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Analyst: Wall Street undervalues Netflix overseas success

Analyst: Wall Street undervalues Netflix overseas success

Martin Olson, an analyst with investment bank Piper Jaffray, has suggested that Wall Street is underestimating the success Netflix will have overseas, with predictions of international margin and penetration levels…

Amazon acquires Soderbergh movie

Amazon has agreed a deal to bring Steven Soderbergh’s newest film to Prime Video customers during its exclusive first-run streaming window. Logan Lucky will hit cinemas on August 18th and…

Spain: Sky plans NOW TV September launch

Sky is reportedly finalising plans to launch its NOW TV on demand service in Spain in September as a test bed for its expansion into other European countries. The service…

BBC Store confirms closure

BBC Store confirms closure

The BBC has confirmed it will close its digital download service, BBC Store, after just 18 months. The service, which offered people the chance to buy and download digital copies…

Netflix cancels Baz Luhrmann show

Netflix show The Get Down, a musical drama exploring the birth of hip-hop and directed by Baz Luhrmann, has been axed after just one season. The show had a production cost…

EU sets 30% content quota for European SVoD

EU sets 30% content quota for European SVoD

The European Council has signed off the proposal for a revised directive on audiovisual media services (AVMS). At the heart is a 30 per cent content quota for European SVoD…

Survey: Download-to-go drives streaming service loyalty

Results from a survey commissioned by Penthera, a creator of download-to-go (D2G) software for streaming video services, confirm that consumers see D2G as a valuable enhancement to streaming services. Among…

Older viewers embrace catch-up, but not SVoD

A study of TV viewing habits in 13 countries by Ampere Analysis reveals that people aged 55-64 are yet to embrace SVoD services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, preferring…

Netflix users like comedy for breakfast, drama for lunch

Netflix users like comedy for breakfast, drama for lunch

Netflix viewers are most likely to turn to comedy shows at breakfast, dramas in their lunch break and documentaries in the small hours, according to data released by the streaming giant.…

Netflix dominates Cannes discussions

Netflix dominates Cannes discussions

A technical mishap at the start of a screening of Okja, Netflix’s Cannes movie entry into the festival’s competition for ‘Best Film’, didn’t curb discussion amongst delegates at the importance,…

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