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Research: US lockdown drives broadband service upgrades

According to research from actionable intelligence firm The Diffusion Group (TDG), 7 per cent of US broadband households upgraded their service in April 2020, a rate that varies dramatically relative…

Study: Which countries have best-rated Netflix content?

Study: Which countries have best-rated Netflix content?

Netflix is currently available in over 190 countries, but the shows and movies on the service are different in every country. VPN provider Surfshack used Flixwatch, the largest Netflix database…

HBO Max to launch with ‘A Week of So Much More’

To mark the launch of HBO Max in the US on May 27th, the streaming service has teamed up with a collection of popular brands to offer culinary incentives and…

Omdia partners with JustWatch

Omdia has partnered with JustWatch to strengthen its VoD competitive intelligence through the integration of  content analytics. JustWatch is now Omdia’s international titles partner, affording Omdia data covering international movie…

Netflix: ‘Are you still there?’

Netflix has said it will ask customers who have not watched anything in a year or more if they wish to maintain their subscription — and will cancel their subscription…

Tom Hanks movie exclusively on Apple TV+

Tom Hanks movie exclusively on Apple TV+

World War II drama Greyhound, starring and written by Tom Hanks, is set to premiere on the Apple TV+ streaming platform. The movie was originally scheduled for a June 21st…

Prime Video launches in Netherlands & Luxembourg

Prime Video launches in Netherlands & Luxembourg

Amazon has announced the launch of Amazon Prime in the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The membership programme offers unlimited streaming of Prime Video content, as well as a variety of shopping…

ESPN Last Dance audience up 128% via VoD; Netflix success

ESPN Last Dance audience up 128% via VoD; Netflix success

ESPN experienced significant audience increases for each episode of The Last Dance through time-shifted/on-demand viewing, as fans continue to consume the critically acclaimed 10-part docuseries on NBA legend Michael Jordan…

Analysis: M&E to take $160bn Covid-19 hit

The latest forecast revisions from Ampere Analysis reveal that the global entertainment sector is set to lose $160 billion (€146bn) of growth as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic over…

Report: SVoD and TVoD set records in Nordics

Report: SVoD and TVoD set records in Nordics

The Nordic video markets are some of the strongest and most progressive in the world. Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland enjoy high penetration of superfast broadband, wide adoption of the…

HBO Max adds new distribution partners

WarnerMedia has announced new distribution agreements that will make HBO Max, the company’s streaming platform, widely available to customers across the US at launch next week. The newest companies to…

Anatomy of a Scandal adaptation for Netflix

Netlfix has announced it is producing a series based on the international bestselling novel Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan. Netflix said the production will be an “insightful and…

Justice League recut on HBO Max

Justice League recut on HBO Max

HBO Max has announced that it will exclusively premiere Zack Snyder’s director’s cut of the Warner Bros Pictures/DC 2017 movie Justice League. Snyder surprised fans with the news  during a…

BBC Three to make linear return?

BBC Three to make linear return?

The BBC has revealed that it is considering bringing back BBC Three as a scheduled linear channel, four years after it became online only. In announcing its Annual Plan, which…

Survey: Millennials most interested in HBO Max

Survey: Millennials most interested in HBO Max

Television analytics platform TV Time has conducted a survey to gauge awareness and interest to subscribe to HBO Max prior to launch and what content appeals most to viewers, with…