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Netflix to boost German video revenues to €7.4bn

Total consumer spend on video entertainment in Germany will increase by 2 per cent in 2014 to over €6.9 billion after 5 per cent growth in 2013, and is on course to reach a total of €7.4 billion by 2018, according to findings from research and knowledge-based consulting company Futuresource Consulting. This growth is primarily being driven by the continued […]

Viacom: Multi-screen viewership boosts fandom and loyalty

Findings from a recent Viacom study – Getting With the Program: TV’s Funnels, Paths and Hurdles – exploring how audiences discover, watch and become fans of TV shows, reveal that the proliferation of devices and sources is having a positive impact on viewership and fandom. Additionally, multi-screen viewers

Only 1% of French use SVoD as Netflix debuts

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Subscription Video-on-demand (SVoD) usage is limited in France, with just 1 per cent of Internet users subscribing to a SVoD platform, according to the VOD 360 study by Mediametrie. Regular VoD is more attractive with 1 in 3 French people using it. VoD usage is more common amongst men, and the 25-35 demogrpahic has been

Social media driving Millennial TV viewing

A recent Omnibus survey gives insight into how Millennials aged 18-29 experience and find TV shows a full 76 per cent of Millennials report they discover new shows to watch from friends, family and social media, and 73 per cent still watch on a traditional TV set. In addition to watching on a traditional TV, 74 per cent also watch […]

C4 drops 4oD for All4

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Channel 4 is to make live streaming of its TV networks and on-demand service 4oD available in a new online hub All4, in an attempt to better exploit the growing trend in viewing on portable devices. The new initiative forms the next stage of Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham’s plan to keep connected with the broadcaster’s youth audience, for […]

FilmoTV launches FilmoMag

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French VoD platform FilmoTV has confirmed the launch of FilmoMag,  an on-demand channel dedicated to cinema and available across all screens as well as on Youtube. This service is available for €6.99 per month on PCs, on smart TVs (LG, Philips, Samsung, Sony), tablets, smartphones (Android and IOS), consoles (PS3, PS4), as well on Box Free, Numericable, Orange, TeVolution and […]

Movistar ups FTTH speed to 200 Mbps

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Telefonica’s Movistar is relying on its FTTH network to boost subscriptions and is increasing the speed of the service to 200 Mbps download and upload over the coming months. The symmetric 200 Mbps service will be replacing the current 100 Mbps download/10 Mbps upload service in an attempt to encourage more subscriptions to reach the year-end target of 10 million […]

Magine TV moves to subscription model

OTT TV provider Magine TV has confirmed it is migrating to a subscription model in Germany. Magine will offer a ‘Magic’ package including new content from pay-TV partners Sony, Discovery, Universal and Turner. Channels in the package include Boomerang, Sony Entertainment TV, Cartoon Network, Universal Channel, E! Entertainment, Nick Jr, Animal Planet, MTV Live, CNN International and Fuel TV among […]

Bell Media, Corus secure HBO SVoD

Canada’s Bell Media and Corus Entertainment have signed a multiplatform and SVoD agreement with US premium broadcaster HBO. The deal gives the broadcasting companies exclusive streaming rights to HBO’s entire past-season library for every series currently has on air. The shows include Game of Thrones, Girls, Veep and True Detective and will all be available to HBO Canada customers via […]

SeaChange for BBC Store

SeaChange International has announced that its SeaChange Cloud Adrenalin multi-screen television service has been selected by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, to support the launch of BBC Store. The new service will launch to UK consumers in 2015 and will include programmes not currently available online, including content no longer available on BBC iPlayer. “We selected SeaChange […]

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