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Australia: Netflix cheaper because of piracy?


Australia’s penchant for pirated content may have inadvertently scored the country a better deal on Netflix pricing, judging by comments from its chief financial officer, David Wells. In a call to investors, Wells said the company reduced the price of subscriptions to its video streaming service in countries with a high prevalence of piracy in order to stay competitive. “Piracy is […]

Amazon streams Orphan Black for free

In celebration of the upcoming third season of BBC America’s Orphan Black, Amazon will stream the first season for free today (April 17th). The free day is open to all Amazon customers – not just Prime subscribers – and will be available on the Amazon Instant Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices. “Orphan Black has been extremely […]

Netflix passes 60m subs

Netflix added more subscribers than projected in the US and abroad during the first quarter, with the news sending its shares up nearly 12 per cent. Net subscriber additions rose 22 per cent year-over-year to 4.88 million in the March quarter, beating the company’s forecast of 4.05 million. The company has been aggressively building its overseas presence as growth slows […]

Vodafone One first convergent offer


A year after the €7.2 billion acquisition of Spain’s largest cable company ONO, Vodafone is launching its first convergent offer – including fixed and mobile telephony, broadband Internet access and TV – under the brand of ‘Vodafone One’, available from April 20th. Vodafone One will cost from €43 to €83 and will rely on both FTTH and HFC to reach […]

ProSiebenSat.1 free catch-up


German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has launched its new catch-up TV service. Branded ‘7TV’, the streaming service offers free access to a range of content from its TV channels including ProSieben, kabel eins, sixx, Sat.1 Gold and ProSieben Maxx. The programmes will be available for seven days after broadcast. In contrast to the app where users have to pay for access to […]

Yoga SVoD for FiOS

Verizon FiOS and Gaiam TV, an innovator of online streaming yoga and inspirational video content, are announcing the launch of Gaiam TV Fit & Yoga, an SVoD service providing Verizon FiOS customers with access to premium yoga and fitness training at home on the television, and on the go with the FiOS Mobile App. Gaiam TV Fit & Yoga offers US […]

CanalPlay, Disney launching French SVoD

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CanalPlay, the Canal+ Group’s streaming service, has agreed a deal with Disney France to launch Maker On Demand, a new product offering from Maker Studios. Available at no additional cost, nor commitment to CanalPlay subscribers and featuring short-form video from Maker’s portfolio of content, Maker On Demand will launch in the summer of 2015. CanalPlay will be the first SVoD […]

Netherlands: 1 in 10 subscribe to Netflix

Eleven per cent of Dutch households had a Netflix subscription in Q4 2014, according to research from Telecompaper. Local streaming video services Videoland Unlimited and NLziet are much less popular, with only a fraction of the subscribers. A quarter of all Netflix customers are still in their free trial. Nevertheless, Netflix seems well able to convert customers to a paid […]

Sky expands Buy & Keep service to all


Sky has expanded its Buy & Keep service to all Sky Store customers in the UK and Ireland, not just Sky+HD subscribers. The service sees users receive a free DVD copy of any film they order digitally. The movie is sent out in DVD format a few days after the customer purchases a Buy & Keep movie through or […]

Only 7.5% rate linear TV to remain important

TV Connect, the connected entertainment event, has revealed the results of the Connected100 Survey, which reveals that data-driven video services will help tailor the consumer experience and open the door for programmatic TV advertising. Video services are also expected to enable end users to publish User-Generated Content that will become an integral part of the content offering, enabling consumers to […]

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