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Bell Media brews Project Latte SVoD

Canadian multimedia group Bell Media has revealed plans to launch a new video streaming service devoted exclusively to the best content on television. The on-demand subscription service, currently code-named ‘Project Latte’, will feature thousands of hours of content representing TV’s top premium brands including HBO. With content from all key Hollywood major and independent studios, Project Latte does not duplicate […]

Verizon bundles free Netflix

Verizon Communications will be giving all new customers in the US a free one-year subscription to Netflix if they subscribe to its FiOS triple play service. The announcement follows Verizon’s failed partnership with Redbox to start its own streaming service, Redbox Instant. The service was launched in March 2013 but was shut down earlier this month. “The joint venture partners […]

Hulu, Viacom extend streaming deal

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Hulu and Viacom have extended their content deal to bring more shows to the online streaming platform. The expansion of the deal, which began in 2011, will bring more library episodes of shows from Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, BET, Logo, Spike, TVLand and others, and will add a selection of Latino kids’ programming in Spanish from Nickelodeon. Under the agreement, […]

YouTube considers ad-free subs model

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YouTube chief executive Susan Wojcicki, has said that YouTube is considering new ways to charge viewers for watching, as an alternative to seeing the advertising that has been YouTube’s main business model until now. “YouTube right now is ad-supported, which is great because it has enabled us to scale to a billion users; but there’s going to be a point […]

Hopster joins Freetime

Freesat, the subscription-free satellite TV service, has confirmed the launch of Hopster on Freetime, connected TV service. Hopster is Freesat’s first dedicated children’s On Demand player. Freesat already has ten dedicated children’s TV channels, including CBBC, CBeebies and CITV. The new pay player, created for Freetime by Hopster, provides customers with additional choice as they can now top up their […]

Australian online video ad market $780m by 2019

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Approximately 11.6 million Australian Internet users aged 15 to 65 have watched online video in the last six months. This represents a percentage of 83 per cent in 2014; an increase over 68 per cent in 2012. Frost & Sullivan’s latest report, Australian Online Video Market 2014 reveals that Australians aged 15 to 65 that watch video at least once […]

SVoD syndication worth $7bn in 2015

Analysts at RBC Capital Markets say that the likes of Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime – among others – will pay a massive $6.8 billion next year in signing syndication rights to movies and TV shows. This is a $1.6 billion uplift on this year’s $5.2 billion payment to Hollywood’s production studios. Moreover, senior analyst David Bank suggests that […]

NEON SVoD for NZ SKY

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New Zealand pay-TV operator SKY has announced the December launch of subscription video on demand (SVoD) service NEON, which it says will make it easy for Kiwis to access great entertainment, offering exclusive TV series, hundreds of movies, great factual entertainment, documentaries and brilliant family viewing. The first 30 days are free and the service is being made available for […]

Yahoo7, Telstra to deliver PLUS7 on T-Box

Yahoo7 – which combines the strengths of Yahoo’s global network with Seven West Media’s TV, magazine and newspaper brands – and Australian telco Telstra have announced a new partnership agreement that will deliver PLUS7 premium video content to Telstra T-Box customers. The agreement will see PLUS7 available directly via the T-Box Catch Up TV menu, giving T-Box owners access to […]

November launch for Wuaki.tv Germany

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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 […]

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