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Motive primes US Tablet Television launch

Motive

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”

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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

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 […]

NAGRA enables OTT/DTT for Vodafone Spain

NAGRA, the Kudelski Group digital TV business and independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, has announced that its QuickStart Hybrid solution is enabling a combined OTT and DTT offering for Vodafone España,  a provider of unified communications services including voice, messaging, mobile data and fixed broadband services. NAGRA’s end-to-end QuickStart Hybrid allows Vodafone Spain fixed line and […]

Netflix Ultra-HD price hike

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Netflix is to charge an extra $3 a month to new users in the US to view its 4K output, but the Ultra-HD content will be available for no additional fee when subscribing to its $11.99 ‘family’ bundle. “We decided to move 4K UHD video into our four-stream plan for new members who sign up and care about the highest-quality […]

Starz goes international OTT

Starz, the US pay-TV network, has struck a deal to build an OTT service that will launch in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America. The company is creating the international Starz Play service with Peter Ekelund’s Parsifal Entertainment, which helped launch HBO’s streaming service in Nordic countries. “What we focused on is how quickly and dramatically HBO succeeded […]

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