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Netflix denies 2015 Spain launch

Netflix will not arrive in Spain next year. The Communications Director of the company, Jonathan Friedland, has reportedly denied that the company is going to break into Spain as despite reports. In stories sourced to smart TV makers, Netflix had reportedly planned to enter Spain by the end of 2015, reversing its decision not to come to this market on […]

Hulu expands MGM deal

At the end of a week that saw it agree deals with ABC and Fox to bolster its content exclusivity, US online entertainment streaming service Hulu has revealed that as part of a broader deal with MGM, it has acquired the exclusive subscription streaming rights to breakout hit Fargo. In a blog post, Lisa Holme Director, Content Acquisition advised that […]

Oz watchdog consults on Foxtel/Seven JV


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is seeking views on the proposed subscription video on demand (SVoD) joint venture between pay-TV platform Foxtel and Seven Network. The pair propose to enter into a joint venture collectively to produce and supply a stand-alone service, marketed as ‘Presto Entertainment’. The ACCC’s investigation is focused on the impact on competition. In particular, […]

Numericable DTO service

Numericable-SFR (Altice) has announced the launch of a pay to keep download service after signing agreements with five international studios and production companies. This service has been added to Numericable’s LaBox Fibre and offers 120 titles at launch, with movies from 20th Century Fox, francetv distribution, Gaumont, Dreamworks and Disney libraries. The films are accessible through Numericable’s new online “Videostore” […]

Ultra-HD on Amazon Instant Video

Amazon Instant Video users can now watch blockbuster movies, hit TV shows and Amazon Original Series in Ultra-HD picture quality. Ultra-HD movies and TV shows are accessible through the Amazon Instant Video app on compatible Ultra-HD smart TVs. Available at no additional cost to their membership, Amazon Prime members can now binge watch Amazon Original Series including the Golden Globe […] 220% increase in UK users

Wuaki, the movie and TV series streaming service, saw significant company growth in the UK during 2014. now has over 400,000 registered users in the UK as of December 2014, a 220 per cent increase over the last 12 months. Company revenues have also increased 212 per cent during this period. has also grown at the global level, […]

Fox boost for Hulu

Hot on the heels of agreeing a deal for exclusive ABC content, US online entertainment streaming service has revealed what it describes as a landmark agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution for FX Networks’ Original Series Produced by FX Productions. The agreement will make Hulu the subscription video on-demand (SVOD) home to the largest selection of FX Networks content […]

Kilar unveils web video service Vessel


Jason Kilar, former CEO of online entertainment streaming service Hulu, has revealed further details of web video operation Vessel which aims to provide early access to the web’s best short-form videos through a low-priced subscription service. In a blog post, The First Window for Web Video, Kilar notes that over the past few months, there has been a fair amount […]

SVoD market bigger than DVDs in 2015


The shift from physical discs to digital video is now clear from both time spent with the media and revenue generated by them, according to Colin Dixon at nScreenMedia, who has analysed recent reporting trends. According to Nielsen there are still 139 million people that use a DVD or Blu-Ray player in the US, and household penetration of the devices […]

Netflix set for 30% US subs growth decline

As 2014 comes to a close, Strategy Analytics thoughts begin to turn towards the trends and events that will shape the digital media landscape in the coming year. In a new report, Top Ten Digital Media Predictions for 2015, Strategy Analytics Digital Media Strategies (DMS) service highlights the trends and events that will shape OTT video, cloud gaming, digital music, […]

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