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October Sees Fewer Streaming Launches

In October just four new streaming platforms were launched, though two of those debuted worldwide: Sony Pictures Core and SportsEngine Play.

Free TV in Israel also debuted, at OTT bringing more than 50 live channels and a vast library filled with tens of thousands of VOD assets, and Sky+ launched in Mexico, according to a new report from media and entertainment data science firm BB Media.

NBC’s SportsEngine Play is a streaming service for live games and on-demand video for youth and amateur sports. The service is free for anyone who wants to view the live-streamed games, with a fee for on-demand. Meanwhile, PlayStation Plus premium and deluxe members will gain access to a curated catalog of up to 100 movies through the Sony Pictures Core app. One other global

In Europe, Warner announced that Max will arrive in 2024, and Paramount+ said it will launch its premium plan in Australia, Canada, Brazil and Mexico in November.

RCN Total also recently expanded in Latin America, while AMC+ is starting to offer a new advertising-supported plan in the U.S.