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Australia: BBC content on Google Play

BBC Worldwide content is to be made available to purchase on download from the Google Play platform in Australia. Shows including Doctor Who, Frozen Planet and Sherlock will be available. Individual episodes will cost A$2.99 (€2.09), with entire seasons offered to consumers via the download-to-own platform. More titles will be added on a regular basis. “Making the BBC’s content more […]

Netflix confirms TWC payment

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Netflix has confirmed it is paying another US cable provider to guarantee better bandwidth for its subscribers. Netflix said: “We reached an agreement with Time Warner Cable in June and began the interconnection between our networks this month.” The deal comes after similar agreements with Comcast, Verizon and AT&T in the US – meaning Netflix now pays fees to all […]

HBO GO on UPC DTH

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UPC DTH, a satellite television provider in Central and Eastern Europe, is adding streaming service HBO GO for all its HBO customers on UPC Direct in Hungary and freeSAT in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Available from September 1st, UPC DTH will provide to its HBO Pak and HBO MaxPak customers instant and unlimited access to exclusive content via Internet […]

1m subs for Netherlands Netflix

One million Dutch people are estimated to have a paid Netflix subscription for watching video online. A survey of 6,600 people found that seven per cent had access to a Netflix account. The survey, published by Telecompaper, suggests a near doubling of Netflix subscription figures in the country for the final quarter of 2013, which was 4 per cent. The exact […]

YOU On Demand partners with Dr Peng

YOU On Demand, a VoD service provider in China delivering Hollywood movies to mobile and TV screens, has signed a distribution and service agreement with Beijing Hiveview Technolgy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dr. Peng Telecom and Media Group. Dr. Peng Group is the largest independent broadband service provider in China with 8 million broadband homes across the country. Under […]

WWE Network goes global

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The WWE Network is now available in over 170 countries and territories, including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Spain and the Nordics, among others. The network is expected to go live in the UK this October, and will roll out in Italy, UAE, Germany, Japan, India, China, Thailand and Malaysia in the near future. For $9.99 (€7.48) per […]

Massive Interactive Dendy Cinema VoD

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Massive Interactive, a specialist in platform software and design for multiscreen entertainment, has rolled out the Dendy Direct Video on Demand platform for Dendy Cinemas. Dendy Direct has been built exclusively by Massive Interactive using its Massivision Managed Video Platform (MVP), a fully hosted multi-screen video delivery platform for ‘TV Everywhere’. Dendy Cinemas is the first cinema chain in Australia […]

Every Premier League club On Demand with Sky

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Sky Sports On Demand is launching a section dedicated to every Barclays Premier League club, allowing fans to catch up on programming and features on their club at any time. For the first time, viewers will be able to choose from 20 different club sections in the on demand section on the Sky+HD box, offering fans a selection of programming […]

Drama series drive SVoD

Research from GfK reveals, for the first time, consumption data at a title level for programmes viewed on subscription-video-on-demand (SVoD) services in the US and UK as well as key facts about sign-up that reveal the importance of access to large content libraries and the ability to watch anytime playing a key role. In the UK, Breaking Bad is a […]

US video entertainment spend $123bn in 2015

The overall US video entertainment market (subscription pay-TV, box office, packaged home video, Pay-TV VoD and paid-for online video) continues to grow in low single digits, reaching $120 billion in 2013 – a 2 per cent increase on 2012 – and is on track to peak at $123 billion in 2015, according to the latest industry report from Futuresource Consulting. […]

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