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MoMedia signs VoD deal for 5,000 movies

MoMedia TV, a digital media company and provider of VoD services, has secured a deal to process 5000 Films with Infostrada Creative Technology, Holland. The deal enables its Loopr VoD service to deliver substantial discounts to rights holders wanting to distribute VoD onto services including iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Samsung, and Xbox amongst others. Focused on aggregating ‘localised’ content for […]

Telefonica adds ‘smart home’ services

Telefonica is enhancing its convergent offers with new packages to be launched later this year that will include 5 or 6 services; TV, broadband and fixed and mobile telephony – with the addition of home security services (home alarms), home automation and video games in the cloud. The Spanish telco will also strengthen its TV offer with the launch of […]

Wuaki.TV launches in France

Japanese group Rakuten has confirmed it will soon launch its VoD streaming platform Wuaki.TV in France. The service will be beta tested throughout September, before being rolled out to the public in early October, specifically targeting the 20 million customers of PriceMinister, the French e-commerce website that it also owns. France will be the third country, after Spain in 2010 […]

Netflix disrupts video distribution models

At a time when Netflix is shaking up classic video distribution models, IDATE has released its latest report on the future of television, delivering an analysis of ongoing disruptions in TV content distribution. It explores

Netflix acquires SVOD rights to Batman ‘Gotham’ series


Netflix and Warner Bros have confirmed an agreement that makes Netflix the exclusive subscription VoD home of the highly anticipated series, Gotham, in each of the territories in which the Internet TV network current operates – and select other territories. Each season of the series will be available to Netflix members following linear broadcast beginning in 2015. “In this era […]

Netflix targets 30% French market in 5 years

Reed Hastings

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, speaking to French daily newspapers, has said the company is aiming to capture 10 per cent of French subscribing households within two to five years, and one third from five to 10 years from now. The service launches in France on September 15th. This despite, so far, failing to agree a deal with pay-TV or broadband […]

Netflix to produce German content


Netflix will produce an original series in Germany, according to CEO Reed Hastings. Hastings told German news magazine Der Spiegel that the company “will certainly also produce in Germany” – one of the six European markets in which it is set to launch imminently. Hastings also told the magazine that his priority was to “understand the viewing habits” of Germany […]

World Cup brings 230m+ iPlayer requests in July


BBC’s iPlayer saw 231 million requests in July. As the World Cup drew to a close, all three of the final matches made it into the top 20 most requested programmes, with the Germany v Brazil match generating 1.2 million requests, once again boosting live requests to 15 per cent of the total for TV – on a par with […]

Netflix pays $2m per episode for The Blacklist


From September 6th, the first season of NBC’s The Blacklist will be available to stream on Netflix. Netflix has entered into what is understood to be the “biggest subscription video-on-demand deal” in history according to Deadline, with Sony Pictures TV receiving $2 million per episode for Season 1, and all future seasons of the series starring James Spader. Sony TV […]

Samsung commits to global 4K


Amazon’s 2014 original series line-up will soon be available to stream via Samsung Ultra-HD TVs with the launch of the Amazon 4K video streaming service. Samsung has confirmed that Amazon’s Ultra-HD VoD service will launch globally on its 4K TVs in October. Samsung has also announced that the Netflix Ultra-HD Service is expanding in Europe, after being made available in […]

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