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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

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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 Skystore.com 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 […]

Accenture: Traditional TV on the wane

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The television’s popularity as the go-to entertainment device may be ending, according to ‘Digital Video and the Connected Consumer’, a research report from Accenture. The television was the only product category to see uniform, double-digit usage declines across different types of media worldwide among viewers of nearly all ages. It is rapidly being replaced as consumers turn to a combination […]

Netflix: Global service would cut piracy

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Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix, believes a global video-streaming service would cut down on piracy considerably. According to Overclocked3D, the Netflix boss is in favour of a worldwide service because it would remove the incentive to use a VPN, eliminating the problem at its root. “The VPN thing is a small little asterisk compared to piracy,” Hastings said. “Piracy […]

maxdome adds Sony content

German VoD service maxdome has signed an agreement with Sony Pictures Television for the digital rights to more than 700 TV series and movies. The deal will see around 130 movies and TV series from the studio being added each year to the maxdome package. Titles include Tarantino movie Django Unchained and TV series The Big C and Tudors. Some […]

Amazon Prime HDR content

Amazon has revealed that its Prime Instant Video streaming service will support high dynamic range (HDR) content later this year. “4K Ultra-HD was just the beginning – we’re excited that Prime members will soon be able to view movies and TV shows including Amazon Originals in HDR quality,” commented Michael Paull, vice president of Digital Video at Amazon. “HDR is […]

Bonnier, Ericsson collaborate on Nordic VoD

Ericsson has been selected to provide the online video platform to the OTT and live SVoD service, currently being developed by Bonnier Broadcasting, a business area within the Bonnier Group. The multi-year deal will see Ericsson provide a number of managed services including content management and preparation, digital rights management, subscriber management and billing and advertising insertion for multiple devices […]

maxdome acquires Disney content

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maxdome, the German VoD service, has agreed a deal with The Walt Disney Company for the rights to a range of blockbuster films and new seasons of hit series, episodes of which will be made available soon after their first run. The agreement provides maxdome subscribers new episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, Castle, Criminal Minds and Devious Maids one week before […]

HBO GO standalone for Hong Kong

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From April 13th, anyone in Hong Kong can subscribe to HBO GO, an OTT service offering unlimited access to a library of HBO and CINEMAX Original content. HBO GO was first launched in Hong Kong in 2013 for Now TV’s HBO subscribers free of charge. The streaming service will now be extended to users without them having to commit to […]

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