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LoveFilm and StudioCanal content deal

LoveFilm and StudioCanal have signed an exclusive long-term deal in the UK and Germany giving LoveFilm members access to the portfolio of new and library movies from the international film…

Virgin Media: ‘TiVo will beat Sky+’

Virgin Media: ‘TiVo will beat Sky+’

A new report on UK cable operator Virgin Media’s prospects (from investment bankers Morgan Stanley) says that TiVo’s functionality will make life very hard for YouView or BSkyB. Virgin’s senior…

FilmFlex on Film4oD

FilmFlex Movies, one of the largest movies-on-demand service providers in Europe, backed by joint venture partners Sony Pictures Television (a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company) and The Walt Disney Company EMEA,…

Netflix lands DreamWorks streaming deal

Netflix lands DreamWorks streaming deal

DreamWorks Animation, the company behind successful movie franchises such as Madagascar and Shrek, has agreed a deal to stream its films and television specials through Netflix, replacing an existing agreement…

Mexico’s Maxcom plans online TV service

Mexico’s Maxcom Telecomunicaciones is set to launch an online video and live television rental service using a technology that allows streaming with a very low broadband speed. The telco already…

Discovery signs Netflix stream deal

Netflix and Discovery Communications have made an agreement to bring episodes of shows including “Man vs. Wild” and “River Monsters” to the streaming service. The deal is the first major…

Netflix’s Qwikster fix

Netflix’s Qwikster fix

DVD rental and streaming business Netflix is rebranding its DVD by mail service and adding the option of game rentals to its existing services. Netflix Co-Founder and CEO Reed Hastings…

Netflix’s Hastings: ‘I screwed up’

Alongside the announcement of the renaming of the DVD rental service, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings posted a long ‘mea culpa’ blog. Here it is full: I messed up. I owe…

Xbox TV still scheduled for this year

Xbox TV still scheduled for this year

Microsoft is still hopeful of releasing Xbox Live TV before the year is through, Steve Ballmer, the company’s CEO has said. Balmer told a developer’s conference that, although the service…

Canada: ‘We want level playing field for Netflix’

Canada: ‘We want level playing field for Netflix’

Canadian pay-TV producer Astral Media says foreign Internet competitors such as movie provider Netflix should be subject to the same rules as Canadian broadcasters, noting digital competitors don’t contribute to…