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Password crackdown benefits Netflix

US sign-ups for Netflix have jumped in the first few days after its password-sharing crackdown came into effect, according to research firm Antenna. The news boosted Netflix stock by over 2 per cent in early trading. Netflix moved to regulate the sharing of passwords with friends and family having estimated that more than a 100 […]

June 9, 2023

ITVX celebrates first 6 months

Streaming service ITVX is celebrating a successful six months since its launch in December 2022. The full ITVX experience, including all Premium content, is now available on over 22 different platforms across smart TVs, mobile devices, consoles and browsers including (but not limited to) Amazon Fire, Android, Apple, Freesat, Freeview Play, LG and Samsung TVs, […]

June 9, 2023

Prime Video to join ad channel rush?

Amazon is considering an ad-supported version of its Prime Video streaming service. The company is cutting costs and laying off thousands of employees, but its advertising business is still growing. An ad-supported tier of Prime Video would add to advertising momentum, and help generate more revenue from entertainment. Advertisers are also pushing for more access […]

June 8, 2023

Samanidis appointed BBC iPlayer GM

The BBC has announced that Kerensa Samanidis will join the BBC as General Manager for BBC iPlayer, effective June 19th. Reporting into Dan McGolpin – Director of BBC iPlayer and Channels – Samanidis will be responsible for the delivery of the BBC iPlayer growth strategy and management of the overall iPlayer operation. McGolpin commented: “I’m […]

June 8, 2023

Four bidders for Catalonian OTT

A proposed OTT ‘Netflix style’ service in Catalonian, backed by public broadcaster TV3, is attracting the interest of four TV groups, according to Vozpopuli: Spanish TV company Mediapro; Lavinia, along with Netxtre and Adsmurai; Euskaltel and Tyris; and Agile Content along with Optiva Media and Hiberus are the interested parties. The four groups are vying […]

June 8, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Samsung, Claro, NAGRA in Smart TV alliance

Pay-TV operator Claro Colombia, Samsung and NAGRA have confirmed that streaming service Claro tv+ can now be enjoyed on Samsung Smart TVs without the need for an additional decoder. The launch expands the multiscreen content consumption experience for customers, facilitating access to all the content in this entertainment ecosystem. This joint development with Samsung and […]

June 8, 2023

Analysis: OTT ad spend hit by writers’ strike

To gauge the risk for advertisers from the ongoing writers’ strike, advertising intelligence and sales enablement platform MediaRadar analysed a data sample of ad spend from categories most vulnerable to production stoppages. Key findings include: Categories most vulnerable to writers’ strike saw over $633 million ad spend combined last quarter Advertisers spent $633.2 million (€592.4m) […]

June 7, 2023

Netgem UI now on Zeop Android TV

Digital video entertainment specialist Netgem has launched a complete revamp of the Zeop TV product in the La Reunion territory in France, with the latest versions of its Multiscreen Apps, introducing more content and more features in a super-aggregator model. Netgem is taking the opportunity to expand its Entertainment service proposition for Operators with the […]

June 7, 2023By Colin Mann

AT&T scores well for customer satisfaction

When it comes to connectivity, there is no contest: Fibre Internet beats non-fibre service hands down, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Telecommunications Study 2022-2023. The former outpaces the latter by 9 points — 75 to 66 — for customer satisfaction (on a scale of 0 to 100. “Across the entire customer experience, […]

June 7, 2023

FUBAR holds on to Netflix #1

Action titles continued to dominate on Netflix during the week commencing May 29th. For the second week in a row, FUBAR held the #1 spot on the English TV List as the father-daughter duo of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Monica Barbaro drew 88.03 million hours viewed and appeared in the Top 10 in 91 countries. In […]

June 7, 2023