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France: Orange to market Netflix

France’s biggest telco Orange has agreed to offer Netflix on its set-top boxes from November, its chief executive Stephane Richard told Le Monde. Rival Bouygues Telecom was the first operator in the country to announce last month that it would market the service, also in November. “Negotiations were tough but have come to a close,” Orange’s Richard was quoted as […]

Adam Sandler movies exclusive to Netflix


Adam Sandler has signed up to release his next four movies exclusively through Netflix as the streaming service ramps up its battle with cinemas. The US actor’s Happy Madison Productions will co-produce the films, details of which have not been made public, with his new partners. “When these fine people came to me with an offer to make four movies […]

LatAm TV Everywhere growth

A report from global business intelligence firm Dataxis has identified 12 operational TV Everywhere (TVE) platforms in the seven main countries of Latin America –Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. By the end of the first quarter of 2014, the TVE market in the region showed a boost in distribution as a result of agreements between content providers […]

Virgin TV Anywhere gets 15 new channels


Virgin Media has added another 15 live channels to its mobile TV service, Virgin TV Anywhere, bringing the total number of channels available for customers to watch on the go to 107. The latest additions to Virgin Media’s on the go line-up include news, entertainment, music and gaming channels from around the world, such as Al Jazeera, France 24, ARY […]

Tesco to close blinkbox?

Reports suggest that UK supermarket retailer Tesco is planning to sell off or shut down its blinkbox video and music streaming service. According to The Times, Tesco CEO Dave Lewis has informed blinkbox management that if a buyer can’t be found, it will shut down the service, which has struggled to compete against services such as Netflix and Sky’s NOW […]

Netflix attracts 100,000 subs in France

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Netflix has already attracted 100,000 subscribers in France in the 15 days after its launch, according to daily Le Figaro. But the majority of subscribers are still presumably benefiting from the first month being free of charge, and more accurate figures for paying subscribers will start as of mid-October. Even so, Le Figaro draws the comparison with the high speed […]

US cinemas block Netflix movie plan

As reported yesterday, Netflix has teamed with giant cinema-screen operator IMAX and the Weinstein studio to make a follow-up to martial arts epic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – with the deal seeing Netflix stream the movie on the same day as its theatrical release. But the plan started to fall apart on September 30th when the four largest distribution chains […]

Netflix, YouView deal

Netflix is set to sign a deal with UK telcos BT and TalkTalk to make its content available through their set-top boxes. The streaming service is said to have agreed a partnership with YouView, the online TV platform that is owned by a consortium of telecoms groups and broadcasters, including the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5. Netflix will reportedly […]

BBC Store for Q2 2015

Describing it as a “massive opportunity” to grow Electronic Sell Through (EST), Marcus Arthur, President of UK and ANZ, BBC Worldwide, has confirmed that BBC Store, the Corporation’s planned online commercial service for audiences to buy and keep BBC programmes, is set for launch in the second quarter of 2015. BBC Store will allow users to buy new programmes and […]

Netflix first feature film in 2015

Netflix will release its first feature-length movie next year after striking a deal with the Weinstein Company. The sequel to Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning martial arts drama Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will be shown on Netflix and in IMAX cinemas in August. “The movie-going experience is evolving quickly and profoundly, and Netflix is unquestionably at the forefront of that movement,” said […]

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