week from February 26-March 4. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across social media.