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France: 5.5m daily SVoD users

Some 5.5 million French viewers, representing nine per cent of the country’s population, used SVoD on a daily basis in 2018. It is a significant 61 per cent growth on…

YouTube on Fire TV; Prime Video on Chromecast & Android TV

Amazon and Google have announced that the two companies will launch the official YouTube apps on Amazon Fire TV devices and Fire TV Edition smart TVs in the coming months,…

D2C competition: Winter is coming

Netflix continues to grow fast and can appear invulnerable. It has just reported record subscriber growth. But, alongside, it is also making records in cash burning – $460 million versus…

Report: SVoD driving growth in Denmark’s home video market

Report: SVoD driving growth in Denmark’s home video market

The Denmark video market continues to progress strongly, with total spend growing by 7 per cent in 2018 to DKK 10.21 billion (€1.36 billion), with SVoD driving growth. This has…

My5 acquires Sony dramas

Channel 5 has acquired two new drama series from Sony Pictures Television for its VoD streaming service My5. The Oath and Bloom will both air on My5 as first-run exclusives…

Netflix sees biggest sub increase since launch

Netflix sees biggest sub increase since launch

Netflix has reported its biggest increase in subscriber numbers since it launched 12 years ago, adding 9.6 million in the first quarter. Some 1.74 million new customers signed-up in the…

Lumiere VOD database of 35,000 European films

Launched by the European Commission with the European Audiovisual Observatory who is managing the project, Lumiere VOD, a new directory of European films, will help professionals, the public authorities and citizens…

Forecast: 270m US SVoD subs in 2024

Forecast: 270m US SVoD subs in 2024

The number of SVoD subscriptions in North America will climb by 110 million from 160 million in 2018 to 270 million in 2024. These figures are gross – many homes…

GoT premiere: Widespread online password-sharing

GoT premiere: Widespread online password-sharing

A survey of consumers conducted by Hub Entertainment Research and Dynata reveals widespread password sharing among viewers who watched the April 14th Game of Thrones (GoT) premiere from an online…

Gogo raises $900m to help clear debt

In-flight entertainment and connectivity operator Gogo is raising $900 million in new Senior Notes in order to pay off its 2022-due Senior Notes borrowing. Gogo, in releasing its preliminary Q1…

Greece: BBC content for Cosmote TV SVoD

BBC Studios and Cosmote TV have agreed a deal for over 250 hours of premium factual titles from BBC Studios for the Cosmote TV SVoD service. The agreement is designed…

Hulu buys out AT&T stake

Hulu buys out AT&T stake

AT&T and Hulu have agreed a deal which sees AT&T sell its minority stake in Hulu back to the streaming video joint venture. The transaction valued Hulu at $15 billion…

Ooyala: “Content supply chain efficiency could make or break Disney+”

Ooyala: “Content supply chain efficiency could make or break Disney+”

Following the unveiling of Disney’s new streaming service, Bea Alonso, Director of Global Product Marketing at Ooyala, has shared her thoughts on the importance of the supply chain to the…

EU finalises copyright reform

The Council of the European Union has given the green light to the new Copyright Directive which the European Commission says will bring concrete benefits to citizens, the creative sectors,…

Vodafone Spain launches kids app

Vodafone Spain launches kids app

Vodafone Spain has launched Kids Planet, an app with over 3,000 TV episodes – from the likes of Sanrio, Planeta Junior, Lingo Kids and Motion Pictures – targeted at children…

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