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NBCUniversal buys DreamWorks Animation

NBCUniversal buys DreamWorks Animation

Confirming recent speculation, NBCUniversal is to acquire DreamWorks Animation, the creator of animated feature films, TV series, live entertainment and related consumer products in a deal valued at $3.8 billion…

Turner to launch FilmStruck SVoD service

Turner to launch FilmStruck SVoD service

Turner is launching FilmStruck the company’s first direct-to-consumer product in the US. The subscription video on-demand service for film aficionados, developed and managed by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in collaboration…

Consumers now taking multiple SVoD services

Consumers now taking multiple SVoD services

Findings from Futuresource Consulting suggest that the relationship between SVoD and pay-TV is relatively complementary in most countries, with pay-TV households more likely to take SVoD services than free-to-air only…

Asia Pacific boosts pay-TV revenues

Global pay-TV revenues for 138 countries will only grow by $99 million (€87.5m) between 2015 and 2021 to $205.92 billion; having peaked in 2018. This follows 19.5 per cent growth…

42% of US adults’ TV time is streamed

42% of US adults’ TV time is streamed

Consumers’ video streaming behaviour has fundamentally changed the competitive landscape of  the TV industry. Media companies now find themselves in a battle for attention, engagement, and audiences. To understand this…

France: Netflix original FTA on TF1

Netflix has announced that the first two episodes of its original series Marseille will be broadcast on French TV channel TF1 on May 12th – a week after all 8…

Netflix CEO “open mind” on downloads

Netflix CEO “open mind” on downloads

Netflix has thus far resisted offering subscribers the choice to download and watch its shows offline, but that could change in the future. CEO Reed Hastings said the company was…

Survey: Big linear opportunity for OTT providers

“Broadcast is alive, well, and continues to deliver value in today’s fragmented ecosystem,” asserted Howard Horowitz, president of Horowitz Research, at the  Online Video Conference at the NAB Show in…

30% of SVoD films in Europe are of European origin

A report from the European Audiovisual Observatory reveals that 27 per cent of films available on VoD in the EU are European productions, compared with 59 per cent for US…

Netflix shares fall on Q1s

Netflix shares fall on Q1s

Netflix has unveiled its Q1, saying it had added a global net increase of 6.47 million subscribers during the quarter. This was better than its previous ‘best ever’ quarter (Q2/2015)…

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