Netflix launches in Scandinavia, takes first pay TV rights with Warner Bros

Netflix has launched in Denmark today and will roll out in Norway and Finland later this week. The streaming service has also secured a pan-Scandinavian programming deal with Warner Bros for the studio’s TV series and movies in the first pay TV window, DTVE sister publication TBI has learned. The Warner Bros content previously resided […]

Netflix launches kids package on iPads

Netflix’s kids package Just for Kids has launched on the iPad in the UK and Ireland. The curated section targets kids aged 12 years and younger, with programming including Sonic, Johnny Test, Barney, Thomas the Tank Engine and Madeline. Titles are also arranged by genre, including superheroes, princesses, dinosaurs and girl power. The package is […]

Service providers will need to move beyond triple-play, says report

Service providers will increasingly have to offer subscribers more complex bundled products in place of traditional triple- or quad-play offerings, according to a study by Informa Telecoms & Media. According to Informa senior analyst Tony Brown, operators will increasingly have to include OTT content from companies like Netflix and Spotify, and possibly VoIP offerings from […]

Netflix loses a swathe of A+E programming and Nat Geo titles

Netflix has lost 800 hours of content from A+E Networks after both parties failed to renew a programming deal. Variety first reported that the A+E shows, including Ice Road Truckers, Storage Wars, Pawn Stars and Gene Simmons: Family Jewels, were no longer available to stream on Netflix’s US service. It does still carry some A+E […]

Netflix updates iPhone app

Netflix has updated its iPhone app for the UK and Ireland, making the service similar to the one found on tablet devices. The new iPhone service offers more titles and galleries, and now includes a row at the top of the browsing screen that lets users continue watching programmes or films that they have already […]

Netflix signs deal for RTÉ content

Netflix has signed a deal with RTÉ Digital to bring a variety of Irish public broadcaster RTÉ’s content to Netflix users in the UK and Ireland. From September 15, Netflix subscribers will be able to view RTÉ shows including The Clinic, Killnaskully, Trivia, and Mattie. Hit series Raw will be available in Ireland. “We are […]

Netflix UK hits one million, confident on winning first pay movie rights

Netflix has attracted one million subscribers in the UK and Ireland. The online video streaming service reached the milestone faster than in any other territory in which it has launched. Netflix launched in the UK and Ireland at the start of the year, offering unlimited movie streaming for £5.99 (€7.60) per month. The service is […]

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 […]