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Queen’s Gambit

Sunset+Vine partners with World Chess

Sports production and distribution company, Sunset+Vine, has partnered with World Chess to provide production, distribution, and media consultancy services in a three-year contract. World Chess was founded in 2012 with a goal to build a global, intellectual sport brand by reinventing the chess experience for the modern consumer, particularly via television. The initial contract period […]

October 12, 2022

Report: Less than 1% of subs playing Netflix Games

Less than 1 per cent of Netflix users are playing games on the streaming service, according to a report from Apptopia. Since November 2021, the streamer has been rolling out mobile games as a means of keeping subscribers engaged between show releases. The games are accessible only to those with a Netflix account, but have […]

August 9, 2022

Research: Brits spend 395 hours per year watching TV series

Brits dedicate 7.6 hours per week to their favourite series – that’s 395.2 hours per year – with one in three (30.6 per cent) tuning in for 10 hours or more each week, according to research by comparethemarket. When it comes to getting hooked on a show, almost half (48.6 per cent) say the best […]

December 10, 2021

Netflix adds 4.4m subs in Q3

Netflix added 4.4 million subscribers in the three months to September 30th – more than double the previous quarter. Revenue increased by 16 per cent. The buoyant performance for Netflix follows a sluggish start to 2021, when the surging demand for streaming driven by the pandemic tapered off. The world’s biggest streaming platform said it […]

October 20, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Data: Amazon half of new UK SVoD sign-ups in Q4

Kantar, the data, insights and consulting company has published Q4 2020 results from its Entertainment On Demand service in the UK. With 12.9 million subscriptions taken out last year, the service reveals the following consumer behaviours in the three months to December 2020: Amazon Prime membership jumped again in Q4, with 53.5 per cent of […]

January 21, 2021

Data: House of Cards interest soars in lockdown 2

Bed Guru, the sleep specialist, has delved deep into Netflix show data for 10 cities in the UK to find out which content was most popular on Netflix during the second lockddown. Bed Guru compared search interest from Google Trends of TV shows during lockdown to the previous month when the UK was out of […]

December 3, 2020

The Queen’s Gambit watched by 62m Netflix homes

Netflix, which is increasingly becoming less coy with sharing its viewing figures – at least when it has something to boast about – has declared its The Queen’s Gambit series as being a record-setting title. In a tweet, the streamer revealed: “A record-setting 62 million households chose to watch The Queen’s Gambit in its first […]

November 24, 2020By Nik Roseveare