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European Streaming Market Tops $14 Billion, Netflix, Amazon Dominate

Revenue for streaming services on the continent kept growing last year, but global companies Netflix and Amazon are reaping most of the benefits.

AFM: Streaming Sales Provide Bright Spot for Indies

COVID-19 has closed theaters and made the pre-sales business tricky but online demand is booming, boosting business for indie sellers at the 2020 American Film Market

Paramount Moves Post-Apocalyptic Thriller ‘Love and Monsters’ to PVOD (Exclusive)

Paramount Pictures’ sci-fi adventure movie 'Love and Monsters' is heading to premium video-on-demand.

Lockdown Boosts Already Booming German Pay TV Market

Stay-at-home orders helped lift pay TV viewership in German-speaking Europe to 17.1 million in the first half of 2020. Revenues were already strong, with streaming driving a 89 percent jump to $5.2 billion last year.

HBO Max, Quibi Keynotes Set for Cannes Virtual Film Market

HBO Max and Quibi will host keynotes and online panels focused on the streaming market at Cannes' virtual film market.

Why Global Theatrical Windows May Emerge Stronger After COVID-19

During the novel coronavirus crisis, films like 'Trolls World Tour' bypassed theaters to go straight online. But as cinemas worldwide start to reopen, government and commercial pressure could lead to stronger and stricter theatrical windows.

European Cinema Group Downplays ‘Trolls’ Sequel On-Demand Revenue

UNIC downplays the VOD success of 'Trolls World Tour,' arguing that Universal's online release was a one-off and shouldn't be used as an argument to "redesign the cinema-release model."

Focus Features’ ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ Lands Early VOD Release

Focus Features' Never Rarely Sometimes Always has become the latest big-screen title to land an early on-demand release as the coronavirus pandemic has closed movie theaters nationwide. The critically acclaimed drama, which won awards at Sundance and the Berlin Film Festival, hit theaters in NY and L.A. on March 13 and was originally set for a wide release on April 3. Instead, starting April 3, the film will be available to rent via on-demand services for $19.99 for a 48-hour viewing period.

Euro Indies Break Theatrical Windows, Launch VOD Strategies Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Independent distributors across Europe, reeling from the cinema closures and government stay-at-home orders, have begun violating the prime directive of Euro art house cinema: They've broken the theatrical window.

Streaming Platform Kanopy, Goethe-Institut Team on German Film Celebration

Streaming platform Kanopy and the Goethe Institut are partnering on a celebration of German films, showcasing 48 critically acclaimed movies.

Premium VOD Window Talks Hit an Impasse, Says AMC Entertainment CFO

"After 14, 16 months of talking, I don't see movement towards a solution," Craig Ramsey told investors on Wednesday.

Amazon Tops Netflix in Germany as VOD Booms

A new study expects the German VOD market to be worth more than $1 billion in five years.