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Spain: OTT closes in on pay-TV

Spain: OTT closes in on pay-TV

Spain’s three biggest streaming TV platforms – Netflix, HBO and Prime Video – have reached a combined 6 million subscribers according to the CNMC, nearing the same number as the…

Survey: 65% of UK unaware of Disney+ streaming service

Survey: 65% of UK unaware of Disney+ streaming service

A survey of by GlobalWebIndex has found that just 35 per cent of UK consumers are aware that Disney will be launching its own streaming service, Disney+, later this year.…

South Korea: Netflix subs up 192% YoY

The number of Netflix subscribers in South Korea has nearly tripled year-on-year to over 1.8 million mark according to Wiseapp, a smartphone app service market research company in the country.…

Disney shutting FX+ streaming service

Disney shutting FX+ streaming service

Disney has confirmed that FX+ – the US SVoD platform that hosts the channel’s content, will shut down on August 20th. The axing of the platform would seem to be…

Analysis: Global SVoD subs up, still room for growth

Analysis: Global SVoD subs up, still room for growth

Growth in SVoD subscriptions in the US has resumed after plateauing between Q3 2016 and Q1 2018. And although the proportion of internet users in Europe who have a SVoD…

Research: Tech issues discussed mostly by Hulu, Amazon subs

Users of Amazon Prime Video and Hulu are much more likely to discuss technical problems and dissatisfaction with content than Netflix subscribers, according to a Strategy Analytics report, Voice of…

WarnerMedia D2C service is ‘HBO Max’

WarnerMedia D2C service is ‘HBO Max’

Entertainment group WarnerMedia has unveiled HBO Max as the name of its new streaming service, designed to offer an impressive direct-to-consumer experience for everyone. Anchored with and inspired by the…

TDG: Ad-supported Netflix tier would be well received

Recent comments from NBCU and Hulu executives have rekindled speculation as to whether Netflix will introduce an ad-based tier. Given the rising costs of programming and growing debt, so goes…

Survey: 1 in 4 Netflix subs think it’s too expensive

Survey: 1 in 4 Netflix subs think it’s too expensive

Netflix may have the most subscribers and a large number of popular original TV shows and movies, but that doesn’t mean that the streaming leader is without criticism. Above all…

HBO GO launches in Vietnam

HBO GO launches in Vietnam

HBO Asia, its Vietnam agent Q.net and their platform partner FPT Play have announced that streaming service HBO GO is now available in Vietnam on the FPT Play app. HBO…

Stranger Things 3 sets Netflix viewing record

Stranger Things 3 sets Netflix viewing record

The third season of Netflix sci-fi drama Stranger Things has proved hugely popular since launching on July 4th, breaking the streaming service’s viewer records. More than 40 million households watched…

Taiwan climbs Netflix Speed Index; Saudi Arabia falls

Taiwan climbs Netflix Speed Index; Saudi Arabia falls

There were several big movements in the month of June on the Netflix ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime…

The Rock’s Red Notice jumps from Universal to Netflix

The Rock’s Red Notice jumps from Universal to Netflix

Netflix has lined up arguably its most ambitious movie to date, having acquired action-thriller Red Notice. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will front the action-thriller, supported by Hollywood superstars Ryan Reynolds…

Analyst: Netflix maximises ‘surprise drop’ strategy

Research by Ampere Analysis reveals Netflix’s adoption of a quick-release or ‘surprise drop’ marketing strategy for blockbuster unscripted A-list comedies such as Amy Schumer and Trevor Noah’s stand-up shows, and…

Rakuten TV SVoD partnership with TalkTalk

Rakuten TV, the European VoD platform, has formed a new partnership with pay-TV provider TalkTalk TV, to offer its users a new SvoD service. The service is available now to…

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