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Stranger Things tops in-demand originals in Sweden

Stranger Things topped Parrot Analytics’s analysis of ‘in-demand’ digital originals in Sweden for the week ending January 28, with the popular sci-fi horror show achieving close to double the number of ‘demand expressions’ measured by Parrot of its closest rival, Amazon’s The Grand Tour. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across […]

Samsung and Amazon introduce HDR10+

Samsung and Amazon Video have announced HDR10+, an updated version of its open HDR10 standard. The update adds ‘dynamic metadata’, which allows a high dynamic range (HDR) TV to adjust brightness levels on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis. The current HDR10 standard uses static metadata that does not change during playback despite scene-specific brightness levels. […]

Amazon ‘definitely open’ to video partnerships with operators

Amazon is “definitely open” to video partnerships with cable operators and the firm does not see itself as a direct threat to the traditional pay TV industry, according to Alex Green. Speaking at Cable Congress in Brussels this morning, the managing director of Amazon Video said that while Amazon has not been as active at […]

HBO Now tops SVOD customer satisfaction rankings

HBO Now trumped its US SVOD rivals in most categories of a new customer satisfaction survey, conducted by Strategy Analytics. The research firm found that HBO Now ranked highest for customer satisfaction in 11 of 14 categories against competition from Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video. The 14 categories focused on three key areas: the number […]

Amazon to launch streaming partner scheme in Europe

Amazon Video is planning to launch its streaming partners programme in Europe for the first time, according to details revealed in a string of company job posts. The move will see Amazon extend its December-launched US channels initiative – which has seen it partner with major TV networks and content makers like Showtime, Starz and AMC […]

Amazon looks to add VR to Amazon Video

Amazon is working to add a “Virtual Reality experience within Amazon Video”, according to a job ad posted to US recruitment site Glassdoor. The web giant is looking for a senior software development manager to lead its Virtual Reality (VR) team, according to the advert for the California-based post. “Entertainment is evolving rapidly. The future will not […]

Netflix ‘slowly increases’ North American web domination

Netflix continues to “slowly increase its domination” of North American fixed internet networks, accounting for 36.5% of downstream traffic in the peak evening hours, according to Sandvine. The broadband network solutions firm said in its latest ‘Global Internet Phenomena’ report noted that Netflix’s share of web traffic was up slightly from its second half of […]