Netflix: 8m viewers have binged entire series in a day

Some 8.4 million Netflix subscribers have ‘binge raced’ through an entire season of a show, completing it within 24 hours of its release, according to stats released by the SVOD giant. Netflix said that between 2013 and 2016 the amount of “launch day finishers” increased more than 20 times over and claimed that “the rate […]

Sky targets binge viewing with Sky+ update

Sky claims that the latest update to its Sky+ service will make it “even easier to binge-watch” Sky Box Set content.  Sky said that with the update, its first of 2016, it has made navigation “quicker and simpler”, allowing viewers to choose to download complete box sets to binge on. Sky+ users can now select […]

Amazon to try out Netflix binge model

Amazon will launch all episodes of its upcoming scripted series Transparent simultaneously, taking a lead from its chief rival Netflix, which has had notable success releasing original shows in this way. Amazon has been investing heavily in original series, but has released episodes of these in batches and on a weekly basis, eschewing the all-at-once […]

Three-quarters of viewers ‘super binge’ says TiVo study

Some 75% of TiVo subscribers ‘super binge’ on content, watching an entire season (or more) of a specific programme over multiple days, according to a new survey by the DVR maker’s research arm. TiVo Research and Analytics said that 14% of its survey respondents said they had super-binged within the past week, with 23% having […]

Amazon, Xbox cool on Netflix’s binge model

The executives running the content arms of Amazon and Xbox have separately told DTVE’s sister title TBI they have serious reservations about the Netflix model of releasing all episodes of an original series at once. Amazon Studios is about to release a slew of originals for its Amazon Instant Prime service in the US following […]