Chicago imposes ‘Netflix tax’

The US city of Chicago has introduced a ‘cloud tax’, which targets streamed entertainment services such as Netflix. The new tax, which was enacted last week and comes into force in September, levies an extra 9% tax on ‘electronically delivered amusements’, covering Netflix and its media streaming counterparts. It applies to all Chicago residents. The […]

Mid East ‘Netflix’ scores Miramax deal

Upcoming Middle Eastern streaming service icflix has scored another deal with a US studio – this time picking up a batch of feature films from Miramax. The agreement includes Academy Award-winning titles such as Chicago and The English Patient and comes soon after icflix added titles from Turner Broadcasting System, DHX Media and Mondo TV […]

C More snags Miramax programming deal

Nordic pay TV platform C More has inked a content deal with Miramax. The agreement gives the pay TV service a raft of Miramax movie titles including There Will Be Blood, The Cider House Rules, Chocolat, Chicago, Jackie Brown, The Hours and Scream. C More can show the movies on its linear channels as well […]