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Netflix diversifies payment methods

In an effort to make payments easy and convenient for its users, Netflix is offering them a spectrum of payment methods so that anyone who desires a subscription can pay for it whenever and however they want. Instead of using a credit or debit card to pay for their subscription, Netflix is now allowing its […]

June 28, 2022

Whip Media Report: HBO Max, Disney+ lead in viewer satisfaction

HBO Max and Disney+ are the two streaming services that US viewers are most satisfied with according to a comprehensive new report from Whip Media, the leading enterprise software platform and data provider to the world’s largest entertainment organisations. Whip Media’s new Streaming Satisfaction Report – which is based on survey results from nearly 2,500 […]

June 29, 2022

Study: Native environment video ads outperform social media

Open web recommendation specialist Taboola has revealed the findings of an independent Multichannel Brand Impact study from data, insights and consulting company Kantar which measured the effectiveness of video advertising within native environments against other environments, as it relates to helping reach brand impact goals. Key findings include: Native video ads in the open web […]

June 29, 2022

BBC: Record-breaking digital audiences for Glastonbury

The BBC has revealed record breaking figures for its coverage of Glastonbury 2022 across its digital platforms – with content streamed a record 34.1 million times on BBC iPlayer and played 2.3 million times on BBC Sounds. On BBC iPlayer 23 million streams were live – the highest on record for a BBC programme brand. […]

June 29, 2022

DistroKid launches DistroVid

DistroKid, a distributor of independent music, has launched DistroVid, a new music video distribution service that enables any artist to upload an unlimited number of music videos to leading digital service providers for one price. DistroVid’s launch partners include Apple Music, Amazon Music, TIDAL and Vevo, with more digital service providers expected to come online in the coming months. DistroKid says […]

June 29, 2022

NBC local news channels on Roku

Roku is partnering with NBCUniversal Local to bring several NBC local news channels in the US to The Roku Channel. Starting immediately, the channels will be available for users to access through The Roku Channel’s Live TV Guide. Through the partnership, NBCUniversal Local will bring local news channels from its NBC stations in major markets […]

June 29, 2022

Forecast: W Europe VoD revenue growth to slow

The VoD sector in Western Europe will see a slowdown in revenue growth, dropping from 25 per cent a year ago to a CAGR of 7 per cent in the period 2022-2025, according to the VoD in Europe: 2022-2025: The Big Gamble report from Rome-based consultancy ITMedia Consulting. Nevertheless, SVoD will continue to lead the […]

June 28, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

IBC 2022 announces headline speakers

IBC has revealed the line-up of headline speakers as the media, entertainment and technology industry gets back to live, in-person networking, learning and collaboration. IBC is returning to the RAI Amsterdam from September 9th – 12th as a face-to-face event after two years of virtual formats. This year’s IBC Conference (September 9th and 10th), which […]

June 28, 2022

Naspers selling down Tencent stake

South African multinational Naspers, which is Tencent’s largest shareholder, has reversed its previous decision not to sell shares in what is China’s most valuable business. Naspers, which owns a 29 per cent stake in Tencent via the Dutch-based Prosus media business, said on June 27th that it would start selling “small” numbers of ordinary shares […]

June 28, 2022By Chris Forrester

Viaplay head meets EU Commissioner

Anders Jensen, Viaplay Group President and CEO, and Thierry Breton, Commissioner for the Internal Market of the European Union, have met in Brussels to discuss the future competitiveness of Europe’s audiovisual and streaming sector, and the urgent need for supportive policy frameworks that create a more level playing field for ambitious European businesses such as […]

June 28, 2022By Colin Mann

Digital UK makes CPO appointments

Free TV operator Digital UK has appointed Sarah Milton and Carl Pfeiffer into the newly-created role of Chief Product Officer, on a job-share basis. Together, they will lead product development for the UK’s leading free-to-view platforms, Freeview and Freesat, as well as manage the day-to-day running of TV services. Prior to joining Digital UK as […]

June 28, 2022

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Bank: SES/Intelsat merger worthwhile?

Equity analysts at Credit Suisse have asked a key question in a fresh report and pondering whether a merger between the world’s two biggest satellites operators, SES and Intelsat, both based in Luxembourg, would pan out. Their answer is a simple: you bet it would. The bank’s report (European Satellite: Scaling Up) suggests that there […]

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Funding: What’s your bet?

The funding of TV of all kinds is under the microscope just now. For example; can public broadcasters justify collecting a tax from whole populations? Or, dare SVoDs run ads, or cut-off password sharers? Tricky. The BBC is the most-high profile of PSBs and, therefore, the alternative that does (or does not) emerge to the […]

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