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Parrot Analytics: Disney and Apple make splash

In a potential sign of things to come in 2020, new series from Disney+ and Apple TV+ have made a serious dent in Netflix’s dominance as per Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart for the week ending December 1 in the UAE.  Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based […]

Parrot Analytics: The Mandalorian shows strong start, but not enough to dislodge Stranger Things

New shows from Disney+ and Apple TV+ have had an impact, but not enough to displace perennial chart-topper Stranger Things from Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart for the week ending November 17 in South Africa.  Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence […]

Hulu raises prices of cord cutting skinny bundle

Less than a week after the launch of Disney+, Disney-owned Hulu has announced that it is raising the price of its Hulu with Live TV service by 20%. Starting December 18th, customers will pay US$54.99 per month, up from US$44.99 per month. This follows a similar price increase from US$39.99 per month to US$44.99 per […]

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 […]