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    Better Call Saul to hit Netflix Feb 9

    The relationship between Netflix and the Breaking Bad empire grows still closer, with the enticing news that the long-awaited Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul,  will be available for streaming exclusively on Monday, February 9 and Tuesday, February 10, followed by every Tuesday at 7am UK time. Better Call Saul is being billed as the...
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    Streaming players heading for 40% of US online homes by 2017

    40% of US Internet homes will have a streaming media player by 2017, bringing the total number of homes with these devices to 39 million, according to the new NPD Connected Intelligence Connected Home Forecast. At the beginning of 2014 only 16% of US Internet homes had a streaming media player. Ownership is on track to...
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    OTT revenue in emergent markets to top $6b by 2019

    Access to subscription video on demand (SVOD) services in emerging markets is expected to rocket between now and 2019, and go from 1.3% to 6.4%, increasing the overall user base to 102.7 million. The statistics are according to a new report from Pyramid Research, which expects OTT revenue in these markets to expand from $1.9...

Analysis & Opinion

  • NBCUniversal: Lisa Hsia picks three trends for 2015

    Lisa Hsia, 
EVP, Digital Bravo and Oxygen Media,

    NBC Universal’s Lisa Hsia picks three trends for 2015 in this exclusive IP&TV News guest post. Lisa will be appearing at this year’s TV Connect (28th – 30th April 2015 ExCel, London). 1. Using mobile and tying it to location based offers. I can now use locations to create location-based content experiences, so that if you…

  • Will Amazon’s movies be any good? Ed Barton on the new producers

    Ed Barton

    The news that Amazon plans to branch off into the film business brought to mind the old joke. Q: How do you make a small fortune producing films? A: Start with a big fortune. “Amazon said they were going to aim to do sort of 12 movies a year,” points out Ed Barton (Head of…

  • Ovum applauds new dawn for Netflix and pay-TV

    TV Connect, London

    Rather than a threat, internet TV giant Netflix increasingly represents a potential complement to traditional pay-TV services, according to leading analyst firm Ovum’s new Telecoms, Media and Entertainment Outlook 2015 report. Ovum’s Telco–OTT Partnerships Tracker records collaborations between telcos and over-the-top (OTT) players, and recently identified a string of agreements between some of the smaller…

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