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Australia: Netflix cheaper because of piracy?


Australia’s penchant for pirated content may have inadvertently scored the country a better deal on Netflix pricing, judging by comments from its chief financial officer, David Wells. In a call to investors, Wells said the company reduced the price of subscriptions to its video streaming service in countries with a high prevalence of piracy in order to stay competitive. “Piracy is […]

Netflix passes 60m subs

Netflix added more subscribers than projected in the US and abroad during the first quarter, with the news sending its shares up nearly 12 per cent. Net subscriber additions rose 22 per cent year-over-year to 4.88 million in the March quarter, beating the company’s forecast of 4.05 million. The company has been aggressively building its overseas presence as growth slows […]

Yoga SVoD for FiOS

Verizon FiOS and Gaiam TV, an innovator of online streaming yoga and inspirational video content, are announcing the launch of Gaiam TV Fit & Yoga, an SVoD service providing Verizon FiOS customers with access to premium yoga and fitness training at home on the television, and on the go with the FiOS Mobile App. Gaiam TV Fit & Yoga offers US […]

CanalPlay, Disney launching French SVoD

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CanalPlay, the Canal+ Group’s streaming service, has agreed a deal with Disney France to launch Maker On Demand, a new product offering from Maker Studios. Available at no additional cost, nor commitment to CanalPlay subscribers and featuring short-form video from Maker’s portfolio of content, Maker On Demand will launch in the summer of 2015. CanalPlay will be the first SVoD […]

Netherlands: 1 in 10 subscribe to Netflix

Eleven per cent of Dutch households had a Netflix subscription in Q4 2014, according to research from Telecompaper. Local streaming video services Videoland Unlimited and NLziet are much less popular, with only a fraction of the subscribers. A quarter of all Netflix customers are still in their free trial. Nevertheless, Netflix seems well able to convert customers to a paid […]

Sky expands Buy & Keep service to all


Sky has expanded its Buy & Keep service to all Sky Store customers in the UK and Ireland, not just Sky+HD subscribers. The service sees users receive a free DVD copy of any film they order digitally. The movie is sent out in DVD format a few days after the customer purchases a Buy & Keep movie through or […]

Netflix: Global service would cut piracy


Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix, believes a global video-streaming service would cut down on piracy considerably. According to Overclocked3D, the Netflix boss is in favour of a worldwide service because it would remove the incentive to use a VPN, eliminating the problem at its root. “The VPN thing is a small little asterisk compared to piracy,” Hastings said. “Piracy […]

maxdome adds Sony content

German VoD service maxdome has signed an agreement with Sony Pictures Television for the digital rights to more than 700 TV series and movies. The deal will see around 130 movies and TV series from the studio being added each year to the maxdome package. Titles include Tarantino movie Django Unchained and TV series The Big C and Tudors. Some […]

Amazon Prime HDR content

Amazon has revealed that its Prime Instant Video streaming service will support high dynamic range (HDR) content later this year. “4K Ultra-HD was just the beginning – we’re excited that Prime members will soon be able to view movies and TV shows including Amazon Originals in HDR quality,” commented Michael Paull, vice president of Digital Video at Amazon. “HDR is […]

maxdome acquires Disney content


maxdome, the German VoD service, has agreed a deal with The Walt Disney Company for the rights to a range of blockbuster films and new seasons of hit series, episodes of which will be made available soon after their first run. The agreement provides maxdome subscribers new episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, Castle, Criminal Minds and Devious Maids one week before […]

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