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Netflix attracts 100,000 subs in France

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Netflix has already attracted 100,000 subscribers in France in the 15 days after its launch, according to daily Le Figaro. But the majority of subscribers are still presumably benefiting from the first month being free of charge, and more accurate figures for paying subscribers will start as of mid-October. Even so, Le Figaro draws the comparison with the high speed […]

Netflix, YouView deal

Netflix is set to sign a deal with UK telcos BT and TalkTalk to make its content available through their set-top boxes. The streaming service is said to have agreed a partnership with YouView, the online TV platform that is owned by a consortium of telecoms groups and broadcasters, including the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5. Netflix will reportedly […]

Netflix first feature film in 2015

Netflix will release its first feature-length movie next year after striking a deal with the Weinstein Company. The sequel to Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning martial arts drama Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon will be shown on Netflix and in IMAX cinemas in August. “The movie-going experience is evolving quickly and profoundly, and Netflix is unquestionably at the forefront of that movement,” said […]

55% of US broadband homes subscribe to OTT

Fifty-five per cent of US broadband households subscribe to an OTT video service, opening up new opportunities for cloud solutions, according to Parks Associates. “Over 50 per cent of US broadband households have at least

Wuaki.tv launches French VoD service

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Wuaki.tv is launching September 26th its VoD service in France with a line-up of more than 2,000 cinema and TV titles available for streaming. After a month-long Beta test involving some 10,000 viewers, content will now be  available commercially for a PPV fee starting at €3.99. The new OTT service will be available via the web, smartphones, tablets, Chromecast, Xbox 360, […]

Peaky Blinders for Netflix US

Netflix has acquired the exclusive streaming rights for Peaky Blinders in the US. The first season of the BBC Two period gangster drama will be made available on the streaming service on September 30th, with the upcoming second season following in November. Peaky Blinders season 3 premieres on BBC Two in the UK on October 2nd.

OTT revenues $42bn by 2020

Global online TV and video revenues (over fixed broadband networks for 51 countries) will reach $42.34 billion in 2020; up from $3.96 billion recorded in 2010 and the $19.03 billion expected in 2014, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. The US will remain the dominant OTT TV

Netflix to top 100m international subs

At last week’s CTAM Eurosummit in Copenhagen, Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, stated that the entertainment streaming service expected to achieve penetration of a third of homes seven years after launch. Extrapolating from this projection, Digital TV Research estimates that

Netflix to boost German video revenues to €7.4bn

Total consumer spend on video entertainment in Germany will increase by 2 per cent in 2014 to over €6.9 billion after 5 per cent growth in 2013, and is on course to reach a total of €7.4 billion by 2018, according to findings from research and knowledge-based consulting company Futuresource Consulting. This growth is primarily being driven by the continued […]

Only 1% of French use SVoD as Netflix debuts

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Subscription Video-on-demand (SVoD) usage is limited in France, with just 1 per cent of Internet users subscribing to a SVoD platform, according to the VOD 360 study by Mediametrie. Regular VoD is more attractive with 1 in 3 French people using it. VoD usage is more common amongst men, and the 25-35 demogrpahic has been

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