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Parrot Analytics: Dark shines bright for Netflix in Germany

German-language Netflix original Dark has jumped up to the top of Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart for the week ending June 28 in Germany. 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, fan sites, peer-to-peer protocols […]

Apple to add 4K Netflix support to Macs

In what will surely be a welcome update to Mac users, Netflix may finally stream in 4K UHD on Apple computers with the upcoming Big Sur operating system. Despite boasting ultra high resolution displays, Netflix users have not been able to take advantage of the hardware to stream their favourite shows and movies in UHD […]

MultiChoice to integrate Netflix and Amazon, launch DStv streaming product

South Africa-based pay TV operator MultiChoice has agreed to add Netflix and Amazon Prime Video to its TV offering and has posted solid year end results. MultiChoice said in its results presentation that it had agreed deals with Netflix and Amazon to integrate their services into its Explora decoder. The pay TV operator has also […]

Disney+ beats Netflix in US consumer satisfaction rankings

Disney+ has topped the ranks of US streaming services for consumer satisfaction, beating streaming pioneer Netflix in the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Telecommunications report. Disney scored a satisfaction rating of 80 just six months after launch, ahead of Netflix whose score slipped 1% to 78. Disney, which reported 54.5 million subscribers for the […]

Ex-Netflix exec Duncan in as president at Disney’s Freeform

Disney’s young adult cablenet Freeform has appointed former Netflix exec Tara Duncan as its president. Duncan takes up the role on June 8 and will lead on content strategy, original programming and production, as well as overseeing brand development, scheduling and finance. She reports into Disney TV Studios and ABC Entertainment chairman Dana Walden. Duncan […]

Millions watch The Last Dance outside US as Jordan doc goes viral

Netflix has revealed that The Last Dance, the docuseries co-produced with Disney’s ESPN, has been watched by almost 25 million non-US viewers. The streamer, which normally is coy with its viewing figures, said that the ten-episode documentary about Michael Jordan’s career with the Chicago Bulls, has been watched by 23.8 million users outside of the […]

Netflix to start culling inactive accounts

Netflix has announced that it will shut down the accounts of inactive users. In a move to “help members who haven’t been watching,” the company has said that it will start closing the accounts of users who haven’t watched anything for a year since they’ve joined. Netflix will also make the same move for anyone […]

Parrot Analytics: Netflix makes near clean sweep in Ukraine originals chart

Perennial favourite Stranger Things sits atop a new look version of Parrot Analytics’ originals in-demand chart for the week ending May 17 in Ukraine. 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, fan sites, peer-to-peer protocols and […]

Full stream ahead as Netflix begins to restore video quality

Netflix has reportedly started to restore its streaming quality in a number of European countries. The streamer initially said that it would reduce its bandwidth usage by 25% for an initial period of 30 days at the end of March, though a snowballing of lockdown measures throughout Europe has seen that timeframe shift to an […]

Coronavirus accelerates global SVOD growth

Global SVOD subscriptions will grow by 519 million between 2019 and 2025 to 1,161 million – an increase of 81% – according to forecasts released by Digital TV Research. According to the research outfit, the total number of SVOD subscriptions will climb by 170 million in 2020 alone as numbers jump thanks to coronavirus-related lockdowns […]

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