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YouTube commissions Cobra Kai season 2

YouTube commissions Cobra Kai season 2

YouTube has confirmed that it will be renewing Cobra Kai for a second season just over a week after the show premiered on YouTube Red, its US subscription platform. The…

Discovery’s Zaslav: “We’re not renters”

Discovery’s President & CEO, David Zaslav took a swipe at the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime, telling analysts that the factual – and now sports – producer were not…

BBC Three creating short-form videos for Royal Wedding

BBC Three creating short-form videos for Royal Wedding

In the week leading up to the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, BBC Three and US-based network Vox will be co-producing three short-form videos. For this…

Netflix spending $1bn to meet EU programming quotas

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, speaking at last week’s Series Mania festival and conference in Lille, France, said that he will spend €1 billion this year in boosting European production and…

Europe’s PSBs ally to combat Netflix influence

Responding to what they describe as the arrival of new international players in the drama market, in particular the SVoD market, and its disruptive effect on the European audiovisual landscape,…

NBC, Google VR content partnership

NBCUniversal has teamed up with Google to produce VR content that gives audiences a unique way to experience some of their favourite networks and shows. These VR projects include original…

EU SVoD quotas: How dare they?

The news that Europe (collectively its Parliament, Council and European Commission) is contemplating ruling that OTT platforms such as Amazon and Netflix must face tough new ‘made in Europe’ 30…

EU to set 30% quota for SVoD

EU to set 30% quota for SVoD

A political agreement on the main elements of revised rules to apply to audiovisual media across Europe has been reached between the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission…

£45k fine for illegal Sky Sports distribution

£45k fine for illegal Sky Sports distribution

A man who infringed Sky’s broadcast copyright by streaming Sky Sports content to the public has been forced to pay £45,000 (€51,500) in fines and damages. Between March 3rd  2017…

Analysis: Stranger Things – how fast Netflix jumps on content hit

Analysis: Stranger Things – how fast Netflix jumps on content hit

Research by Ampere Analysis reveals how quickly the SVoD platform Netflix can respond to the changing viewing habits of its subscribers. By comparing Ampere’s Consumer data taken from interviews with…