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7 in 10 Netflix subs watch original programming

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Netflix’s investment in original content seems to be paying off, according to marketing analytics firm Centris. A survey – Centris Evolution of Video Tracking – asking Netflix subscribers about their viewing of original programming since Q1 2014 reveals that seven in ten have watched at least some original programming. Social media buzz, including that around Emmy nominations and awards received, […]

iPlayer receives 318m requests in October

October saw 318 million programme requests on BBC iPlayer, the second highest monthly request figure ever (only March 2014 has beaten this, with 320 million). Average daily requests increased in October to 10.2 million, also close to record-beating. The proportion of requests across the 4 screens remained fairly stable in October, with computers delivering 30 per cent of requests, tablets […]

Netflix 5m LatAm subs

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, speaking at a press event, revealed that the streaming service has surpassed five million subscribers in Latin America. Netflix launched in the region in 2011 and initially had issues with payment methods in various territories, but has introduced gift-card and other new payment systems including branded products. Hastings did not reveal how many were paying subscribers, […]

EPIX premium TV app on Chromecast

Premium entertainment network EPIX is launching its EPIX app on Google Chromecast, the latest step in its continued leadership in the expansion of TV Everywhere. EPIX was the first premium network to launch on XBOX 360, PlayStation, iOS, Android tablets, Windows 8.1 and Roku players. Authenticated subscribers will have streaming access to EPIX’s unmatched, on-demand mix of over 3,000 movies […]

French consumer body sues Netflix

French consumer organisation the CLCV (Consommation, logement et cadre de vie), is suing Netflix, claiming that the subscription video service does not comply with French law. In a statement, the CLCV said it is suing the streaming service before a Paris court, accusing the service, which is running its French operations from Luxembourg, of not abiding by French consumer laws. […]

Amazon prepping ad-supported streaming service?

Amazon is rumoured to be launching a free, ad-supported  video streaming service separate from Amazon Prime, according to The New York Post. The report comes from a potential advertiser on the service that said the aim of the service would be to increase its market share against Netflix. According to the report, the service would run alongside the Amazon Prime Instant […]

Kabillion VoD on Cablevision

Kabillion, the independently-owned free kids’ VoD network in the US, has finalised a deal with Cablevision’s Optimum TV and is now available in over 50 million homes in the US.  This marks a threefold increase since launch for Kabillion, an Emmy Award-winning network owned by Splash Entertainment, with views for 2014 now over 65 million. “In the past six months […]

Wuaki.tv steps up expansion plans

Spanish OTT service Wuaki.tv is intensifying its expansion and plans to be available in 15 countries by the end of 2015. The service, launched in Spain in 2010 and bought two years later by Japan’s Rakuten, is now present in four markets: Spain, France, UK and Germany. Wuaki.TV is also strengthening its content with several agreements with US majors and […]

Amazon Prime for Austria

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Amazon has launched its Prime Instant Video streaming service in Austria. The Austrian service is currently only available via a Prime bundle for €49 a year, giving premium shipping on its shopping website, a free e-book each month and full access to the Prime Instant Video service. The service also launches with a 30 day free trial. Amazon said the […]

Canada: Disney content for Shomi

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Shomi, the Canadian VoD service, has signed content distribution agreements with The Walt Disney Studios and The Disney/ABC Television Group. Shomi will now offers a selection of classic Disney family favourites, including 102 Dalmatians, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Chronicles of Narnia mvoies as well as popular movies such as The Prestige and Gone in Sixty Seconds. In addition, shomi […]

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