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Walking Dead feasts on social media 13 January 2015

The Walking Dead generated more Tweets and had a larger audience on Twitter than any other show in the US in 2014, according to Nielsen. Twitter users are in fact watching just as much, if not more traditional content (i.e. broadcast and cable) as non-users. The most notable differentiator between the two groups is that Twitter …

Netflix buys ITV Studios dramas for Europe 12 January 2015

Netflix has acquired several drama series from ITV Studios Global Entertainment for its services in the Benelux, France and Germany. The US-listed video streaming service has picked up exclusive SVOD rights to five seasons of Irish gangster series Love/Hate which goes out on RTE in Ireland. Netflix has 31.7 million paid subscribers! What are you still waiting …

Nets accept Sony’s Marry Me proposals 12 January 2015

Broadcasters such as MTG, RTE and OSN have bought American romantic comedy series Marry Me from Sony Pictures Television. MTG has taken rights for its free TV channels and SVOD service, Viaplay, in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, while Ireland’s RTE has picked up the NBC show for RTE2. Marry Me follows a couple that decide to finally …

Half of Non-Pay TV US consumers have Netflix 09 January 2015

Some 36% of pay TV subscribers and 48% of non-subscribers now subscribe to Netflix, according to a US study by Leichtman Research Group. According to the ‘On-Demand TV 2014: A Nationwide Study on VOD and DVRs’ research, 36% of Netflix subscribers stream video daily and 72% do so weekly – up substantially from 2010 when the …

Amazon Prepares Fall Season in UK 09 January 2015

Amazon has acquired UK SVOD rights to serial killer drama series The Fall. Endemol Shine Group sells The Fall and struck the UK streaming deal. Amazon has launched the six-episode first season of the scripted series on its Prime Instant video service today. In US, Netflix recently acquired streaming rights to the show, which was a ratings hit for …

Tubi TV Wants to Take on Crackle With Free Movies and TV Shows 07 January 2015

Tubi TV is a new streaming app from San Francisco-based connected TV startup adRise. Tubi TV is already available on Amazon’s new Fire TV and plans to launch on Roku and Xbox 360 in the coming days. Tubi TV’s ambitious goal is to become the largest library of free movies and TV shows. Netflix subscribers will recognize some …

Every Second Cord Cutter has a Netflix Subscription 07 January 2015

Netflix announced a major deal with Dish last month that will bring Netflix app to Dish’s Hopper DVR. 48 percent of all households without a pay TV subscription have Netflix. And 59 percent of cable households have used their TV provider’s VOD service before, compared to just 46 percent five years ago. Netflix has 31.7 million paid …

Netflix’s Lilyhammer Heads to Sky Atlantic 06 January 2015

Lilyhammer, the first original drama ordered by Netflix, has been acquired by the Sky Atlantic pay TV channel in Italy. Sky Atlantic has acquired all three seasons of the drama, which stars Steve Van Sandt as a mobster relocated to a previously peaceful Norwegian town of Lillehammer. Netflix has 31.7 million paid subscribers! What are you …

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 …

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