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Viasat Consumer, Canal Digital to merge

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic region’s leading streaming company, has entered into an agreement with Telenor Group to combine its Viasat Consumer (satellite pay-TV and broadband-TV operations) with…

Verizon to give away Disney+

Verizon to give away Disney+

Verizon has said all its new and existing unlimited wireless customers in the US, as well as its Fios and 5G Home internet customers, will get the Disney+ streaming service…

Netflix raises $2bn in debt to fund more content

Netflix is raising another $2 billion (€1.79bn) in debt for the production, development and potential acquisitions of content. The streaming giant routinely raises debt to help grow its catalogue of…

Breaking Bad movie draws 6.5m US views in 3 days

Breaking Bad movie draws 6.5m US views in 3 days

Viewing figures for El Camino, the movie sequel to the celebrated Breaking Bad TV show, draw an around 6.5 million viewers for Netflix across its opening weekend in the US. The…

HBO Max acquires Studio Ghibli streaming rights

HBO Max acquires Studio Ghibli streaming rights

HBO Max will bring Japan’s celebrated, Oscar-winning animation house, Studio Ghibli, to its slate of premium content that will be available at launch in the spring of 2020. HBO Max will…

Netflix acquires Filipino film Dead Kids

Netflix and Globe Studios have confirmed that they will be bringing Filipino film Dead Kids, exclusively to the global streaming service. Dead Kids is directed by award-winning director, Mikhail Red,…

Netflix ups revenue but US subs miss

Netflix ups revenue but US subs miss

Netflix has reported a gain of 6.77 million paying subscribers in the third quarter, slightly above analysts’ expectations. It brings its total userbase to 153 million globally. The number of…

Analyst: UK pay-TV in continued decline

Analyst: UK pay-TV in continued decline

The uptake of pay-TV among UK TV households is set to decline by 7.5 per cent by 2023 according to analysts at consultancy firm Broadcast Intelligence. As the SVoD market…

Marvel social media responses 2100% higher than industry average

Marvel social media responses 2100% higher than industry average

With the Marvel Cinematic Universe evolving its roster – including several new, original shows on the Disney+ streaming service – it leaves fans wondering what comes next. One of the…

AMC Theatres launches VoD service

AMC Theatres launches VoD service

Movie exhibition company AMC Theatres is extending its business into the home. Members of the company’s AMC Stubs loyalty plan in the United States can rent or buy approximately 2,000…

Amazon launches pay-TV channels in France  

Amazon has announced at MIPCOM the launch in France of its Prime Video Channels service – which gives easier access to a bundle of pay-TV channels and SVoD platforms through…

Research: Quality of UI more important than content recommendation

Research: Quality of UI more important than content recommendation

Research from Parks Associates finds 70 per cent of US broadband households with a major video service consider its user interface to be good, with 48 per cent rating it…

Research: TV preferred media access device

Research from Amdocs Media which explores the media consumption preferences of UK consumers suggests that the television is the most popular means of accessing their media subscription services (video, music…

Disney+ reveals complete day 1 content

Disney+ reveals complete day 1 content

Disney’s foray into the SVoD arena is under one month away, with Disney+ set to launch in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and The Netherlands on November 12th. To…

Greece, Saudi Arabia, Thailand climb Netflix Speed Index

Greece, Saudi Arabia, Thailand climb Netflix Speed Index

September saw sizable movement in Saudi Arabia on the Netflix ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime time Netflix streaming…

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