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Samsung adds HDR10+ Adaptive feature to new QLED TVs

Samsung has announced that it will add support for the HDR10+ Adaptive feature to its upcoming QLED sets. HDR10+ Adaptive promises to improve the viewing experience in customers’ homes regardless of the lighting conditions, and supports the Hollywood-backed Filmmaker Mode which was first launched in mid-2019. Announcing the feature, Samsung noted that optimal HDR relies […]

Amazon Prime Video launches on Freesat

Freesat has become the latest UK platform to do a deal with Amazon. The partnership will see the Amazon Prime Video app launch on Freesat. Amazon Prime Video, which statistically has the largest VOD content library in the UK, joins the likes of Netflix, BritBox and UKTV Play in being offered by Freesat. Users of […]

RFU boss welcomes Amazon interest in Six Nations

Bill Sweeney, the boss of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) has welcomed speculation that Amazon could make an offer for rights to the Six Nations. The rights are currently held by ITV and the BBC, but that deal expires in 2021. The tournament has historically been housed on FTA TV, but the UK government’s decision […]

ProSiebenSat.1 pay TV services land on Amazon Channels

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1’s Seven One Entertainment arm has made its pay TV channels ProSieben Fun, SAT.1 emotions and Kabel Eins Classics available on Amazon Prime Video.  Prime members can access the channels as part of the Prime Video Channels offering live and on-demand in HD. Viewers can subscribe to all three pay TV channels […]

‘Big three’ continue to dominate US SVOD chart, but newer players having an impact

Netflix has once again emerged as the top subscription streamer in the US, but the impact of newer players is being felt in the market. According to Parks Associate’s update list of the top 10 US SVOD services through to September 2020, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney-owned Hulu continue to make up the top […]

Parrot Analytics: Brits hooked on The Mandalorian

Disney+ series The Mandalorian appears to have recaptured the buzz of its first season upon its return, with the series being clear leader at the top of Parrot Analytics originals in-demand chart in the UK for the week ending November 15. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based […]

New regulatory regime for streamers in India could herald clampdown

The Indian government is to place streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video under the regulatory supervision of the country’s ministry of information and broadcasting in a move that observers believe could presage a crackdown on content deemed unsuitable – or politically unacceptable – by the ruling Bharatiya Janata party. Video streaming platforms […]

EPL scraps pay per view

With the UK in lockdown until at least the beginning of December, the English Premier League has scrapped its controversial pay per view model until at least the new year. The announcement confirms a previous report which claimed that the league would remove the £14.95 fee to watch matches that had not been selected for […]

Disney+ to be second-largest SVOD by 2025, with top five expected to hit 678 million subs

Disney+ is expected to reach almost 200 million subscribers by 2025 as part of continued growth across the top SVOD players. According to Digital TV Research, the big five US-based streamers – Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+ and HBO Max – will have a collective total of 678 million subscribers by the mid-point […]