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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 …

Amazon Launches Prime Streaming in Austria 02 January 2015

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. While Amazon’s chief streaming rival, Netflix, has aggressively expanded in Europe and internationally, Amazon has limited its video service to the US and …

Kabillion Joins Cablevision Platform 02 January 2015

US VOD network Kabillion has launched on Optimum TV, a platform from Stateside cable company Cablevision. This means the service is now in more than 50 million US homes, the company said, and represents a threefold increase in size since its launch in 2007. Splash Entertainment-owned Kabillion recently partnered with Base79 to build its offer on YouTube. …

icflix bags Lilyhammer 31 December 2014

Middle East and North Africa VOD service icflix has acquired rights to Norway-set crime comedy-drama Lilyhammer. The deal for the Netflix-commissioned mobster show with Red Arrow International covers 23 territories. Stop earning in pennies from CPM and Ad-based revenue model provided by sites like YouTube & Vimeo! Realize the true potential of your video content & start …

Bell Buys Dramas For SVOD Service 31 December 2014

Canada’s Bell Media has acquired procedural drama Bosch and period drama Manhattan for its upcoming SVOD service, dubbed ‘Project Latte’. The Bosch deal with Red Arrow International hands Bell exclusive Canadian SVOD rights to the show, which is currently in production on Amazon Prime Instant Video. Atomic bomb drama Manhattan is being billed as Project Latte’s first …

Netflix Dominates Traffic as Amazon Ups Share 31 December 2014

Netflix remains the most-used paid-for website in North America during peak hours, while Amazon Prime Instant Video is officially now the second-most used paid-for service. Netflix is already accounting for 2.5% of all traffic on a fixed network in Australia, despite the OTT service not officially launching in Australia and New Zealand until 2015. Netflix has …

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 …

BBC Two Buys Aussie Period Drama 31 December 2014

UK broadcaster BBC Two has acquired Australian period drama A Place to Call Home. The deal with Endemol Worldwide Distribution hands the BBC channel local rights to the show. In North America, RLJ Entertainment has acquired the first two seasons for its VOD service, Acorn TV, DVD release and distribution on public television stations in syndication. …

Foxtel Service Adds TV series as Netflix Approaches 30 December 2014

Foxtel’s subscription-on-demand service, Presto, will add television series for the first time, as the platform prepares for the impending launch of streaming behemoth Netflix. Currently, Foxtel offers movies on-demand for A$9.99 (US$8.29) a month, but will soon begin charging for a features and television bundle. Launch your own Video-on-Demand (VoD) platform at ZERO CapEx Cost and …

Canada’s Latest OTT Service Buys Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. 30 December 2014

CraveTV, the low-cost Canadian OTT service has acquired US hit drama Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. All episodes of the first season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are on CraveTV and episodes from the second season will be put up after it has completed its free-to-air run. CraveTV launched this week at a C$4  a month price point, considerably …

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