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Netflix tests ads for original content

Streaming giant Netflix is testing video adverts between episodes to promote its original content. Users have reported seeing ads for its stand-up specials as well as the latest season of Better…

Report: Only 1 in 10 share Netflix password

A report published by Ampere Analysis suggests that password sharing amongst Netflix users is not as prolific as many believe.  There appears to be consistency across different markets geographically when…

Hulu Japan: New launch window strategy

Hulu Japan: New launch window strategy

Hulu Japan’s premiere of the Russian mega hit zombie drama series The Day After is to feature windows across multiple platforms, initially available on the SVoD platform on October 5th,…

Arte new 4K HDR trial in September

Following previous experimentations featuring ballet (in 2016) and opera (in 2017), Arte has announced the launch a new 4K/HDR technical trial period from September 12th to 22nd. The Franco-German channel…

SES urges US C-band owners to register

SES is urging its C-band clients in the US to ensure that their receiving dishes are properly licensed with the FCC. A White Paper, originally written back in April, is…

US cord cutting slows; DTH loses record customers

US cord cutting slows; DTH loses record customers

The pressure on traditional multichannel subscriptions abated in the second quarter – a positive direction that is further supported by the forwarded momentum of virtual services Sling TV and DirecTV NOW,…

Vodafone Spain pay-TV free for a year

With the battle for its football pay-TV subscribers ongoing, Vodafone has launched a new promotion that offers its pay-TV service for free for a year. This is Vodafone’s response to…

US connected TV audience grows, but ad-spend lags

Connected TV households now make up nearly three-quarters of all US households, but those penetration levels don’t necessarily add up to a huge advertising market—yet. eMarketer forecasts there will be…

beIN Sports accuses Arabsat

beIN Sports accuses Arabsat

The controversy over which satellite is illegally beaming out pirated signals deepened with a statement August 16th from Qatar-based beIN Sports. The broadcaster accuses beoutQ and Arabsat as facilitating blatant…

BT Sport extends Ligue 1 TV rights deal

BT Sport has agreed a new deal to show exclusively live Ligue 1 Conforama football and the Coupe de la Ligue in the UK and Republic of Ireland until 2021.…

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