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Should European operators worry about cord cutting as Amazon, Netflix push deeper into their market? Absolutely
May 25 2017 8:15 AM

When the Big Two come to play in your backyard, it’s time to up your game.

Netflix and Amazon have launched a push into Europe that will likely result in some bad nights of sleep for operators, pay-TV channels and broadcasters looking themselves to do more business over the top.

Netflix original Korean content plays to markets in SE Asia, Korea & China - eventually
APAC, Netflix, SVOD
Netflix original Korean content plays to markets in SE Asia, Korea & China - eventually
Jan 11 2017 11:45 AM

Netflix has joined the long list of over-the-top services that are looking to use South Korean dramas as a lure to draw new viewers in Asia, while at the same time making its own service more competitive to local services in South Korea.

The company today announced it had contracted for a 12-episode original series based on a South Korean online comedy series. The series will debut in 2018.

LatAM, SVOD, Netflix
Netflix has more than 70% of Mexico’s SVOD market
Dec 12 2016 2:45 PM

Five years after it launched in Mexico, Netflix is dominating the SVOD market, with a share estimated to be more than 70% of the 6.2 million households with an SVOD service at the close of Q3.

Netflix a gateway to multiple SVOD service adoption
APAC, Netflix, SVOD
Netflix a gateway to multiple SVOD service adoption
Dec 03 2016 11:30 PM

Netflix is serving as the “gateway drug” for subscription video on-demand (SVOD) users in Australia, as it’s often the first service consumer’s trial before adding others.

A report from Roy Morgan Research points out that other services in the market, like Stan, benefit from continued Netflix growth.

Netflix goes all in on offline viewing in time for the holidays
SVOD, Netflix
Netflix goes all in on offline viewing in time for the holidays
Nov 30 2016 9:00 AM

Christmas arrived a little early for Netflix subscribers around the world. The streaming giant, in a blog post today, said it has begun to offer a download option for subscribers worldwide that allows them to view content offline.

The feature is included in all plans and is available for phones and tablets on Android and iOS. And, it's free.

Netflix ‘looking at’ offline viewing, but not for developed markets
Netflix, SVOD
Netflix ‘looking at’ offline viewing, but not for developed markets
Nov 07 2016 6:00 AM

Bad news for commuters and road warriors hoping to catch up on The Crown or House of Cards: There’s no truth to the rumors – rampant over the past couple of weeks – that Netflix will be offering content for offline viewing in the near future (or, ever for that matter)… at least not in the United States and probably not in any market that has a highly developed WiFi and broadband infrastructure, like most of Western Europe.

Netflix inks deal with Pakistan telecom PTCL
APAC, Netflix
Netflix inks deal with Pakistan telecom PTCL
Oct 31 2016 8:30 AM

Pakistan’s PTCL has signed a partnership agreement with Netflix for the Pakistan market, with each said saying they’ll “use their respective resources for mutual benefit, utilizing and maximizing the viewing experience and penetration of Netflix services in Pakistan.”

APAC SVOD subs to double; China tops growth but Netflix will wait
APAC, SVOD, Netflix
APAC SVOD subs to double; China tops growth but Netflix will wait
Oct 19 2016 6:15 AM

APAC’s subscription video on-demand (SVOD) subscriber numbers will more than double to 157.8 million by 2021, up from an anticipated 76.1 million at the end of 2016, a new report says. That’s an increase of 279% from the 41.7 million subscribers the region had at the end of 2015.

The rapid scaling comes as an increasing number of services launch in the region and as the Netflix deployment to the entire region in January of this year begins to gain traction.

Netflix’s international subs to outnumber US customers by 2018
SVOD, Netflix
Netflix’s international subs to outnumber US customers by 2018
Aug 23 2016 8:30 AM

As Netflix’s subscriber growth in the United States, where the streamer already is in 45 million households, slows, it should come as no surprise that the bulk of its future growth is expected to come from its international business.

In fact, IHS this week forecasts that not only will growth be more rapid globally moving forward, but that the number of international subscribers will surpass U.S. subs by 2018.

Netflix plans to top $6 billion content budget in 2017
Netflix, Content
Netflix plans to top $6 billion content budget in 2017
Jul 28 2016 7:00 AM

Netflix is planning to increase its investment in original and licensed content beyond the $6 billion it spent this year, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told the Television Critics Assn. in Beverly Hills Wednesday.

21% of consumers surveys in Brazil, Mexico plan to add Netflix this year
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21% of consumers surveyed in Brazil, Mexico plan to add Netflix this year
May 23 2016 10:30 AM

Nearly a quarter of consumers surveyed in Brazil and Mexico said they intend to join to the subscription video service in the next year, according to a new poll, while just 8% of the respondents said they haven’t heard of the subscription video company.

The Piper Jaffray survey found that 7% were subscribers at some point, but canceled.

APAC, Netflix, Operators
Singapore, Hong Kong break into Netflix ISP Speed Index rank's Top 10
May 10 2016 6:30 AM

Netflix has started adding new countries to its ISP Speed Index as traffic from its massive January international deployment is starting to kick in; this month nine Asian countries were added, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.

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