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Almost half of the remaining Premier League matches could be free-to-air

The English Premier League could make a large portion of the season available for free when it resumes. At a meeting last week, the premier league reiterated its intention to play out the remaining 92 games of the season, with a scheme dubbed ‘project restart’ eyeing a June 8 return. As a part of that […]

Ampere: Netflix and Amazon going local but facing more competition

Streaming providers Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are investing more in local content in international markets with an increasing focus on Asian markets such as Japan and India, where they are also facing competition from local players, according to Ampere Analysis. The research outfit says that the 15 markets that spend the most on original […]

Amazon adds OCS to French Channels offering

Amazon has added Orange’s premium TV offering OCS to its Prime Video Channels line-up in France. The agreement between the pair will mean that Prime members in France will be able to subscribe and watch shows on the OCS service, which is home to HBO content in France with series including Westworld, Watchmen, The Walking […]

BT revamps pay TV packages with flexible structure

BT has launched a range of new ‘flexible’ TV packages as it looks to disrupt the UK’s pay TV market and keep pace with the rising tide of streamers.  Launching on February 21, the company will offer 24-month flexible TV packages which are designed to allow customers to upgrade, downgrade and add bolt-ons on a […]

Parrot Analytics: Picard proves popular in Finland

The popularity of Disney+ original series The Mandalorian shows no sign of diminishing, with it topping Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart for the week ending February 9 in Finland. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across social […]

Amazon appoints Sony’s Hopkins as video business head

Amazon has hired Sony Pictures Television chairman and former Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins to oversee its video entertainment businesses — including Prime Video and its movie and television unit Amazon Studios. Hopkins is set to join Amazon on February 24 and will report directly to CEO Jeff Bezos. Hopkins joined Sony in 2017 after spending […]

Parrot Analytics: Argentinian demand for The Mandalorian

In what is quickly becoming a familiar story, Disney+’s The Mandalorian has once again proved to be the hottest streaming original, with it topping Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart for the week ending January 26 in Argentina. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of […]

Parrot Analytics: The Mandalorian is king in Italy

Picking up from the end of 2019, Disney+’s The Mandalorian has started the new decade atop Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart for the week ending January 12 in Italy. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across social […]

Parrot Analytics: New favourite The Mandalorian bolsters lead in Spain

With its first season at a close, Disney+ original The Mandalorian has topped the final Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart of 2019 in Spain. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across social media, fan sites, peer-to-peer protocols […]

Klaus proves hit for Netflix

Klaus, the first animated original movie from Netflix, has proved a hit according to the streamer. Netflix, which is normally coy on viewer numbers, said that the family film was streamed by 30 million households in its first month. This, Netflix said, makes it one of its most streamed originals. Earlier this year, the streamer […]

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