Netflix pass 65 million subscribers, confirms China launch plan

Netflix passed the 65 million subscriber-mark in the second quarter and confirmed plans to launch in China next year as part of its ongoing expansion efforts. For three months ending June 30, Netflix said it added a record 3.3 million new streaming members – exceeding its Q2 forecast of 2.5 million net additions and almost […]

Mobiles and tablets account for 27% of online video views

Mobile and tablet viewing now accounts for 27% of all online video plays, according to Ooyala’s second quarter Global Video Index Report.  The video publishing and analytics firm said that mobile video viewing rose by six percentage points between February and June 2014. In the past year, mobile video viewing more than doubled, increasing 127% […]

4K TV shipments reach 2.1 million in the second quarter

Global shipments of 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV sets reached 2.1 million in the second quarter of 2014 – more than the number shipped during all of 2013, according to NPD DisplaySearch. According to the research the Q2 figure compared to 1.6 million shipments for full-year 2013, following the introduction of new 4K TV […]

Netflix grows international numbers by 78%, plans further expansion

Netflix grew its international member base by 78% year-on-year in Q2 and has outlined plans to “further invest aggressively in global expansion.” Announcing its second quarter results, Netflix said that its international user base stood at 13.8 million, and its total number of users – including the US – was 50.05 million. Confirming that its […]

Kabel Deutschland hails TV business recovery

German cable operator Kabel Deutschland said that it added 55,000 TV customers during its fiscal second quarter, marking the start of its “premium TV recovery”.  Kabel Deutschland said that it closed the three months ending September 30 with 2.15 million premium TV service subscribers – up 15.4% year-on-year. Total TV average revenue per user also […]

Seachange appoints CFO, reports strong results

TV technology provider SeaChange has named interim chief finance officer Anthony Dias as its permanent CFO on the back of strong quarterly results that saw revenue and profit both improve year-on-year. SeaChange CEO Raghu Rau praised Dias’ fiscal stewardship during the company’s “ongoing transformation into a software-focused company” and said he will be “vital for […]

Liberty posts loss but customer numbers boosted by Virgin deal

Liberty Global reported a net loss of US$12 million (€9.09 million) in its second quarter and a drop in operating income, though received a customer boost thanks to its recent acquisition of Virgin Media.  Liberty said it had a 41% or 13.7 million year-on-year increase in revenue generating units (RGUs), largely driven by the acquisition […]

TF1’s audience up, profits down

French broadcaster TF1 reported an increase in audience share during the first half of 2013, though saw net profit and revenue drop year-on-year during Q2.  The firm said that over the first six months of 2013, its four free-to-air channels achieved audience share of 29.0% among people aged four and over, a year-on-year increase of 0.6 […]