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Streamers “all relatively small to linear TV” claims Netflix CEO

Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Hulu, Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max and Peacock are “all small compared to linear TV,” thinks Netflix CEO Reed Hastings (pictured). The comments come from Hastings’ investors’ letter, following the release of Netflix’s Q3 results – where it saw a larger-than-expected increase of 6.77 million subscribers. Despite positioning Netflix as the market […]

Parrot Analytics: Dutch joy for Stranger Things

Stranger Things has regained its place atop Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart, with the retro sci-fi series dominating attention in the Netherlands for the week ending September 24. 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, […]

Hulu Japan taps Bitmovin for encoding

Hulu Japan operator HJ Holdings and online video platform Play have chosen Bitmovin Encoding to deliver the service to multiple screens. The deployment was implemented through Bitmovin’s local integrator partner Itochu Cable Systems (ICS). HJ runs an online video delivery service that allows its subscribers to access a library of content which features over 50,000 titles, including movies, […]

Parrot Analytics: Stranger Things pips La Casa De Papel in Spain

Though Spain is its native country, not even La Casa De Papel could stop Stranger Things from topping Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart in the country for the week ending August 25. The Spanish hit sat in second place with 4.7 million average demand expressions, a little over a third of Stranger Things which drew […]

Rivals gaining on still-dominant Netflix in US

Rival services Hulu and Amazon Prime are making up ground in the battle with Netflix in the US, with the latter remaining dominant but losing market share, according to eMarketer. According to the research outfit, Netflix’s share of the US OTT market will drop to 87% this year, down from 90% in 2014. It predicts […]

Charter signs Disney deal with potential for streaming distribution

US telco Charter and Disney have signed an expanded distribution deal which opens the door to the future possibility of carrying Disney’s streaming services Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney +. The multi-year deal will see the telco’s Spectrum service offer a range of Disney’s ever-increasing roster of TV channels, including ESPN, the soon-to-launch ACC Network and […]

Parrot Analytics: Stranger Things sweeps competition aside in Sweden

Netflix’s Stranger Things has continued to show its vice-like grip on the public consciousness, by once again topping Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart for the week ending August 11 – this time in Sweden. The show drew 2.3 million average demand expressions, over more than double that of Orange Is The New Black in second […]

Disney announces streaming bundle for US$12.99 

Disney has continued its aggressive streaming strategy by announcing a US$12.99 (€11.76) bundle package of its three streaming services – Hulu, ESPN+ and the soon to launch Disney+. The package, announced by CEO Bob Iger during the company’s Q2 earnings call, will be available in the US from November 12.  It will be comprised of […]

Disney shuts down FX+ in buildup to Disney+ launch

FX+, the SVOD platform for the channel’s shows, is to shut down, Disney has confirmed. The shuttering of the platform comes in preparation for the launch of Disney+ later this year.  A brief message on the FX+ website confirmed that the streamer will shut down on August 21, just shy of two years after its […]

Hulu reintroduces 4K, but no HDR

Disney-owned Hulu has reintroduced 4K streaming to the platform. The announcement came quietly in a response to a user concern from the Hulu Support Twitter account. The tweet confirmed that users will be able to watch any of Hulu’s original shows – such as The Handmaid’s Tale, Catch-22 and Castle Rock – in 4K UHD. […]

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