10 Global TV Stories You Should Know: 05/31/2024

Here are the global TV and streaming stories that should be on your radar for Friday, May 31st, 2024:

India’s Anushka Sen Talks Debuting In Korean Cinema With ‘Asia’ And Prime Video Series ‘Dil Dosti Dilemma’ (Variety)
Sen gained fame as a child actor in Indian fantasy series “Baalveer” (2012) that aired on SAB TV. She burst upon the national consciousness in India playing the titular role of Rani Lakshmi Bai, a queen who fought against British colonizers in Viacom18’s Colors TV 110-episode show “Jhansi Ki Rani” (2019). In 2021, Sen became the youngest contestant on Endemol Shine India’s Colors TV reality series “Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11.”

Warner Bros. Discovery’s Max Service To Launch In Italy In 2025 (AV Magazine Italy)
Max, the Warner Bros. Discovery streaming service , will also arrive in Italy . The news comes from an absolutely official source: Alessandro Araimo , general manager of Southern Europe at Warner Bros. Discovery. Just in recent days Araimo has released a statement that leaves no doubt about the landing in Italy, as reported by Engage. Max will be available in our country from 2026 , a date effectively imposed because the group currently has agreements with Sky for HBO content until 2025.

WBD Looks To Launch Max In UK, With The Market “Ready For More Sophisticated Bundling” (Digital TV Europe)
A bundling deal in the UK for Warner Bros. Discovery’s (WBD) standalone streaming service Max would be a “good growth opportunity” for the company, with the current market “ready for more sophisticated bundling”, says WBD’s EMEA streaming exec.

BBC Studios Expands FAST Offering On Pluto TV In EMEA (Broadband TV News)
The first, Top Gear: Classics, will showcase the highest rated Top Gear episodes featuring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. Top Gear: Challenge will feature the very best quests to prove or accomplish various tasks related to vehicles and Top Gear: Road Trips, follows the hosts around the world, from Africa, Canada to Australia to give the car and viewers an adventure of a lifetime.

Anurag Kashyap, Gulshan Devaiah To Headline Disney+ Hotstar’s ‘Bad Cop,’ Fremantle India’s First Fiction Series (Variety)
The series, adapted from RTL’s German show “Bad Cop: Kriminell Gut” (2017) by Rensil D’Silva (“Bambai Meri Jaan”), is directed by Aditya Datt (“Crakk”). Devaiah plays Karan, a fierce cop trying to chase down Kazbe (Kashyap) a villain more powerful and deadly than him while simultaneously managing his personal relationships. The cast also includes Harleen Sethi (“Kohrra”), Saurabh Sachdeva (“Animal”) and Aishwarya Sushmita (“Khakee: The Bihar Chapter”).

Global SVOD Revenue To Grow By Nearly $117bn Over The Next 8 Years (Digital TV Europe)
According to MIDiA Research, 5he majority of this revenue growth will reflect price increases delivered to price inelastic older consumers, driven by silver streamer (consumers aged 55+) adoption. The report also emphasises that the key to the SVOD market’s future success lies in engaging and retaining younger consumers through ad-supported models, creating a pipeline for future subscription upgrades as these viewers’ financial situations improve.

ITV To Provide Free-To-Air EFL And Carabao Cup Coverage In Deal With Sky (Sportcal)
English soccer’s second-tier EFL Championship and Carabao Cup knockout competition will receive domestic free-to-air (FTA) exposure after commercial broadcaster ITV agreed a deal with primary rightsholder Sky until the end of the 2026-27 season.

Showmax Leaps Into Britbox Void (Gadget South Africa)
After three years of streaming British movies and series in South Africa, Britbox says goodbye. However, it’s not the end for those who enjoy made-in-Britain content with its the crime-dominated series, as Showmax steps in to fill the gap.

DAZN App Live On Sky (Advanced-Television)
DAZN, the sports streaming platform, has announced that the DAZN app is now live on Sky in the UK and Ireland. Customers can sign up to DAZN’s service via Sky Q, Sky Glass and Sky Stream, giving access to a range of sports content – including DAZN’s portfolio of free live and VoD content.

SkyShowtime Announces New Partnership With Norlys (Broadband TV News)
SkyShowtime has signed a new agreement with the Danish energy and TV provider Norlys. The Comcast-Paramount Global venture can now be added as a ‘preferred streaming service’ within the flexible VælgSelv packages for a monthly 89 DKK.