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OTT and on-demand change the face of pay-TV

The personal entertainment experience has embarked on a significant shift now that on-demand delivery of video is widely available worldwide and to an increasing number of connected devices, according to …

Netflix surpasses 1m subs in Canada

Netflix surpasses 1m subs in Canada

Within ten months of launching its service in Canada, Netflix has surpassed one million members. The milestone was reached in July. “We’re thrilled that Canadians have embraced Netflix so rapidly,…

Time Warner revenues up 10%, HBO GO a hit

Time Warner revenues up 10%, HBO GO a hit

Time Warner, the owner of Warner Bros, Turner Broadcasting and Time, has reported a 10 per cent rise in revenue for the quarter that ended in June — its highest…

WD TV adds Hulu Plus

WD TV adds Hulu Plus

Western Digital, a specialist in external storage solutions and maker of the popular WD TV media player family, is making the Hulu Plus subscription service available to its WD TV…

DVD sales slide, digital downloads rise

DVD sales slide, digital downloads rise

DVD sales have seen a 5.7 per cent fall in revenue to just more than £1bn for the UK video entertainment sector in the first half of the year. Spending…

BBC unveils iPlayer app for iPad

BBC unveils iPlayer app for iPad

Following comments made earlier in the year by BBC Director General Mark Thompson that an international version of the iPlayer app would be made available later in 2011 for “a…

ITV to launch TV micropayments in Jan, H1 up 4%

ITV has confirmed plans to launch its TV micropayment system in January, as the broadcaster forecasts an end to its summer advertising slump in September with television ad revenues expected…

Netflix warns subs will fall, rules out Hulu bid

Netflix shares have tumbled more than 10 per cent after the DVD and online video streaming service’s warning that a recent price rise would cause some customers to downgrade or…

On-demand TV revenues set to climb

On-demand TV revenues from movies and TV programmes (and excluding revenues from other sources such as sports and adult and also excluding SVOD packages) will reach $5.7 billion in 2016,…

Apple mulling Hulu bid?

Apple mulling Hulu bid?

Following midweek indications that prospective bidder Microsoft would not be pursuing its interest in buying online video service Hulu, reports now suggest that Apple could be considering entering the fray,…