Facebook's video platform Facebook Watch has nearly doubled its daily user base in the past six months, announcing more than 140m daily users; the company has also unveiled release dates for some of its upcoming originals for the platform. Sky is doubling its original content spend and opening a new production brand, Sky Studios.

Some pricing for upcoming streamers has been released, with Jeffrey Katzenberg's mobile-first video platform Quibi planning to offer its service for $4.99pm with ads, or $7.99pm ad-free, whilst trying to raise an additional $500m for content and marketing. A report in the Wall Street Journal suggests that AT&T's streamer will not offer tiered pricing, but will be priced around at $16-17 per month and may include HBO.

Less than a week after Ofcom said it wouldn't probe BBC's deal with Discovery for UKTV channels (which closed this week), it has given the provisional go-ahead for BBC's planned changes to iPlayer. The changes will allow the public broadcaster's on-demand platform to keep certain pieces of content on its service for 12 months as standard, with some available for more than a year.

Italy's Mediaset, which recently took an additional 9.6% stake in Germany's ProSiebenSat, is hoping to launching a pan-European media company using its additional assets in Italy and Spain. ProSieben has also signed a content deal with Facebook Watch, while its upcoming domestic online video joint venture with Discovery, Joyn, is set to launch on June 18th.

In sports, Japan's Rakuten in launching a global streaming service, Rakuten Sports, which holds non-domestic rights to Japanese soccer competition J-League in more than 140 markets outside Japan. Amazon has netted more sports rights for its Prime Video service, signing a  a four year deal for rights to Women's Tennis Association (WTA) tournaments.

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