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Netflix streamed 2bn hours in Q4 2011

Netflix streamed 2bn hours in Q4 2011

With more than 20 million streaming members globally, Netflix says it streamed over 2 billion hours of content in the last quarter of last year. “We were thrilled to deliver…

TV, movie viewing to decline in 2012?

2012 will be a watershed year for the media industry that will see a decline in traditional TV consumption, according to Rich Greenfield of analyst firm BTIG. “We believe 2012…

EC permits Ziggo, HBO JV

The European Commission has given permission for the joint venture between The Netherland’s  Ziggo MSO and HBO for a package of premium channels. The Commission said the deal would not…

Sony content for LoveFilm

Amazon’s LoveFilm is continuing its film and TV content rights war with US rival Netflix, securing a deal with Sony Pictures Television. The deal includes films and children’s TV titles.…

VUDU lands on Xbox

VUDU lands on Xbox

US supermarket giant Walmart has confirmed the launch of its VUDU entertainment service on Xbox 360. Xbox LIVE customers can now shop VUDU’s library using new, interactive features such as…

HBO Go joins TWC and Cablevision

HBO Go joins TWC and Cablevision

More than a year after HBO debuted its online streaming service HBO Go, the two cable holdouts, Time Warner Cable and Cablevision, are to turn it on for their customers.…

Connected device users not renting VoD titles

Connected device users not renting VoD titles

According to The NPD Group, even with the increasing number of iVOD-capable devices the vast majority of these devices were not used to rent iVOD movies. Only 5 per cent…

hmvon-demand selects PayWizard

Following the November news that UK retailer HMV had joined the growing band of business offering an online film rental service, PayWizard has confirmed that it has been selected as…

Global online video spend to hit $3.5bn in 2011

Global online video spend to hit $3.5bn in 2011

Global consumer spend on online video has exploded in 2011, according to the latest research – Global OTT Video Forecast: Q4 2011 – from Strategy Analytics. Global online video spend…

Netflix unveils Xbox 360 Experience

Netflix unveils Xbox 360 Experience

Netflix has released a new member experience for Xbox 360 users. Netflix states the new Xbox interface makes it more intuitive and easier to explore the expanding Netflix catalogue. “For…