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Netflix Doesn’t Want to Kill HBO. It Wants to Kill TV. 17 April 2015

We’ve heard a lot about the battle between HBO and video on demand service Netflix in recent months, prompted by HBO’s move to offer its own Netflix-like Web service. But Netflix’s bumper Q1 earnings yesterday gave CEO Reed Hastings a good chance to remind people what he’s really gunning for: It’s not HBO, it’s TV. …

Comcast’s NBC to start SVoD service to compete with CBS & HBO 04 March 2015

NBCUniversal confirms it is planning to launch a comedy based subscription based on-demand video streaming service later this year. The service is designed to appeal to viewers under 35 who are increasingly opting out of traditional pay-TV. Comedy is seen as a genre that appeals to those younger viewers. Last year #cbs launched CBS All Access, …

Nine’s SVOD service to launch with Better Call Saul 16 January 2015

Nine Network’s upcoming A$100 million (US$86.7 million) SVOD service will launch in the new year, with the acquisition of Breaking Badspin-off Better Call Saul in the bag. Australia has few SVOD options, which has lead to many consumers illegally accessing overseas versions of Netflix in order to binge-watch programming. The A$10 a month Stan will now …

Ukraine’s Digital Screens relaunches OTT 13 January 2015

Ukrainian media company Digital Screens, part of Media Group Ukraine, has re-launched its OLL.TV video streaming service. The digital TV service has over 140 local and international channels and access to a video-on-demand catalogue. Its parent, MGU, is of one of the country’s main terrestrial channels. OLL.TV launched as a subscription video-on-demand service offering online movies and …

Muvi Studio launches MaaFlix.com on its Video on demand (VoD) Platform 06 January 2015

Muvi launches MaaFlix.com on its Video on demand (VoD) Platform Muvi is proud to announce the launch of MaaFlix.com – a Video on demand (VoD) site build for Maa Television Network (Maa TV) using its technology platform which allows video content owners like TV Studios and Networks, Movie & TV Production Houses and video content …

Canadian Netflix Rival Taps Into The Wire 06 January 2015

Canadian OTT service CraveTV has acquired all seasons of The Wire and will launch remastered episodes of the classic HBO series. The Wire is the latest in a long line of recent TV series acquisitions of Crave TV. In Canada it has exclusive rights to the HBO library. All episodes of The Wire have been remastered and will …

How Netflix Is Dominating Australia From Abroad 05 January 2015

  Netflix, the American on-demand television and movie streaming service, is growing its audience in Australia without even launching in the local market. A new study has found that Netflix is the second most popular paid-content media company in Australia, despite not being available here. The data shows 27% of Australians using media or rental subscriptions are using …

Music Icons Set for Canuck Netflix Competitor 31 December 2014

The upcoming Canadian SVOD service known as ‘Project Latte’ has acquired music themed programming including documentary Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways and Aussie miniseries INXS: Never Tear Us Apart. Latte has also bought VH1 series Behind the Music, which chronicles the hardships and successes of the like of John Lennon and Genesis, and Classic Albums from Eagle …

Adam Sandler and Netflix Sign 4-Movie Deal 26 December 2014

Adam Sandler has signed an exclusive deal with Netflix to make four feature films for the Internet TV network. The actor’s production company, Happy Madison Productions, will work with Netflix to make the films under the new contract. Netflix said the films will premier exclusively for members of its streaming service. Looking for Netflix clone or Hulu …

Netflix’s Orange is the New Black Got Pirated More Than 60 Million Times 24 December 2014

Orange is the New Black isn’t just popular with Netflix’s 50 million subscribers: Episodes of the show were downloaded from P2P networks 60.8 million times in the second quarter of this year. This makes Orange is the New Black the third-most popular TV show eclipsed only by The Big Bang Theory and Game of Thrones. However, if you compare …

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