Netflix international subscribers outnumber US after strong Q2

Netflix passed the 100 million-member mark and now has more international than US viewers, in a quarter that saw it surpass customer addition forecasts. The subscription video-on-demand giant added 5.2 million new users globally in Q2, beating its prediction of 3.2 million and setting a second quarter record for net additions. Netflix said it had […]

A+E sales chief stepping down

Joel Denton is stepping down from his role running A+E Networks’ international sales unit. The former RHI Entertainment, Red Arrow Entertainment and Rare TV exec had been in charge of international sales for three years as managing director, content sales and partnerships. “After three very successful years growing the content sales and partnerships group at […]

Amazon: ‘multi-local’ originals key to driving subscriptions

Amazon Prime Video will increasingly focus on original international content with market-specific appeal to drive up subscriptions and sustain its base globally, according to Roy Price. In a keynote interview at MIPTV in Cannes yesterday, Amazon Prime Video’s head of global content said “there are no global customers so you have to provide a ‘multi-local’ […]

IHS: international Netflix subscribers to overtake US

Subscribers from the 130 countries Netflix expanded to last year account for just 5% of the streaming service’s customer base, according to new research. Despite the slow take-up in new territories, however, the Netflix international subscriber base will overtake that of the US this year, IHS Markit data suggests. The US-listed company launched in 50 […]

Freesat updates TV genre list

UK free-to-air satellite platform, Freesat, is updating its TV guide genre list, introducing international and faith categories. The update, which is due to come into force tomorrow, will result in a several channels being reallocated. Rishtey and Colors will be among the channels that will be included in the new international genre, while channels such […]

Netflix’s international subscribers to overtake US in 2018

Netflix’s international subscriber-base will overtake its US customer count in 2018, according to new independent research. The Digital TV Research report claims that the subscription video-on-demand giant will have almost 118 million global paying subscribers by 2021, accounting for 27.5% of the world’s SVOD market. By 2021, the US will contribute 44% of Netflix’s subscriber […]

NBCUniversal looks to international opportunities

NBCUniversal has highlighted the opportunity to grow its international business to put it on more of an equal footing with its big US media rivals. Speaking at the RTS London Conference – Full Stream Ahead this morning, NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke praised the company’s UK production arms, Working Title and Carnival, describing the UK as […]

Netflix international subs to outnumber US by 2018

Netflix will have more subscribers outside of the US by 2018, according to new research. IHS Markit noted Netflix’s subs base grew 30% between 2014 and 2015, and is forecasted to grow 21% this year, as the SVOD service reaches a “territorial expansion” peak. International subs will grow 38% this year, the research claimed, with […]

BBC completes global iPlayer Radio app rollout

The BBC’s global iPlayer radio app is now available globally in all territories supported by the Apple App Store, the Google Play store, and the Amazon Store – including China. The BBC launched the app in the Republic of Ireland last month, marking the first stage of its planned worldwide rollout for the service. The […]

BBC starts international iPlayer Radio app rollout

The BBC has launched its iPlayer Radio app in the Republic of Ireland, marking the first stage of a planned global rollout for the service. The BBC said that the free app, which has been available in the UK since 2012, will “transform access to BBC Radio programmes internationally”. International users will be able to […]

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