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Netflix on new Playstation Vita

Netflix will be available on Sony’s new game console Playstation Vita from launch. The Vita is the successor to the Playstation Portable and the carriage agreement will initially cover Netflix’s…

Streaming service from Comcast

Streaming service from Comcast

US cable communications giant Comcast is taking on online movie and TV service Netflix by launching Xfinity Streampix, a new subscription video service that enables the operator’s Xfinity video customers…

Netflix user satisfaction plummets

Netflix user satisfaction plummets

Netflix customer satisfaction plunged in the fourth quarter, a reflection of consumer anger over rising prices and changes to its subscription plans, according to a survey. Satisfaction with Netflix slid…

BBC Worldwide partners with Hulu Japan

BBC Worldwide partners with Hulu Japan

BBC Worldwide has become the first British distributor to license content to Hulu in Japan. The multi- year agreement will initially see around 600 hours of BBC programming made available…

VoD window closing for pay-TV ops?

The window for pay-TV operators to control the video-on-demand movie rental market is still open, but may not stay so for much longer, suggests market research company The NPD Group.…

Netflix and Hulu look to Russia

Netflix and Hulu are both contemplating  a Russian launch and have been talking to local content owners according to reports. Russian newspaper reports say Hulu is assessing the demand for…

Disney boosted by TV, pushes back rental window

Strong performances from Walt Disney’s ESPN and the Disney Channel helped drive a 12 per cent increase in the company’s first-quarter net income compared with a year earlier. It reported…

Sky Go launching on Android

Sky Go launching on Android

Sky Go be available to download from Android Market across a selection of handsets by the end of February. Sky TV customers will be able to access all five Sky…

Miramax movies for BT Vision

Miramax movies for BT Vision

BT and Miramax have announced a licensing agreement that will bring films from the leading independent studio to BT Vision customers in the UK. The agreement gives BT Vision Unlimited…

PayWizard for ITV micropayments

UK commercial broadcaster ITV is to delay the introduction of micropayments for its on-demand ITV Player catch-up service, which it intended to launch in January 2012, and carry out closed…