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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 […]

France: Government to shorten VoD release window

The French Minister of Culture, Aurélie Filippetti, has vowed to make the release of feature films to television easier, and to make films available more quickly on SVoD platforms. Two months ahead the anticipated arrival of Netflix in France, the French government wants to help local VoD and SVoD platforms to grow and promote their services. Talking to daily Le […]

Lego Movie lands on TalkTalk TV

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TalkTalk, Britain’s fastest growing TV service brings box office hit has revealed that box office hit The Lego Movie is now available to its one million TV customers. The first ever full-length Lego adventure is available to both TalkTalk’s Plus and Essentials TV customers to rent for 48 hours for £4. The movie, which was a huge cinema success, generating […]

Mediaset Infinity VoD on Chromecast

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Infinity, the VoD service of Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset, is now available on Chromecast. Users of Google’s streaming media device, launched in Italy last March for €35.00, can access Infinity’s catalogue of movies and TV series. The subscription costs €6.99 per month for access via tablet, smartphone or PC, while the subscription for viewing on the TV set is €9.99. […]

Disney deal for Netflix Canada

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Netflix Canada and The Walt Disney Studios have agreed a multi-year licensing deal that will bring first-run Disney live-action and animated films to the online streaming service. Starting in mid-2015, Netflix subscribers throughout the country will be able to watch new movies from Disney’s live action division, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Disneynature and DreamWorks […]

India: Eros, Hathway launch Broadband Movies

Eros International, a global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, has announced the launch of movie streaming service, ‘Broadband Movies’, a partnership between Hathway Cable and Datacom one of the leading cable television services provider in India. The streaming service will enable Hathway Broadband customers to watch movies from the Eros Now platform on multiple devices like smart- TVs, […]

Online movie revenues set to increase

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The online movie market is set to evolve into a key distribution channel according to a report from Research and Markets. Consumers pay to access online movies using a range of payment models including Electronic Sell Through (EST) / Download To Own (DTO); Online Rental; or Online Subscription Services / Subscription VoD (SVoD). Looking at the period from 2014 to […]

Amazon to test ‘binge’ model

Amazon is to follow the method of fellow streaming service Netflix by releasing all episodes of an upcoming series simultaneously. The TV studio division of the online retailer will release all 10 episodes of its new comedy Transparent at the same time in September in a move that reflects the ‘binge’ model taken by many Netflix users. Amazon has already […]

Amazon Prime invests heavily in kids’ content

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Amazon has revealed further investment in kids’ content via eight new deals with leading distributors of children’s programming. The deals will see Amazon launching and retaining thousands of episodes of series aimed at a younger audience on the Prime Instant Video movie and TV streaming service, and follows the success of Beware the Batman – the first series aimed at […]

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