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Netflix spends big on Seinfeld rights

Netflix has picked up global streaming rights to US sitcom Seinfeld in a major coup for the business. The streaming giant has struck a deal with Sony Pictures Television for all nine seasons of the show, which are set to launch on the platform in 2021. The five-year deal comes on the back of Netflix losing […]

Canal+ announces Netflix bundle deal

French pay TV operator Canal+ has announced a partnership with Netflix that will see the streaming service included in its bundles. From October 15, subscribers to Canal+’s Cine/Series package will have access to the Canal+ premium channel in addition to the Netflix service. The €15 per month bundle will include the standard Netflix package of […]

Video over 60% of internet traffic; Netflix alone is 12%

Video makes up over 60% of the total downstream volume of traffic on the internet, a new report claims. According to the 2019 Global Internet Phenomena Report from network intelligence firm Sandvine, video is dominant on the internet. Netflix alone accounts for 12.60% of the total downstream volume of traffic across the entire internet and […]

New French media law to oblige Netflix to invest in local production

French minister of culture Franck Riester has presented his plans for a new media law that will impose new obligations to finance local content creation on the country’s main TV channels and on streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. The plan is to force channels and video-on-demand services to devote a minimum […]

Netflix applies for Turkish licence under strict new regulatory regime

Netflix is among media groups applying for a licence to continue to operate in Turkey under new media regulations, according to Ebubekir Sahin, the head of media regulator RTÜK. Sahin tweeted that the authority had received applications from over 600 organisations including Netflix, Blu TV, Puhu TV, Turkcell, Vodafone, Digitürk and Tivibù after rumours spread […]

Canal+ ‘finalising’ distribution deal with Netflix

Canal+ is in advanced talks about a deal to distribute Netflix on its platform, according a report by French newspaper Le Figaro. According to the paper, the negotiations between the pair are well advanced and could lead to an agreement being finalised over the next few weeks. Netflix would be available as an option to […]

Futuresource: Netflix driving SVOD in France, but multi-subscriptions lag

Netflix is driving growth of subscription video-on-demand in France, but multiple SVOD subscriptions, which have yet to take off, are expected to grow with the launch of new entrants over the next couple of years, according to Futuresource Consulting. According to the research outfit, total video entertainment consumer spend in France is expected to exceed […]

Rivals gaining on still-dominant Netflix in US

Rival services Hulu and Amazon Prime are making up ground in the battle with Netflix in the US, with the latter remaining dominant but losing market share, according to eMarketer. According to the research outfit, Netflix’s share of the US OTT market will drop to 87% this year, down from 90% in 2014. It predicts […]

PTC calls on Netflix to scrap 13 Reasons Why

The Parents Television Council (PTC) has called on Netflix to cancel controversial teen drama series 13 Reasons Why. The teen drama is based around the story of a teen suicide and the titular 13 Reasons Why she did it.  Netflix had previously removed the infamous suicide scene and added content warnings to the show following […]

Netflix showcases upcoming content with new section on TV app

Netflix is adding a new section to its TV app showcasing content that is soon to be released on the platform. The “Latest” section rolled out on Monday to smart TVs, streaming devices and games consoles, and is designed to make it easier for users to keep on top of all the new shows and […]

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