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Netflix: Far from immortal

I seriously doubt any media company has ever had as many namechecks as Netflix over this last couple of years. We are as guilty as any, but then that’s what happens if a business is a game-changer; the company appears in thousands of ‘wow what a success’ stories and just as many ‘oh my, what a threat’ reports. There have […]

HBO plans OTT service

Game Of Thrones

HBO has revealed plans to launch a standalone, web-based OTT service in the US in 2015, a move which would enable viewers to access the channel for the first time without the need for a cable or satellite subscription. CEO Richard Plepler confirmed the initiative during parent Time Warner’s investor conference on Wednesday morning, saying the time had come to […]

Canal Plus launches Yomvi Play

Spain’s Canal Plus is refocusing its OTT service Yomvi on VoD content. To this end, Canal Plus has launched Yomvi Play with a selection of series and TV movies at a fee of €6 per month when the promotional period comes to an end by the end of the year. Yomvi Play is available on PCs, smartphones, tablets and LG […]

Motive primes US Tablet Television launch


Digital television technology, software and solutions provider Motive Television has confirmed that its 50 per cent-owned joint venture, Tablet Television, is launching its marketing campaign in San Francisco, which will run through October and November supporting a product launch in time for Christmas 2014. The marketing plan includes public relations announcements, digital and social media, live events, advertising campaigns, and […]

Netflix eyes Australia, NZ

Netflix has admitted a strong interest in bringing its streaming service to Australia and New Zealand. Speaking at MIPCOM in Cannes, Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos described both countries as “very attractive territories that are English speaking and love US content”. Report suggest Netflix is gearing up to launch simultaneously in both countries in the second quarter of 2015.

Netflix: “We’re accelerating movie release windows”


Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at online entertainment service Netflix, has said that with the company’s foray into original movie production and distribution, it is seeking to accelerate movie choice and availability by going against accepted release windows. “The current distribution model for movies in the US particularly, but also round the world, is pretty antiquated relative to the on-demand […]

The QYOU launches ‘best of web’ channel

The QYOU (The Q), has launched what it claims is the world’s first international 24/7 pay-TV service to bring a curated selection of high quality, short form, Internet video content to television screens everywhere. The QYOU is available for all pay-TV platforms and supports both video on demand and TV Everywhere applications. The QYOU launched with fast-growing Beijing-based pay-TV operator […]

blinkbox boost for UltraViolet


blinkbox – the video and music streaming service owned by UK supermarket retailer Tesco – has introduced digital movie and TV locker service UltraViolet to allow customers to build a digital collection from select physical discs they have bought in-store and access them via the service. UltraViolet is backed by a consortium of over 70 companies including major studios Sony […]

CBS, Showtime content for Netflix

CBS Studios has signed a multi-territorycontent deal with Netflix for CBS and Showtime shows including Ray Donovan and Under The Dome in six European markets and the Netherlands.   The agreement also gives Netflix exclusive first-window rights to the Showtime series Penny Dreadful in these markets. “We’re excited to have CBS’s world-class programming and Showtime’s acclaimed original series be part […]

Amazon Prime, Viacom UK content deal

Amazon and Viacom have announced a UK instant video subscription deal to bring six hit US TV series to Amazon Prime Instant Video members in the UK. The multi-year agreement sees Amazon Prime Instant Video exclusively acquire the UK on demand subscription streaming rights to multiple seasons of Viacom shows – Awkward, Kung Fu Panda, Legend of Awesomeness, Penguins of […]

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