Netflix adds ‘post-play’ to aid multiple episode viewing

Netflix has added a ‘post-play’ feature to its service to enable viewers to access multiple episodes of shows more easily. The feature minimises the end-credits to shows and cues the next episode by default. If viewers take no action, the next episode will start to play in 15 seconds. Viewers have the option to stop […]

Netflix confirms Scandi launch

Online video streaming service Netflix is to launch in Sweden and across the Nordic region, as first revealed by DTVE sister publication TBI in May. 
This move will mark the latest international launch for the service, which has already launched across Latin America, in Canada and in the UK and Ireland. 
 The service will […]

Netflix launches kids package in US

US streaming service Netflix has launched its kids package Just For Kids on Microsoft’s XBox360 console. The agreement means that kids will be able to watch child-friendly TV programmes and films through a specially designed portal on the console. Netflix launched the kids package in August 2011 and it is currently available on PCs and […]

Netflix claims it is beating LoveFilm in the UK

Netflix will launch in another European market in the fourth quarter of this year, management confirmed as the streaming service reported its second quarter results. Earlier this year Informa Telecoms & Media forecast that Netflix would launch in Sweden before end-2012.
 The company had put international expansion on hold to focus on returning to overall […]

Analysts expect reduced Netflix earnings

Analysts expect Netflix to report disappointing second quarter results next week. Forbes reports that analysts anticipate a 96.8% fall in year-on-year earnings when it reports quarterly results on July 24. The forecast loss is, however, smaller than the one analysts were forecasting three months ago. Revenues are expected to continue to increase 12.7%, Forbes says, […]

Netflix streamed more than one billion hours in June

Netflix, the video streaming and DVD rental service, said its US customers watched over one billion hours of movies and TV shows online in June, a record for the company. The US milestone was announced by CEO Reed Hastings. It means that, on average, each streaming subscriber in the US streamed an average of 38 […]

Netflix expands Twentieth Century Fox deal

Online video service Netflix has acquired exclusive rights to the new season of Arrested Development in the UK and Ireland. This move is part of a volume deal the digital platform has struck with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. The nascent service, which launched in the UK and Ireland, commissioned a new season of the […]

Netflix updates user interface

Online video platform Netflix is updating its service so that customers can access new content more easily. 
 The platform is upgrading the feature on its sites in the UK, Ireland and Latin America and it will also be available on its services accessible through game consoles, tablets, phones and all other devices that stream […]

Netflix beats Apple in online movie race

Netflix was the top online movie service in the US last year, surpassing Apple’s iTunes, according to IHS Screen Digest. It reports that Netflix’s share of US online movie revenue soared to 44% 2011 while Apple’s share of total revenue declined to 32.3% last year, down from a 60.8% in 2010.
 “2011 marked a sea […]

Competition Commission performs Sky Movies U-turn

The UK Competition Commission has changed its position on Sky Movies and now says the channel’s movie agreements do not provide the Sky pay TV platform with a material advantage over its rivals in the pay TV retail market. The Commission, which is investigating whether Sky Movies has a dominant position in the market, had […]