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Netflix could lose 4 million US subscribers in 2020, says analyst

  Netflix’s strategy of “leveraging its balance sheet to pay for content” is “a recipe for disaster”, an industry analyst has said. The comments from Joule Financial’s chief investment officer Quint Tatro were made to CNBC after Needham analyst Laura Martin predicted that Netflix risks losing 4 million US subscribers in 2020. With Disney+, Apple […]

ESPN adds NHL to ESPN Player in Europe and Africa

ESPN has acquired the rights to the NHL for its ESPN Player OTT product across Europe and Africa.  Coverage includes countries such as Belgium, Italy, Spain, South Africa and Greece. The deal sees three live games per week during the regular season along with on-demand access. Every game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the sport’s […]

Molotov signs up Viacom for channel distribution

French streamer Molotov has announced a multi-year distribution deal with Viacom.  The deal will see a range of Viacom channels, including Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central added to the platform. Viacom channels BET, Game One and Paramount were already available on Molotov. Grégory Samak, managing director of Molotov said: “Such a deal will strengthen our […]

Amazon secures Champions League rights in Germany

Amazon has secured rights to Champions League football in Germany for the 2021-22 season, according to local press.  According to the DWDL.de news service, Amazon has confirmed its report that the streaming service has secured a top Champions League package. According to the news site, Amazon has won the A1 package that includes top matches […]

Netflix plans big boost to content spend in India

Netflix is on track to spend INR30 billion (€380 million) on producing and licensing content for the Indian market over the coming year, according to the streaming giant’s CEO Reed Hastings. Hastings, speaking at the HT Leadership Summit in the Indian capital, said that viewers in India would be able to see “a lot of […]

Disney+ and CBS All Access makes gains but Netflix retains top US streaming slot

CBS All Access made the strongest gains among established US streaming services in 2019, according to statistics compiled by Parks Associates, although Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu’s premium SVOD service retain the top three slots.  According to Parks Associates, which measured subscriber growth up to October, before the launch of Disney+ and Apple TV+, […]

Disney+ ‘reached 15m subs in first five days’

Disney+ signed up an estimated 15 million domestic US subscribers in the first five days after its launch, compared with only 1.1 million for Apple TV+, according to data compiled by research outfit In My Area. The research group surveyed 1,097 people between November 14-17, and extrapolated the total figure from its survey data. It […]

Yandex acquires BBC Studios content for streaming service KinoPoisk

Russian tech giant Yandex has acquired an array of scripted series and kids shows for its streaming service KinoPoisk, as part of a “major output deal” with BBC Studios (BBCS). The multi-year agreement will see KinoPoisk exclusively offer more than 100 hours of BBCS programming each year, alongside additional content from a range of UK […]

Canal+ Polska integrates Netflix into packages

Canal+ Polska has teamed up with Netflix to offer the latter’s films and series, along with Canal+ content, in a single package. Customers of the Polish pay TV operator that take advantage of the combined offer will be able to receive additional access to Netflix for up to 12 months as a gift. Canal+ is […]

KPN offering Amazon Prime Video via its TV UI

Dutch service provider KPN has integrated Amazon Prime Video into its TV user interface, allowing users to access the service direct from the TV menu in what the company describes as a first for the Dutch market. Customers that have signed up for Amazon Prime Video will be able to get direct access via the […]

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