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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 …

WWE Network Gets UK, Ireland Launch 06 January 2015

Wrestling entertainment company the WWE is launching its direct-to-consumer channel, WWE Network, in the UK and Ireland this month. The OTT channel has launched around the world in more than 170 territories since going live in the US last year. WWE Network includes access to all 12 major PPV telecasts, a scheduled 24/7 programming schedule including original …

Netflix to Start Offering ‘Breaking Bad’ in Glorious 4K in June 05 January 2015

Netflix will offer Breaking Bad as a 4K streaming option starting this June. The company has been licensed by Sony to offer the series, and a remaster with 4K resolution and 5.1 surround sound. Netflix launched its first Ultra HD videos in Nov. 2013, and made a deal focusing on 4K content with Sony in Jan. 2014. The …

Chelsea Handler Signs Deal for Talk Show With Netflix 05 January 2015

Chelsea Handler has signed a deal with Netflix for a new talk show to begin in early 2016, the on-demand streaming video company’s first foray into late-night programming territory. The deal also includes a new one-hour standup special to air on Oct. 10 based on her recent “Uganda Be Kidding Me” tour. She will also make …

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 …

Netflix Now Has More Than 50 Million Subscribers 05 January 2015

Netflix has surpassed 50 million subscribers in its second quarter. The company added 1.7 million net subscribers for the quarter. In the United States, 36.2 million people have subscribed to Netflix’s streaming service. Internationally, the figure is 13.8 million, the company reported. Netflix now has 50 million paid subscribers! What are you still waiting for? Launch your …

Netflix Falls For New Judd Apatow Series ‘Love’ 05 January 2015

Netflix and Judd Apatow have fallen madly in Love. The streaming network has picked up two seasons of Love, a new half-hour comedy series about modern relationships created and written by the creator of Girls and writer/producer of countless films including The 40-Year-Old Virgin, in 2016. Love‘s first season will premiere in 2016 with 10 episodes. It will …

Canadian Netflix Rivals Snags Exclusive Disney Deal 02 January 2015

Recently-launched Canadian SVOD service Shomi has struck a programming deal with Disney. The deal, with The Walt Disney Studios and The Disney/ABC Television Group, gives the SVOD a range of TV series and features from the Hollywood studio. TV series in the deal include ABC network series Scandal and Revenge and ABC Family show Twisted. Other titles …

Norwegian Deal for ‘Best of British’ VOD Service 02 January 2015

On-demand service Cirkus, which offers the ‘Best of British’ programming to international markets, has secured a distribution deal with Norwegian cable operator Get. The deal means that Get, with 400,000 subscribers, will be be the first pay TV platform operator in Norway to offer Cirkus. Stop earning in pennies from CPM and Ad-based revenue model provided …

Breaking Bad Spin-off Saul Scores Netflix Streaming Deal 02 January 2015

Episodes of the hotly-anticipated Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saulwill launch on Netflix in Europe and Latin America soon after their debut on AMC in the US. The Sony Pictures Television-produced series, which will follow Bob Odenkirk as crooked lawyer Saul Goodman in the years before his appearances before Breaking Bad, launches next year. Why drive …

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