Middle East ‘Netflix’ scores Miramax deal

Upcoming Middle Eastern streaming service icflix has scored another deal with a US studio – this time picking up a batch of feature films from Miramax. The agreement includes Academy Award-winning titles such as Chicago andThe English Patient and comes soon after icflix added titles from Turner Broadcasting System, DHX Media and Mondo TV to its launch line up. Financial […]

Netflix orders more original drama

Streaming service Netflix has given the go-ahead to a second season of Orange is the New Black, the Jenji Kohan-created series about a female Brooklynite imprisoned for drugs offences. The first season of the show is set to launch across all territories where Netflix operates – the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Latin America and […]

RTL Netherlands to expand VOD offering

RTL Netherlands is planning to expand its VOD service RTL XL with more movies and series in a bid to take on Netflix, which is due to launch in the country later this year.  RTL Netherlands’ managing director of digital media, Arno Otto said that it aims to add content that has not been on […]

Lovefilm signs CBS Studios deal

Amazon-owned on-demand platform Lovefilm has secured CBS Studios International-distributed scripted programming including The Good Wife, Blue Bloods and Dexter. The deal will see a range of shows from CBSSI launch on the platform in Germany and the UK. These include CBS series like The Good Wife and Blue Bloods and Showtime series including Nurse Jackie, […]

Middle East VOD platform signs deals ahead of launch

icflix, the new video-on-demand platform coming out of the Middle East, has secured major content deals with Turner Broadcasting, Italy’s Mondo TV and Canada’s DHX Media. The platform is set to go live across the Middle East and North Africa in July as the Middle East’s first dedicated streamed programming platform and is currently deep […]

Moody’s positive on Netflix programming costs risk

Moody’s says Netflix is successfully managing the risk of increased programming costs with a more selective approach to acquiring content. The influential credit ratings agency issued a report on Netflix in the wake of the US-listed streaming service announced its largest ever original content deal, with DreamWorks, which spans 300 hours of new kids and […]

New Lovefilm Instant app for Xbox 360

Amazon-owned subscription video-on-demand service Lovefilm has launched a new streaming app for the Xbox 360 games console – the latest phase in the ongoing rollout of its next-generation app. The new Lovefilm Instant for Xbox 360 app features a homepage display that keeps track of what is currently being viewed and the last location reached […]

Amazon’s Lovefilm inks deal for The Walking Dead

Amazon-owned streaming service Lovefilm has inked a deal with Fox International Channels for mega-hit zombie series The Walking Dead. The scripted show set ratings records on AMC in the US and has been made available in the UK from today. The deal with FIC gives Lovefilm season one of the horror drama and the subsequent […]

Netflix commissions second season of original

Online video-on-demand subscription service Netflix has commissioned a second season of horror series Hemlock Grove, one of the original series in which it has recently invested. The show, executive produced by Eli Roth, will return to Netflix next year. Charles Eglee (The Walking Dead, Dexter, The Shield) will join the second season as executive producer. […]

Netflix announces Netherlands launch

Netflix is set to launch in the Netherlands later this year in the latest stage of its European expansion efforts, the firm has announced.  Netflix said that, like elsewhere, Netherlands subscribers will be able to access Hollywood, local and global TV series and films, including Netflix Original Series like House of Cards and Arrested Development […]