Bill Holmes

TiVo adds ‘Netflix button’

TiVo has struck a deal with Netflix that will see the streaming service further integrated into the DVR and TV tech firm’s settops and a Netflix button added to TiVo remote controls. Shares in US-listed TiVo spiked on the news before settling to end slightly up on the previous day. The Netflix-friendly settop and remote […]

Netflix hires biz dev chief in Asia Pac

Global streaming service Netflix has hired a VP of business development in the Asia Pacific region as it builds relationships with regional telcos. Anthony Zameczkowski has joined from Victorious, a mobile video start-up backed by Silicon Valley private investor Kleiner Perkins. Before that, he spent eight years at Google and its video platform YouTube and […]

Netflix scores Telecom Italia carriage

Netflix has secured carriage on Telecom Italia platforms ahead of its launch in Italy this autumn. The deal means Netflix will be offered to internet customers of the Italian mobile and phone group’s set-top box TIMvision. At launch in Italy, Netflix will offer original series such as Daredevil, Sense8, Bloodline, Grace and Frankie, Unbreakable Kimmy […]

Netflix books in ‘revolutionary deal’ with Marriott

Marriott guests in the US will be able to access Netflix on connected TVs, thanks to a partnership that the hotel chain said will “revolutionise the guest room entertainment experience”. Selected Marriott hotels will let guests subscribe to the SVoD service, or sign into their existing accounts, by using the Netflix app provided on in-room […]

Manufacturers add ‘Netflix button’

A number of TV and Blu-ray player manufacturers will begin marketing devices with dedicated Netflix buttons on their remote controls in Europe from this month. Manufacturers Panasonic, Philips, Sony, Toshiba and Vestel have said they will sell devices with Netflix buttons in Europe. The remote controls will be included with 2015 as well as some […]

Netflix launching on pay TV service Fetch

Netflix is set to launch on Australian IPTV pay TV service Fetch TV. US-listed SVOD service Netflix will launch in Australia next month and ahead of rolling out has agreed a deal with Fetch. An integrated app will be made available via Fetch’s second generation settop boxes that allows Fetch subs to sign up to and […]