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Netflix makes biggest ever price hike in US

Netflix is raising its US subscription prices by 13% to 18%, its biggest increase since the company launched its streaming service in 2007. It’s most popular price plan, which offers access to high-definition programming for two different internet-connected devices at once, will see the largest price jump going from US$10.99 to US$13.99 per month. The […]

NBCUniversal to launch streaming service on Comcast and Sky next year

NBCUniversal has unveiled plans to launch a new advertising-supported streaming service next year to be distributed via Comcast and Sky that will also be available to non-pay TV customers as an SVOD service. The new venture will be led by Bonnie Hammer, who has been promoted to chairman, direct-to-consumer and digital enterprises at the Comcast-owned […]

AT&T CFO: WarnerMedia ‘treasure trove’ of content will provide competitive advantage

WarnerMedia’s “treasure trove” or quality content will give the company a key point of differentiation to competitors as it prepares for its direct-to-consumer launch later this year, according to AT&T chief financial officer John Stephens. Speaking at the Citi 2019 Global TMT West Conference this week, Stephens also said that AT&T, which acquired WarnerMedia last […]

France Télévsions deal with producers opens way to retention of exclusive rights

France Télévisions has struck an agreement with producers that will enable it to exploit content exclusively on its own free and subscription digital packages. The deal will enable France Télévisions director-general Delphine Ernotte to make good her ambition to withdraw series financed by the pubcaster from Netflix and other third-party platforms ahead of the planned […]

Netflix stock sees bump after UBS upgrade

Netflix shares rose by 1.5% by market cap on Thursday after UBS analyst Eric Sheridan upgraded the stock to “buy” from “neutral” and raised his 12-month price target to US$410 from US$400. The rise follows a winning streak throughout January, which has seen Netflix stock rise by over 24% to date. The bump arrives after […]

Ampere: Netflix will ‘aggressively ramp up’ local production in Europe and Asia

Netflix will aggressively ramp up local production in Europe and Asia this year to drive up penetration and meet new content quota obligations, according to Ampere analysis. In a note on Netflix’s strategy, Ampere said that Netflix announced 24 new titles for Europe in Q4 2018, which is the equivalent to the streaming giant’s total […]

Disney names marketing chief for streaming service

Disney+ has hired former Jackal Group executive Joe Earley as head of marketing and operations for direct-to-consumer and international operations, marking one of its first major appointments.   The exec, who most recently served as president of Gail Berman’s Does It Spark Joy? producer, is to serve as EVP of marketing and operations for the new streaming service, […]

Korea’s SK Telecom and broadcasters team up to take on Netflix

Korean telecom operator SK Telecom has teamed with three of the country’s leading broadcasters to launch a join t OTT TV service that will enable them to better compete with the likes of Netflix. SK Telecom and broadcasters KBS, MBC and SBS have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see them combine their existing […]

DAZN hires Apple international commercial chief to head up global distribution

Sports streaming service DAZN has hired Apple’s commercial director for international services, Ben King, as SVP of global distribution and business development. King, who will join DAZN in February, has worked for Apple for 12 years. In his most recent role as international commercial chief, he had responsibility for business insights, business development, strategic partnerships […]

Roku to add premium services

The Roku Channel is set to offer premium subscriptions from Showtime, Starz and Epix by late January. Premium subscriptions will give potential customers the ability to browse all available content across the services before signing up, as well as free trials for all subscriptions and the ability to pay for all premium content in a […]