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SVOD revenues to reach $35bn by 2021

Subscription on-demand-services such as Amazon Prime Video and Netflix will generate annual revenues of US$34.6 billion by 2021, according to Juniper Research. The Digital TV & Video: Network and OTT Strategies 2016-2021 report reveals SVOD revenues this year will be US$14.6 billion, and SVOD operators will soon see “substantial returns on their expansion and growth strategies” […]

Netflix misses targets as growth slows

Netflix’s growth rate slowed in the second quarter, with the company missing its sign-up target as more customers than expected cancelled their subscriptions. Announcing its Q2 results, Netflix said that it added 1.7 million new members in the quarter – below its forecast of 2.5 million new members and down from 3.3 million in Q2 […]

Globo offers 4K drama on-demand

Brazilian Globo claims it has become the first mainstream free TV broadcaster to programming in the 4K format. The network has made its first 4K-produced drama, Dangerous Liaisons, available through its on-demand player. SVOD platforms Netflix and Amazon Prime Video already offer their original shows in UHD formats, but broadcasters have been slower to come […]

Catastrophe continues at Amazon

Amazon Prime Video in the US will have the next two seasons of British relationship comedy Catastrophe. UK broadcaster Channel 4 this week ordered seasons three and four of the show, which comes from Avalon Television, Merman and Birdbath Productions. Amazon had invested in the first two seasons in exchange for exclusive on-demand rights in […]

Tuchman joins Parrot board, plots investment

Ex-AMC Global president Bruce Tuchman has joined the board of television data firm Parrot Analytics, and will invest in the company this year. Tuchman (pictured) left his role as AMC Global and Sundance Channel Global boss earlier this year, and has been consulting for the media technology sectors since that point. This makes him a […]

Amazon accrues Girlfriend Experience

Amazon Prime Video has acquired Starz drama The Girlfriend Experience. The deal covers the UK, Germany, Austria and Japan, with the series debuting yesterday in the first three and the latter later this year. The Girlfriend Experience follows Riley Keough as a law student who becomes drawn into the world of escorting and transactional relationships. […]

SVOD uptake ‘on a par with DVR’ in US

Subscription video-on-demand services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video now have equal penetration to DVRs in the US, with both available in 50% of TV homes, according to new research. Nielsen’s first quarter 2016 Total Audience Report said that SVOD has reached an “important milestone” in the US, catching up with DVR access for […]

Amazon bags first French dramas

Amazon Prime Video has acquired French dramas for the first time, as speculation over an international SVOD launch grows. The platform has bought The Bureau, which comes from Federation Entertainment and The Oligarchs Productions, and Baron Noir, which Eric Benzekri and Jean-Baptiste Delafon created. This comes soon after the European Commission indicated plans to force […]

Amazon tipped to make international pay TV move

An international launch of an Amazon TV service is “imminent”, according to analysts. The retail giant’s Prime Instant Video service is currently available in the UK and Ireland, Germany and Austria and Japan, as well as its domestic US. It has recently looked to add channels to its video offering in the US via a […]

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