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Analyst: Wall Street undervalues Netflix overseas success

Martin Olson, an analyst with investment bank Piper Jaffray, has suggested that Wall Street is underestimating the success Netflix will have overseas, with predictions of international margin and penetration levels overly conservative, and that, by 2020, there is potential for market penetration higher than current estimates. In a note to…

16% US households own a 4K TV

Smartphones are now in 80 per cent of US homes – a six percentage point increase year-over-year (YOY) – and US consumers now own 27 million more smartphones…

MTG launches Viareal VR app

MTG launches Viareal VR app

MTG has launched Viareal, a virtual reality (VR) app that offers viewers in the Nordic region immersive and interactive experiences. In addition to global sports showpieces such as…

Viacom, Altice USA ad and content distribution partnership

Viacom and multi-play operator Altice USA have agreed a multi-year partnership that includes advanced advertising and content distribution agreements. The pair will create what they describe as an…

South Africa: DStv hit with price fixing fine

South Africa: DStv hit with price fixing fine

Naspers’ pay-TV operation DStv’s ad sales unit DStv Media Sales has admitted to price fixing and the fixing of trading conditions in contravention of South Africa’s Competition Act.…

Satellite spat over alleged O3b “service outages”

On May 19th Hong Kong-based satellite operator ABS announced that it had signed a “strategic partnership” with “one of the largest telecommunications operators in SE Asia” to supply…

Nielsen: TV is still dominant screen

Nielsen: TV is still dominant screen

Ninety-two per cent of all adult viewing in the US is done on a TV screen, according the Nielsen. Its fourth-quarter Comparable Metrics Report says adults spent 509…

Digital now dominates cinema delivery

Other than a few cinemas in India, and pockets of specialist 35mm projection, the world’s cinemas are now totally digital. A report from IHS Technology says that more…

Samba TV partners With SpotX

Samba TV, a provider of real-time audience based advertising and insights, and video ad serving platform SpotX, have partnered to power custom audience targeting and segmentation for video…

Amazon acquires Soderbergh movie

Amazon has agreed a deal to bring Steven Soderbergh’s newest film to Prime Video customers during its exclusive first-run streaming window. Logan Lucky will hit cinemas on August…

Sunset+Vine to produce BT Sport America’s Cup coverage

Sunset+Vine to produce BT Sport America’s Cup coverage

Sunset+Vine, the UK-based TV sports production and media company which is part of the Tinopolis Group, will produce BT Sport’s coverage of the America’s Cup. Starting May 26th,…

Tata launches F1 IoT competition

Tata Communications, the official connectivity provider to Formula 1 and the Official managed connectivity supplier of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, is today launching the 2017 F1 Connectivity Innovation Prize…

Research: Half UK VPN users access out of region content

Research: Half UK VPN users access out of region content

A significant number of Britons are using either Virtual Personal Networks (VPN) or proxy servers, research from YouGov reveals. The Incognito Individual report explores the different ways people…

Spain: Sky plans NOW TV September launch

Sky is reportedly finalising plans to launch its NOW TV on demand service in Spain in September as a test bed for its expansion into other European countries.…

FACT welcomes Facebook streaming device ban

FACT welcomes Facebook streaming device ban

UK intellectual property protection organisation FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft) has welcomed the recent move by Facebook to update its Commerce Policy to ban the sale of illicit…

Freesat: ‘Strong FY 16-17 performance’

UK free-to-air digital satellite platform Freesat has reported strong growth in the twelve months to March 30th 2017, with 904,000 devices sold – an increase of 90 per…

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