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In-demand charts: Germany (May 1-7, 2016)

Our latest fortnightly feature in association with Parrot Analytics reveals the most in-demand shows* from another European territory, Germany, throwing up some familiar results. House of Cards was top of the charts in Denmark last month, and is now the big digital winner in Germany, taking almost double the number of demand expressions as #2 […]

In-demand charts: Denmark (April 17-23, 2016)

Our latest fortnightly feature in association with Parrot Analytics reveals the most in-demand shows from another European territory. Denmark’s most popular digital original is House of Cards, the first time the dark political drama has topped one of our territory-specific charts, while Game of Thrones’ return propelled it to the top of the overall list. […]

Game of Thrones pirated 14.4m times in 2015

HBO’s Game of Thrones remains the most illegally-downloaded programme in the world, with 14.4 million people watching the season finale through BitTorrent last year. This means the show has been the most-pirated worldwide for the past four years, and that the numbers of those watching illegally exceeded the number that watched legally through pay TV […]

NOS claims SVOD headstart over Netflix

Portuguese pay TV operator Nos said that its new N Play subscription video-on-demand service passed the milestone of 1.6 million hours viewed in its first month of operation. Its figures were boosted, it said, by a catalogue that included the entire list of Star Wars films as well as series including The Big Bang Theory, […]

Reilly promotes Bradley at Turner

Kevin Reilly has promoted Deborah Bradley to an executive VP post at Turner Broadcasting System. Bradley (left), previously a senior VP in Turner’s sales team, has been named EVP, networks and programme optimisation, content strategy and commercialisation. In the role she will be responsible for acquisitions, licensing, programme planning, scheduling, operations and inventory management for […]

LA Screenings: RTE searches for CSI replacement

Irish pubcaster RTÉ is at the LA Screenings searching for three dramas to replace CSI, The Mentalist and Revenge. The broadcaster also needs a new sitcom to sit alongside The Big Bang Theory and Two Broke Girls, but has made fresh dramas the priority. This comes as Jerry Bruckheimer’s CBS procedural CSI comes to a […]

LA Screenings 2015: Puppet masters

Muppets, medics and movie characters will be filling US network schedules over the next year. Jesse Whittock examines the trends, and what this means for buyers at the LA Screenings Over the next US broadcast season, audiences will finally learn the backstory of the Muppets. They will also be introduced to the latest contenders vying […]

CBS announces fall slate

CBS has unveiled its new season slate, with seven new series amid a raft of renewals. The new offerings include medical drama Code Black, movie-to-TV procedural Limitless and DC Comics adaptation Supergirl. New comedies include guardian angel single cam series Angel from Hell and family comedy Life in Pieces. There will also be a Rush […]

Asian Netflix rival raises $30m

A new Southeast Asian SVOD service has raised US$30 million as it rolls out across the region. iflix, which claims to offer thousands of hours of entertainment content, secured the funding in a round led by international investment firm Catcha Group – which co-founded the initiative with Evolution Media Capital – and leading Philippines telecoms […]

Amazon launches Prime streaming in Austria

Amazon has launched its Prime Instant Video service in Austria. The e-commerce giant has rolled out the Prime premium delivery service in the country, which now comes bundled with the Prime Instant Video service (previously the SVOD service was marketed separately under the LoveFilm brand). While Amazon’s chief streaming rival, Netflix, has aggressively expanded in […]