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Cord-cutters are few, but most are streaming too

To gain a better understanding of how US consumers are using streaming video services to supplement or replace traditional pay-TV services, Consumer Reports surveyed a representative sample of more than…

NHK World TV doubles VoD output

NHK World TV, the global news and information channel from Japan’s public broadcaster, is doubling the amount of VoD programming to reflect the significant increase in demand from viewers around…

42% of US adults’ TV time is streamed

42% of US adults’ TV time is streamed

Consumers’ video streaming behaviour has fundamentally changed the competitive landscape of  the TV industry. Media companies now find themselves in a battle for attention, engagement, and audiences. To understand this…

France: Netflix original FTA on TF1

Netflix has announced that the first two episodes of its original series Marseille will be broadcast on French TV channel TF1 on May 12th – a week after all 8…

Netflix CEO “open mind” on downloads

Netflix CEO “open mind” on downloads

Netflix has thus far resisted offering subscribers the choice to download and watch its shows offline, but that could change in the future. CEO Reed Hastings said the company was…

comScore claims cross-platform ratings

comScore has completed the first round of development of its cross-platform ratings, and is now showing the results to clients for private preview. The company says this first release of…

Survey: Big linear opportunity for OTT providers

“Broadcast is alive, well, and continues to deliver value in today’s fragmented ecosystem,” asserted Howard Horowitz, president of Horowitz Research, at the  Online Video Conference at the NAB Show in…

30% of SVoD films in Europe are of European origin

A report from the European Audiovisual Observatory reveals that 27 per cent of films available on VoD in the EU are European productions, compared with 59 per cent for US…

Netflix shares fall on Q1s

Netflix shares fall on Q1s

Netflix has unveiled its Q1, saying it had added a global net increase of 6.47 million subscribers during the quarter. This was better than its previous ‘best ever’ quarter (Q2/2015)…

Netflix reveals HDR titles

Neil Hunt, Chief Product Officer at Netflix, has revealed a raft of titles the service is planning to make available in both Dolby Vision and HDR formats. Writing in the…