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Pay-TV stays top revenue source to 2018


IDATE has released the latest version of its TV and video services worldwide market report analysing changes in viewer habits, TV access networks (terrestrial, satellite, cable, IPTV) and revenue sources (linear TV, pay-TV, DVD, Blu-ray, VoD) in more than 40 countries. The report’s project manager, Florence Le Borgne, comments that, “even though we are watching more video than ever before, […]

Netflix an acquisition target?

Investment bankers Mediatech Capital Partners (MCP) believe that Netflix is now firmly a potential acquisition target. Porter Bibb, MCP’s managing partner, speaking on Bloomberg TV, told viewers that Netflix’s 50 million-plus subscribers – and growing – might put financial pressures on Reed Hastings, Netflix’s founder. “Netflix [share price fell] but it is still very, very vital. It has 50 million […]

DiCaprio documentary for Netflix

Django Unchained

Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way has teamed with Netflix to release gorilla documentary Virunga. The wildlife film, directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, follows park rangers as they struggle to protect gorillas in Africa’s oldest national park. “Films like Virunga are powerful stories that are a window into the incredible cultural and natural diversity of our world, the forces that […]

Pay-channels for Rabbit TV


FreeCast has embraced a la carte programming and begun offering premium pay-channels through its Rabbit TV Plus. This comes on the heels of HBO’s announcement that it will be offering a standalone version of its online TV service HBO GO. Rabbit TV will now include offerings from the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, WWE and tennis, news channels such as Glenn […]

Sky Go boosts BSkyB Q1

BSkyB has posted results for the three months to the end of September showing a record 309,000 users signing up to its Sky Go Extra service, which allows subscribers to watch programmes on portable devices when away from home. The number of On Demand downloads has more than trebled to almost 257 million in the quarter. Sky Go now reaches […]

Canal Plus launches Yomvi Play

Spain’s Canal Plus is refocusing its OTT service Yomvi on VoD content. To this end, Canal Plus has launched Yomvi Play with a selection of series and TV movies at a fee of €6 per month when the promotional period comes to an end by the end of the year. Yomvi Play is available on PCs, smartphones, tablets and LG […]

NBC Universal content for TalkTalk

TalkTalk has agreed a deal with NBCUniversal to bring a new content package to TalkTalk TV customers. The package, branded TVBox, will give on demand box sets of hit US TV series including Suits, Grimm and all seven seasons of 30 Rock to users of YouView from TalkTalk. TVBox Boost is a bespoke package created by NBCUniversal tailored to TalkTalk’s […]

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.

Quest OD for YouView

Quest, the FTA factual entertainment TV channel, is making its programmes available to watch on YouView for seven days after broadcast. Quest’s top programmes will be made accessible with YouView, effective immediately, via thenew on demand player, Quest OD and YouView’s seven day scroll back function within the programme guide. Quest OD will show new and exclusive series such as […]

Viacom: TV Everywhere ‘additive’ to viewing

According to Stuart Schneiderman, Consumer Insights and Measurement, Viacom Media Networks, while still nascent in terms of awareness and usage, TV Everywhere (TVE) presents a significant opportunity for brands to grow and strengthen their relationships with fans. Writing in the company blog, Schneiderman notes that the TV Everywhere experience is defined as watching full-length TV programmes on sites and apps […]

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