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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

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


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 […]

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 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

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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 […]

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