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Netflix reveals Aus/NZ pricing

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Netflix Australia revealed pricing today its new streaming service in Australia, with monthly single-stream plans starting from A$8.99 (€6.47) per month. The service will also offer new members a free, one-month trial subscription. Netflix monthly pricing options include: Single-stream standard definition plan for A$8.99 Two-stream high-definition plan for A$11.99 Four-stream 4K ultra-high definition “family” plan for A$14.99 Competing Australian streaming […]

HBO, Sony, Showtime want fast lane

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HBO, Sony and Showtime all want special treatment from ISPs to avoid congestion and data caps for their online streaming services. “Instead of putting their Web traffic on the public Internet’s main thoroughfare, they want to be in a separate lane that would ensure their content gets special treatment,” the WSJ reports. “In effect, that would move them away from the […]

UK streaming market £1bn by 2019

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The rise is streaming could soon makes DVDs and Blu-ray discs as obsolete as VHS video cassettes, according to market research firm Mintel. Viewing habits are changing immensely

Sony launches Vue in test cities

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Sony has launched its PlayStation Vue OTT service in three US cities, targeting customers looking for cheaper alternatives to cable with packages starting at $50 (€47). The Web and cloud-based TV service, which allows users to access live TV and on-demand video, has been in test mode since November. Vue is available initially on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 consoles […]

Foxtel launching Netflix rival

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Foxtel has confirmed that it will launch its iQ3 set-top box in Australia on March 23rd. Its availability comes as US rival Netflix gears up to launch its streaming service in the country on March 31st. The new iQ3 set-top-box has been under development for some years and combines broadcast derived programmes and online streamed content “into one seamless experience”. […]

Virgin adds Android support for Sky Sports

Virgin Media customers who subscribe to Sky Sports can now watch the channels (Sky Sports 1 to 5, Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports News HQ) on Android devices. Previously the channels could only be viewed on iPhones and iPads. Director of digital entertainment for Virgin Media Scott Kewley commented: “The Sky Sports app for Android cements our position as […]

Amazon takes 2nd season of Bosch

Just one month after its debut Amazon has confirmed it has greenlit a second season of its first original hour-long drama series Bosch. Based on Michael Connelly’s internationally best-selling Harry Bosch book series, Bosch has achieved the biggest debut weekend among all Amazon Original Series and is the most-watched title on Amazon Prime Instant Video, across movies and TV series […]

March Madness basketball on ESPN Player

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ESPNPlayer.com will bring UK and European viewers live and on-demand coverage of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (aka March Madness). Available on Mac, PC, iPad and through Samsung and LG smart TVs, ESPN Player’s coverage starts immediately and runs through five rounds to the National Championship game on April 6th. There is a strong British contingent in this year’s […]

‘New’ Apple TV this autumn

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Apple is set to relaunch Apple TV this autumn and is in talks with ABC, CBS and Fox to bring around 25 channels to the service. The service will be available across all devices powered by Apple’s iOS operating system, including iPhones, iPads and Apple TV set-top boxes, the WSJ reports. The news comes just a couple of weeks after […]

HBO Now on Cablevision

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Cablevision has confirmed it will be the first cableco to offer HBO’s new steaming-only service, HBO Now, to its customers in the coming weeks. Cablevision didn’t disclose the deal’s terms or how much it’ll charge its customers. HBO said it will launch its HBO Now service early next month — in time for Season 5 of Game of Thrones — […]

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