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Netflix ‘far behind’ in the Indian OTT market

Netflix is “far behind” other players in the Indian over-the-top video market, ranking fifth in terms of user numbers behind local and international rivals, according to new research. Hong Kong-headquartered analysis firm Counterpoint said that local providers Hotstar and Voot ranked first and second respectively in the Indian market, followed by Amazon Instant Video in […]

Ampere study highlights shifting online video pattern

YouTube remains the most watched video service overall across 14 major markets, but Facebook now attracts just under half the number of eyeballs of Google’s service, according to Ampere Analysis’ Top Online Video Services Barometer. YouTube was the most watched service in all but one of the markets surveyed. The UK was the exception, where […]

Netflix US overtakes YouTube

Netflix is now the most watched on-demand video service in the US, beating YouTube into second place, according to new research. Ampere Analysis, which measured the proportion of people interacting with a given service over the past month, says Netflix now has a 47% share of streaming eyeballs in the US, ahead of YouTube with […]

MTG’s Aleks Habdank joins TalkTalk

Former Modern Times Group (MTG) and Virgin Media executive Aleks Habdank has joined TalkTalk as the UK service provider’s chief operating officer for TV. Habdank will be tasked with growing TalkTalk’s TV business and will be responsible for strategic relationships and “providing the best possible offering to current TalkTalk TV customers”. At the same time […]

Amazon pilots go live in the US, UK and Germany

Amazon’s first original pilot season for 2015 has gone live on Amazon Instant Video in the US, UK and Germany.  Amazon has made a slate of 13 original comedy, drama, docuseries and kids shows available to stream, with viewers invited to provide feedback on the programmes they want to see turned into full series. Amazon […]

Second pilots round ‘up 100%’ for Amazon

Amazon Instant Video has revealed figures showing its second original pilots season has outscored the first in streamed views by 100%. The US SVOD service launched 10 pilots last week and initial feedback showed 85% of reviews were four or five stars and that the average number of streams had increased 100% for primetime pilots […]

Samsung to launch Smart Media Player

Samsung is set to launch a web-streaming set to box, offering live TV content and smart TV apps to viewers that don’t have internet-connected TVs. The Samsung Smart Media Player (GX-SM530CF) goes on sale in the US this week and will offer more than 100 smart apps at launch – including Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, […]

Amazon eyes Russian video streaming

Amazon looks set to launch a video streaming service in Russia, following local reports that it has applied to register the Amazon Instant Video trademark in the country. Russian tech site first reported the news last week, citing a “priority” filing with Russia’s patent office, Rospatent. A video launch would see Amazon go head-to-head […]