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November launch for Wuaki.tv Germany

Wuaki

Spain-based VoD provider Wuaki.tv will launch in Germany on November 25th, COO Josep Mitjà has confirmed. The online streaming video service provides movies and TV series which can be rented individually for a 48 hour period or for permanent ownership. A subscription service is currently not planned for the German market. Wuaki.tv launched in France in September and intends to […]

Gartner: Dominance of pay-TV masks VoD growth

While pay-TV is the biggest segment of the overall consumer video services market, accounting for 96.3 per cent of total spending in 2014 and 94.2 percent by 2018, subscription video on demand (S-VoD) is a growing market. Fernando Elizalde, principal research analyst at Gartner, was quizzed about the current and future state of the S-VoD market and how consumers’ behaviours […]

Tribeca, Lionsgate team for SVoD

In a move to offer premium content to a growing online audience, next generation global content specialist Lionsgate, and Tribeca Enterprises, a diversified global media company which owns and operates the Tribeca Film Festival, have partnered to launch a subscription video-on-demand (SVoD) service. The service, called Tribeca Short List, will encompass a prestigious selection of Lionsgate and Tribeca titles as […]

Pay-TV stays top revenue source to 2018

pay-tv-money

IDATE has released the latest version of its TV and video services worldwide market report analysing changes in viewer habits, TV access networks (terrestrial, satellite, cable, IPTV) and revenue sources (linear TV, pay-TV, DVD, Blu-ray, VoD) in more than 40 countries. The report’s project manager, Florence Le Borgne, comments

Netflix an acquisition target?

Investment bankers Mediatech Capital Partners (MCP) believe that Netflix is now firmly a potential acquisition target. Porter Bibb, MCP’s managing partner, speaking on Bloomberg TV, told viewers that Netflix’s 50 million-plus subscribers – and growing – might put financial pressures on Reed Hastings, Netflix’s founder. “Netflix [share price fell] but it is still very, very vital. It has 50 million […]

DiCaprio documentary for Netflix

Django Unchained

Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way has teamed with Netflix to release gorilla documentary Virunga. The wildlife film, directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, follows park rangers as they struggle to protect gorillas in Africa’s oldest national park. “Films like Virunga are powerful stories that are a window into the incredible cultural and natural diversity of our world, the forces that […]

Pay-channels for Rabbit TV

True-Detective

FreeCast has embraced a la carte programming and begun offering premium pay-channels through its Rabbit TV Plus. This comes on the heels of HBO’s announcement that it will be offering a standalone version of its online TV service HBO GO. Rabbit TV will now include offerings from the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, WWE and tennis, news channels such as Glenn […]

Sky Go boosts BSkyB Q1

BSkyB has posted results for the three months to the end of September showing a record 309,000 users signing up to its Sky Go Extra service, which allows subscribers to watch programmes on portable devices when away from home. The number of On Demand downloads has more than trebled to almost 257 million in the quarter. Sky Go now reaches […]

Canal Plus launches Yomvi Play

Spain’s Canal Plus is refocusing its OTT service Yomvi on VoD content. To this end, Canal Plus has launched Yomvi Play with a selection of series and TV movies at a fee of €6 per month when the promotional period comes to an end by the end of the year. Yomvi Play is available on PCs, smartphones, tablets and LG […]

Netflix eyes Australia, NZ

Netflix has admitted a strong interest in bringing its streaming service to Australia and New Zealand. Speaking at MIPCOM in Cannes, Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos described both countries as “very attractive territories that are English speaking and love US content”. Report suggest Netflix is gearing up to launch simultaneously in both countries in the second quarter of 2015.

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