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7 in 10 Netflix subs watch original programming

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Netflix’s investment in original content seems to be paying off, according to marketing analytics firm Centris. A survey – Centris Evolution of Video Tracking – asking Netflix subscribers about their viewing of original programming since Q1 2014 reveals that seven in ten have watched at least some original programming. Social media buzz, including that around Emmy nominations and awards received, […]

Netflix 5m LatAm subs

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, speaking at a press event, revealed that the streaming service has surpassed five million subscribers in Latin America. Netflix launched in the region in 2011 and initially had issues with payment methods in various territories, but has introduced gift-card and other new payment systems including branded products. Hastings did not reveal how many were paying subscribers, […]

EPIX premium TV app on Chromecast

Premium entertainment network EPIX is launching its EPIX app on Google Chromecast, the latest step in its continued leadership in the expansion of TV Everywhere. EPIX was the first premium network to launch on XBOX 360, PlayStation, iOS, Android tablets, Windows 8.1 and Roku players. Authenticated subscribers will have streaming access to EPIX’s unmatched, on-demand mix of over 3,000 movies […]

Wuaki.tv steps up expansion plans

Spanish OTT service Wuaki.tv is intensifying its expansion and plans to be available in 15 countries by the end of 2015. The service, launched in Spain in 2010 and bought two years later by Japan’s Rakuten, is now present in four markets: Spain, France, UK and Germany. Wuaki.TV is also strengthening its content with several agreements with US majors and […]

Amazon Prime for Austria

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Amazon has launched its Prime Instant Video streaming service in Austria. The Austrian service is currently only available via a Prime bundle for €49 a year, giving premium shipping on its shopping website, a free e-book each month and full access to the Prime Instant Video service. The service also launches with a 30 day free trial. Amazon said the […]

Canada: Disney content for Shomi

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Shomi, the Canadian VoD service, has signed content distribution agreements with The Walt Disney Studios and The Disney/ABC Television Group. Shomi will now offers a selection of classic Disney family favourites, including 102 Dalmatians, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Chronicles of Narnia mvoies as well as popular movies such as The Prestige and Gone in Sixty Seconds. In addition, shomi […]

Collections from ITV on TalkTalk TV

TalkTalk TV has worked with ITV to create a package offering homes more of their favourite ITV shows on demand. Collections from ITV gives YouView from TalkTalk homes access to over 200 hours of shows such as Birds of a Feather, The Bletchley Circle, Celebrity Juice, Hell’s Kitchen USA and all 7 season of Lewis as well as much more. With Collections from ITV TalkTalk […]

NATPE, CEA continue viewing research project

NATPE||Content First and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) have for a second consecutive year jointly commissioned a consumer research study, this time to gather insight into the content discovery process and alternatives to live TV viewing. Findings from the two-phase study will be presented in two co-branded research reports at the 2015 International CES and NATPE||Miami in January 2015 with […]

4K TVoD service from Samsung and M-GO

Samsung Electronics America and video on demand platform M-GO – a joint venture between Technicolor and DreamWorks Animation- have confirmed the availability of M-Go’s ultra-high-definition (UHD) content library on Samsung’s range of UHD TVs. This partnership brings a next generation content experience to Samsung UHD TV owners and represents the first UHD transactional video on demand streaming service to be […]

Sony unveils cloud-based PlayStation Vue

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Sony Network Entertainment International and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) have unveiled PlayStation Vue, a cloud-based TV service that Sony says “reinvents the television experience”. “Everyday TV is about to become extraordinary with our new cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment and Group Executive in charge of the Network Entertainment Business. […]

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