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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 […]

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 […]

55% of US broadband homes subscribe to OTT

Fifty-five per cent of US broadband households subscribe to an OTT video service, opening up new opportunities for cloud solutions, according to Parks Associates. “Over 50 per cent of US broadband households have at least one TV series that they ‘never miss,” said Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates. “Offering multiple content options is increasingly important as more consumers turn […]

YouView appoints Thexton CTO

On demand TV service YouView has appointed Nick Thexton as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Thexton is currently VP and CTO for Cisco’s Video Software Solutions group and was SVP and CTO at NDS prior to its acquisition by Cisco. Thexton began his career in broadcasting with time at Thames Television and Channel 4. He has a rich background […]

Wuaki.tv launches French VoD service

Wuaki

Wuaki.tv is launching September 26th its VoD service in France with a line-up of more than 2,000 cinema and TV titles available for streaming. After a month-long Beta test involving some 10,000 viewers, content will now be  available commercially for a PPV fee starting at €3.99. The new OTT service will be available via the web, smartphones, tablets, Chromecast, Xbox 360, […]

Peaky Blinders for Netflix US

Netflix has acquired the exclusive streaming rights for Peaky Blinders in the US. The first season of the BBC Two period gangster drama will be made available on the streaming service on September 30th, with the upcoming second season following in November. Peaky Blinders season 3 premieres on BBC Two in the UK on October 2nd.

OTT revenues $42bn by 2020

Global online TV and video revenues (over fixed broadband networks for 51 countries) will reach $42.34 billion in 2020; up from $3.96 billion recorded in 2010 and the $19.03 billion expected in 2014, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. The US will remain the dominant OTT TV territory for online TV and video revenues, according to the […]

Netflix to top 100m international subs

At last week’s CTAM Eurosummit in Copenhagen, Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, stated that the entertainment streaming service expected to achieve penetration of a third of homes seven years after launch. Extrapolating from this projection, Digital TV Research estimates that

Netflix to boost German video revenues to €7.4bn

Total consumer spend on video entertainment in Germany will increase by 2 per cent in 2014 to over €6.9 billion after 5 per cent growth in 2013, and is on course to reach a total of €7.4 billion by 2018, according to findings from research and knowledge-based consulting company Futuresource Consulting. This growth is primarily being driven by the continued […]

Viacom: Multi-screen viewership boosts fandom and loyalty

Findings from a recent Viacom study – Getting With the Program: TV’s Funnels, Paths and Hurdles – exploring how audiences discover, watch and become fans of TV shows, reveal that the proliferation of devices and sources is having a positive impact on viewership and fandom. Additionally, multi-screen viewers

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