Ampere: Facebook video viewing dips as Netflix and Amazon rise

The proportion of European and US internet users viewing videos on Facebook has declined from 28% to 23% since Q3 2016, according to Ampere Analysis’ latest Barometer of online video trends. Netflix viewers have increased from 22% to 37% of internet users over the same period, while Amazon viewers have increased by nine percentage points. […]

Netflix doubles down on ‘no ads, no sport’ commitment

Netflix has reaffirmed that it is not planning on introducing advertising or live sports to the platform. Speaking at SeriesFest 2019 in Denver, chief content officer Ted Sarandos stated that neither advertising or bidding on sports rights are “not core to the proposition”. The latter is an area which Amazon has made great strides in, […]

Netflix experiments with pop-out feature

Netflix is testing a pop-out player feature on desktop. As reported by Engadget, some users have started to see a new icon in the video player UI. Clicking that button will allow the user to watch the video in a small box that hovers ahead of other applications. The window is resizable, but certain features […]

Netflix publishes annual best TV list featuring Panasonic, Samsung and Sony

In what has become something of an annual tradition, Netflix has published its recommended list of TVs that provide the best experience of the streamer. For a set to receive the “Netflix Recommended TV” accreditation, the company says it must pass rigorous testing to “ensure great performance and easy access to Netflix and other services”. […]

New Adam Sandler vehicle breaks Netflix viewing record

Netflix has revealed viewing figures for Murder Mystery, starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, saying the film has broken weekend audience records on the streaming service. The film, which dropped on June 14, was watched by 30.9 million households in its first three days, according to Netflix. The streamer added that 13.4 million views came […]

Netflix: Luxembourg and Spain make gains in ISP Speed Index, new Sydney office announced

Netflix has unveiled its ISP Speed Index for May, with Luxembourg and Spain making significant gains. The Netflix ISP Speed Index is a monthly update from the company on which internet service providers (ISPs) are best equipped to deal with streaming the service’s content at peak hours. Luxembourg and Spain rose five spots to 4th […]

Parrot Analytics: Lucifer takes bite out of competition

Netflix series Lucifer was the clear favourite of German viewers for the week ending June 2, according to  Parrot Analytics’ list of in-demand digital originals in Germany. Titles from the streaming platform make up half the top 10. Lucifer in first with an average of 6,287,152 demand expressions for the week, while Stranger Things, Orange […]

Disney+ ‘to lead’ doubling of western Europe SVOD base

Subscription video-on-demand numbers in western Europe are set to double over the next five years, with Disney+ contributing hugely to the boom, according to a report by Digital TV Research. According to the Western Europe OTT TV and Video Forecast Report, SVOD gross subscriptions – meaning each subscription service taken up by households – in […]

UK SVOD numbers jump by a million in Q1

The number of UK homes accessing at least one of the three main streaming services available in the country – Netflix, Amazon Prime or Now TV – grew by 8.4% in the first quarter to reach 13.3 million, according to the latest UK Television Landscape Report from audience measurement outfit BARB. According to BARB, the […]

Netflix increases UK pricing by 20%

Streaming giant Netflix is to increase pricing to its UK offering by up to 20%, the company said on May 30. The standard plan (allowing for streaming on two devices at the same time in HD) rises to £8.99 (€10.44) from £7.99 (€9.28), while the premium plan (streaming on up to four devices in Ultra […]