Besides reaching a million subscribers, Starz Play also registered a 300% year-on-year growth for the subscription-based VOD service.
According to Broadcast Intelligence's inaugural UK Production Trends report, the spend on drama has grown on an average of £916,000 in 2013 to £1.29m in 2017, registering an average rise of 9% per year.
SVOD will be the key revenue driver for OTT and video in the MENA region by 2024.
Zain will provide its customers with movies and TV shows on its network, including Prime Originals and TV series.
The Turkey deal is a multiyear distribution agreement with Vodafone SVOD content, versioned in Turkish, from Nickelodeon, NickJr and Teennick.
iflix News is a 24-hour news hub which aggregates live news streams, clips, and linear feeds from leading international, regional and local news authorities.
ZEE5, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd’s digital entertainment platform has announced a strategic alliance with home digital entertainment service provider, Zeasn.
Erik Barmack, Netflix’s VP of international originals has said that the company is in the process of looking at opportunities in Africa and plans to commission series from Africa in 2019.
In addition, 70% of games' subscribers watched streamed video (eg Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube) several times a day compared to 56% for the average user.
All previous seasons and episodes of "Vikings" are available on Starz Play. The show has also been renewed for a sixth season, with filming already underway in Ireland.
iflix users can access 13 new channels including TRACE Urban, TRACE Sports, beIN 1 and 2, Outdoor Channel, Bernama, Kompas TV, DW News, France 24, CCTV4 and CGTN in addition to 38 existing channels.
Two of Trace’s premium channels, Trace Urban and Trace Sports Stars, will be available to iflix users worldwide for free.
Luke Hyams the online platform’s head of originals for EMEA has stated that YouTube is aiming to bring more original content with more international potential.
'Power' returned for its fifth season reportedly more than doubling the acquisition and viewership performance on the Starz App over Season four.
Saudi Arabia will increase its SVOD revenues by a factor of seven to reach $351m in 2023 to take second place after Turkey.
As a Starz original series, the series 'Power' will not be available anywhere else in the Middle East. In addition, all four previous seasons are available to stream on Starz Play.
South Africa will emerge as a leader with 3.37m by 2023, followed by Nigeria with 2.61m, both accounting for 60% of the region’s SVOD subscribers by 2023 - down from 74% in 2017.