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FCC votes to repeal net neutrality as Netflix and web giants protest

The FCC has voted to repeal net neutrality laws in the US, in a move that was welcomed by ISPs but has attracted widespread criticism from internet users and tech giants like Netflix. The Federal Communications Commission voted three to two in favour of rolling back rules that were introduced during the Obama administration, with […]

Netflix localises in Greece

Netflix has localised its service in Greece, providing local language support and enabling payment in euros in the country for the first time. The subscription video-on-demand provider said that over 70% of the content on the platform is now subtitled or dubbed in Greek. The SVOD service is available on a range of devices in […]

Netflix ISP Index: Austria overtakes Belgium in EMEA rankings

Austria overtook Belgium to claim the fourth-fastest average internet speeds in the Europe, Middle East and African (EMEA) region, according to Netflix’s November ISP Speed Index. In Austria the average speed during the month was 3.87 Mbps, pipping Belgium at 3.86 Mbps. Another strong month for Austria meant the country has climbed the Netflix rankings […]

Netflix’s Stranger Things tops Danish in-demand list

Netflix’s Stranger Things was far and away the most ‘in-demand’ digital original in Denmark in the week to December 5, according to Parrot Analytics’ latest data on the market. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across social […]

Sarandos: Netflix to ramp up international production

Netflix aims to ramp up its international original production next year as part of a move to drive international subscriber growth, as well as increasing the number of original films it produces, according to chief content officer Ted Sarandos. Speaking at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference this week, Sarandos said that Netflix would […]

Netflix brings in Chinese and Korean series

Netflix has acquired its first online Chinese drama, Day and Night, and will bring in original South Korean series including A Korean Odyssey. The streaming giant revealed a deal with Youku Tudou, a Chinese streaming service under the Alibaba umbrella, for worldwide rights of Day and Night outside of China. Day and Night is a 32-episode drama series that follows […]

Netflix joins ex-Disney India chief on film

SVOD service Netflix is working up a romantic comedy movie from RSVP, the new production company of former Disney India chief Ronnie Screwvala. Love Per Square Foot is the first mainstream production from India that Netflix will launch internationally, and comes as rival Amazon continues to pour money into original content from the Asian territory. […]

Netflix and Deutsche Telekom extend partnership

Netflix and Deutsche Telekom have partnered up to give all of the latter’s customers access to the streaming service. Telekom customers in Germany, Poland and the Netherlands have already experienced the benefits of the partnership. From this October, EntertainTV customers in Germany have been able to access the Netflix content in 4K on the EntertainTV […]

Altice Portugal strikes deal with Netflix

Altice Portugal/Meo has added Netflix to its TV offering via the MEObox. The global subscription video-on-demand leader will appear in the MEObox user grid on channel 88. Meo said it would also soon make 1,200 hours of Netflix 4K content available via the MEObox 4K, its new 4K UHD TV set-top. The agreement will bring […]

Netflix highlights studio ambitions, focus on partnerships

Netflix sees a growing proportion of its international subscriber base coming from distribution partnerships, while its increased content spend next year will see it “become one of the most important studios” globally, according to Maria Ferreras, VP of business development EMEA at the SVOD giant. Speaking at the OTT TV World Summit in London today, […]

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