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Netflix hits new high as subs soar in Q3

VOD Joseph O'Halloran 17-10-2017
netflix multipledevices 18july2017It may have announced a price hike but it seems that at present nothing can stand in the way of growth for subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) leader Netflix whose shares have rocketed after posting a very strong Q3.

Amazon ramps up channel line-up with Insight TV

4K/UltraHD Editor 17-10-2017
With rival TV execs now openly expressing their concerns about the online video provider’s potential heft in the industry, Amazon has created more waves by making available Insight TV’s shows to members of its Prime service.

ZOKAST Kids OTT platform to launch in SE Asia

VOD Rebecca Hawkes 17-10-2017
China’s Zhejiang Zhongnan Animation Company (also known as Zoland Animation) and French digital start-up MEI Group have joined forces to launch a children’s online video platform in South East Asia.

Asian content providers form Coalition Against Piracy

Security Rebecca Hawkes 17-10-2017
The fight against content theft in the Asia Pacific has gained strength in numbers, following the formation of an industry-wide Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) by pay-TV trade body CASBAA.

MIPCOM 2017: Etisalat secures BBC content for eVision

Deals Rebecca Hawkes 17-10-2017
UAE telco Etisalat is bringing BBC dramas War and Peace and Wolf Hall to subscribers of its video-on-demand (VOD) service E-Vision, after sealing a content deal at TV market MIPCOM.

VAB examines fresh attribution model

Ad Tech Michelle Clancy 17-10-2017
Video Advertising Bureau (VAB) members are exploring a multi-touch attribution measurement model designed to help networks showcase sales impact from premium, multiscreen TV video advertising.

Scripted production in US declines

Media Analysis Michelle Clancy 17-10-2017
Scripted TV production in the US — excluding online content — declined in 2016, largely due to lower origination by the cable networks.

TV Azteca, KI agree to produce Spanish-language super series

Deals Michelle Clancy 17-10-2017
TV Azteca and Keshet International (KI) have inked a scripted deal to co-develop and produce a new original Spanish-language super series to air on TV Azteca.

HBO to bring international originals to US

Deals Gabriel Miramar-Garcia 17-10-2017
Content giant HBO plans to bring original series from its subsidiaries in Europe, Latin America and Asia to its US service.

Menudo scripted series in the works

Programming Gabriel Miramar-Garcia 17-10-2017
A scripted drama series based on the most successful Latin boy band of all time, Menudo, is slated for production.

Digital Production Partnership extend content security programme

Security Michelle Clancy 17-10-2017
The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has extended its Committed to Security Programme to the whole media industry – including companies which are not members of the DPP.

SVOD surges as multiple services become a trend

VOD Joseph O'Halloran 17-10-2017
Bundling services is now a driving force in a subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) market that continues to escalate across Europe in particular, according to the latest Ampere Analysis SVOD report.

Rapid TV Everywhere - October 2017