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Netflix reveals viewers’ ‘first binges’

Netflix data has revealed the top ten titles most likely to first get viewers to binge on the platform. Netflix defines a binge as completing at least one season of a show within seven days of starting. Analysis focused on members who joined in the past five years. The top three consisted of Breaking Bad, […]

FX & Comcast launch premium ad-free service

FX Networks and Comcast will launch FX+, a new service that will allow Comcast’s Xfinity TV subscribers to upgrade to a platform featuring ad-free current seasons of every FX and FXX original series. FX+ will launch on September 5 and Xfinity TV customers can add the new service to their video package for $5.99 per […]

BBC to examine FX’s Feud

UK channel BBC Two has acquired Ryan Murphy’s FX drama about the legendary spat between Hollywood icons Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. The network has tapped Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution (TCFTVD) for Feud: Bette and Joan, which stars Jessica Lange as Davis and Susan Sarandon as Crawford. BBC Two has been pushing into acquired […]

Starz snags Fox for OTT service

Starz Play has sealed a multiyear deal with Fox for its Starz Play OTT service in the MENA region, TBI has learned. The agreement, between Starz Play and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution, gives the streaming service a slew of the Hollywood studio’s TV series and features, and means Starz Play has deals with most […]

In-demand chart: Iberia (November 13-19, 2016)

Perhaps it’s indicative of a wider global narrative, but dystopian drama is the top genre in Iberia. The Walking Dead’s grim survival tale tops the overall charts in Spain and Portugal, while Charlie Brooker’s futuristic anti-fables in Black Mirror are the winning digital originals. The Walking Dead’s status as the most-watched US cable series is […]

Viewpoint: The anthology strikes back

Dan Whitehead, head of drama and digital at UK consultancy K7 Media, on how anthology dramas have emerged from their slumber Like any creative industry, TV drama is not immune from the lure of a good bandwagon, but few have caught on as quickly as the current mania for anthology series, as a look at […]

Netflix reveals how quickly it hooks viewers

Streaming service Netflix claims to know exactly when its customers around the world become ‘hooked’ to its programmes. The SVOD platform has continued research it began last year by adding 30 more series that have been viewed across six territories to the 20 series in 16 countries studied last year. The new stats show Stranger […]

Sons of Anarchy, Modern Family popular on Shomi

Sons of Anarchy and Modern Family are among the most-watched titles on one-year-old Canadian SVOD platform Shomi. The Rogers Media-owned service released data on its first birthday, which revealed its ten most popular titles, that it currently offers subscribers 17,698 episodes of programming, and that it had more than 143 million total video plays. Comedy, […]

In-demand: Belgium (July 10-16, 2016)

Orange is the New Black and Game of Thrones are the most in-demand programmes on the digital and overall fronts in Belgium. Netflix originals dominate our digital chart in Belgium, with only Amazon Prime Video’s The Man in the High Castle stopping a clean sweep of the top ten. OITNB is by far the most […]

Netflix reveals global bingeing habits

Netflix users tend to burn through The Walking Dead and Orange is the New Black, but take their time on House of Cards and Bloodline, according to new data from the SVOD service. Netflix has revealed ‘The Binge Scale’, which it claims shows how customers in more than 190 countries consume more than 100 serialised […]