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Australia: No evidence of cord-cutting

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Using the Internet has almost eclipsed watching TV as Australian’s preferred source of entertainment and reading the news online has overtaken reading it in print, according to more than 2300 Australians surveyed for Deloitte’s annual media consumer survey. The key findings of this third annual survey into how Australians across four generations and five age groups prefer to consume media […]

ITV boosted by online, denies Liberty bid

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Total revenues at ITV are up 7 per cent to £1.225 billion (€1.45bn). Online, Pay & Interactive revenues were up 20 per cent to £67 million whilst total ITV Studios revenues rose 2 per cent to £402 million. ITV said it delivered a ‘good’ performance in the first half of the year with revenue growth across the business and double […]

Netflix Spain debut in 2015

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Netflix reportedly plans to enter into Spain by the end of 2015, reversing its decision not to come to market on the grounds of a high piracy level and the lack of a significant pay-TV penetration. Netflix is currently expanding in Europe where it is already present in the UK, the Netherlands, Ireland and four Nordic countries – Denmark, Sweden, […]

Asia Pacific OTT TV to surge to $10bn

Asia Pacific online TV and video revenues (over fixed broadband networks) will reach $10.19 billion in 2020; a huge increase from the $0.54 billion recorded in 2010 and $2.68 billion in 2013, according to a report from Digital TV Research. The OTT TV sector is on the brink of a huge take-off for the 14 countries covered in the Asia […]

Netflix pays for AT&T fast lane

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Netflix has agreed to pay AT&T to ensure its content is delivered to users smoothly. AT&T, which reached the agreement in May, said: “We’re now beginning to turn up the connections, a process that should be complete in the coming days.” Netflix has already reached similar agreements with Verizon and Comcast. In March, Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings hit out […]

Telefonica, Samsung Smart TV deal

Telefonica and Samsung have reached an agreement that will allow users to acquire Samsung Smart TV sets with the Movistar TV service integrated. With this deal both companies aim to strengthen their position in the Smart TV market combining content with last generation TV sets. “This represents a new business model that enables our telecomunications system to go beyond the […]

Crossing Lines Season 2 exclusive to Amazon Prime Instant Video

Amazon Prime Instant Video and Tandem Communications (a STUDIOCANAL company) have announced that season two of the unique global crime drama, Crossing Lines, will have its World Premiere on Amazon Prime Instant Video, Friday 15th August 2014. All 12 episodes of the series will be exclusively available to Amazon Prime Instant Video customers in the UK for unlimited streaming on […]

Amazon’s 3rd original kids’ TV series

Amazon’s third original kids’ series, Annedroids, is now available for unlimited streaming on Prime Instant Video at no additional cost to Prime members. Created by Emmy-nominated JJ Johnson and Sinking Ship Entertainment, and aimed at children aged four through seven, Annedroids is a live-action adventure series about a young female scientist, her human friends and their android assistants, and the […]

NOW TV on PS4

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Now TV has launched on PlayStation 4 bringing Sky Movies, Sky Sports and TV on-demand to Sony’s latest gaming console. To access the streaming service, users are required to purchase the relevant subscription, with a Sky Movies month pass available for £8.99, (€11.3) an Entertainment Month Pass for £4.99, and a Sky Sports day pass for £9.99. Gidion Katz, director […]

Frozen top 2014 VoD title

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Rentrak has revealed the top ten digital movie purchases and rentals of the first half of 2014 based on consumer transaction rate. The report includes Internet Video on Demand (iVOD) and electronic sell-through (EST), for both standard-definition and digital HD movie purchases and rentals. Disney’s “Frozen,” which won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film, was the number one digital […]

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