10 Stories You Should Know: 05/30/2023
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, May 30th, 2023:
Netflix Threatens To Purge Shows In UK To Avoid Falling Foul Of “Onerous” New Streamer Regulations (Deadline)
Netflix has threatened to preemptively remove films and TV shows from its UK library to avoid falling foul of new streamer regulations being introduced by the British government. Ministers in the UK want media regulator Ofcom to police streaming giants in a similar way to traditional broadcast outlets.
New Zealand Renews Film And TV Production Incentives System, Following Review (Variety)
The decision follows a New Zealand government review of the local and international production incentives and the post-production and visual effects schemes that began in late 2022.
Job Cuts Looming At Sky (Advanced-Television)
Sky is preparing for a significant round of jobs across the UK as part of a strategic shift from DTH distribution to OTT. Sky has already informed many of the staff who will be affected by the restructuring plans, according to the FT, who reports that the exact number of job losses will depend on the outcome of consultations with unions and employees, but could be in the “high hundreds”.
UK SVOD Numbers Dip But Now And Apple TV+ Make Gains (Digital TV Europe)
The number of UK homes with access to an SVOD subscription has slipped slightly over the last quarter, according to audience research outfit BARB. According to the organisation’s latest release of data from its Establishment Survey, 19.08 million UK homes (or 67.4% of households) had access to a subscription video-on-demand service in Q1 2023.
LaLiga Launches International Mobile App (Broadband TV News)
LaLiga and Digital Virgo have signed a partnership agreement to introduce LaLiga Xtra, which will reach users on a global level, through licensees in 18 countries.
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Denmark’s ‘Nordland ’99’ Is The Show That Its Creator Wishes Was On TV When He Was Growing Up…(Deadline)
Taking the lead from its title, Nordland ‘99 is set in the late 1990s, when Rask was dreaming of disrupting things. In a small provincial town, Lukas, Kris and Alex hang out, party and try to keep boredom at bay. But beneath the surface, a darkness lurks in the town. When Alex disappears after a party, Lukas and Kris ally themselves with Alex’s sister Emma, and together they start searching for their missing friend.
Study: Demand For AVoD Increasing In LatAm (Advanced-Television)
Magnite, the independent omnichannel sell-side advertising company, has published its research study, The Rise of Ad-Supported Streaming: An In-Depth Look at How Ads Are Powering Streaming TV in LatAm. The research finds that 75 per cent of internet-connected TV viewers across Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico watch ad-supported streaming TV.
Viacom18’s JioCinema Secures NBCU Deal (Digital TV Europe)
JioCinema, Indian pay TV broadcaster Viacom18’s streaming service, has struck a multi-year partnership with Comcast-owned NBCUniversal to bring NBCU films and TV series to India. The partnership will bring content from Universal Television, UCP, Universal International Studios, Universal Television Alternative Studio, Sky Studios, DreamWorks Animation, Universal Pictures, Focus Features and Bravo to JioCinema.
‘Loaded In Paradise’ Becomes First Reality Recommission For ITVX (Deadline)
ITVX has recommissioned its first reality show since launching late last year: hybrid format Loaded in Paradise. The 10-parter from The Reluctant Traveller indie Twofour follows a group of couples who race around Greece with €50,000 ($54,000) following the show’s mantra: ‘Live your best life, just don’t get caught’.
Max Acquires Spanish Thriller ‘La Unidad – Kabul’ For US (TBIVision)
Newly launched Warner Bros. Discovery combined streamer Max has acquired Spanish thriller series La Unidad – Kabul for the US. The 6 x 60-minute series, which is produced by Spain’s Movistar Plus+ in collaboration with Buendia Estudios, is now available in full on the platform.