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Netflix unveils most binged shows of the year

BBC One co-production Bodyguard and coming-of-age drama On My Block were among Netflix’s most binged US shows of the year. The global SVOD revealed the shows launched between 1 January and 28 November in the US with the highest average watch time per viewing session. The service, which is notorious for keeping tight-lipped on viewership data, made clear that […]

Telefónica rolls out Movistar-Netflix integration

Telefónica has integrated Netflix into its Movistar offering in Spain, allowing customers to access the SVOD service from a single platform and pay via one bill. As of December 11, Movistar’s Fusión Total Plus, Total and Selection subscribers will be able to watch Netflix in HD or Ultra HD quality, with current Movistar customers eligible […]

Netflix orders first African original

Netflix has ordered Queen Sono, a drama about a secret agent, as its first African original series. The news was confirmed by South African talent and Quantico star Pearl Thusi, who tweeted about the series for the first time today. She said: “#QueenSono – Africa’s first Netflix original! A thrilling story about a kickass female spy. Can’t wait […]

Parrot Analytics: Narcos takes top slot in Netflix-heavy Danish in-demand list

Narcos, the latest season of which is now streaming, led the pack by some way in the list of the top 10 most ‘in-demand’ digital originals in Denmark compiled by Parrot Analytics for the week ending December 2. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application […]

YouSee integrates Netflix into Bland Selv offering

Danish telco TDC, which provides residential services under the YouSee brand, is integrating Netflix into its TV offering and will add a dedicated Netflix button to its TV remote controls next year. YouSee, which already has a partnership with Netflix, is moving to provide integrated billing for the subscription video-on-demand service as part of its […]

Free unveils next-generation box with Netflix at no extra cost

French service provider Iliad Telecom/Free has unveiled its long-awaited next-generation box, the Freebox Delta, alongside a lower-cost device, the Freebox One. Freebox Delta will be available to Free subscribers for a premium price of €49.99 a month, while Freebox One will be available for €29.99 for the first year for the first 100,000 subscribers. Freebox […]

Netflix: China expansion unlikely

Netflix chief Ted Sarandos said that the streamer is unlikely to look to expand business in China, during the UBS 46thAnnual Global Media and Communications Conference. Sarandos said that work with the nation has been, for the most part, “frustrating distraction”, and that it will not be looking to invest its time there unless China […]

Netflix set to ramp up European production

Netflix is set to increase the number of European titles it produces by a third in 2019, according to the Financial Times. Erik Barmack, Netflix’s VP of international originals, revealed to the publisher that the streamer will take on 221 projects in the new year, including 153 originals. Netflix is already on track to deliver 141 […]

Virgin Media customers with Netflix ‘happier and more loyal’

Virgin Media customers who adopt Netflix via the Virgin Media platform are happier and more loyal than subscribers who don’t take up the SVOD service, and the cable operator’s customers are more likely to subscribe to Netflix than non-customers, according to research by the Liberty Global-owned company. While UK households’ adoption of Netflix stands at […]

Viacom’s Paramount to make pictures for Netflix as OTT strategy takes shape

Viacom’s Paramount Pictures is to make movies for Netflix as part of a new deal between the pair, unveiled at the end of last week. Speaking on Viacom’s full-year results conference call at the end of the week, Paramount boss James Gianopoulis said that the studio was “exploring new revenue streams in addition to theatrical […]

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