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Tata Sky makes its TV Everywhere service free as Netflix deploys in India
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Tata Sky makes its TV Everywhere service free as Netflix deploys in India
Jan 11 2016 8:30 AM

Indian pay-TV provider Tata Sky’s TV Everywhere service – which formerly cost consumers 90 cents a month – is now free to subscribers, a plan the company hinted at in November.

Netflix launches ‘global Internet TV network’ with simultaneous roll out in 130 countries
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Netflix launches ‘global Internet TV network’ with simultaneous roll out in 130 countries
Jan 06 2016 10:30 AM

Talk about a crowd pleaser... Netflix CEO Reed Hastings today said the streaming giant has deployed to another 130 countries, executing what he called "the birth of a new global TV network." The crowd at his CES keynote, predictably, went wild. As expected, India and Russia were both part of the roll out and -- again, as expected -- China was not. At least for the moment. Hastings said Netflix would continue to explore options for deployment in the Middle Kingdom down the road.

Dream Works Animation makes deeper commitment to Netflix
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Dream Works Animation makes deeper commitment to Netflix
Jan 05 2016 8:45 AM

Netflix and DreamWorks Animation will expand their current multi-year deal to include a several new original family series as well as on-demand rights to the DreamWorks Animation film library.

Terms of the deal – which excludes distribution in China – were not announced.

Report: 3 of 4 US Internet users to watch Cloud TV by 2019
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Report: 3 of 4 US Internet users to watch Cloud TV by 2019
Dec 21 2015 8:15 AM

eMarketer is forecasting nearly three-quarters of U.S. Internet users – some 199.6 million people -- will watch over-the-top video services by 2019, with YouTube, Netflix, Amazon and Hulu being the top four destinations.

That means, the company said in it Q4 2015 State of Video: Monetization, Audience, Platforms and Content report, that nearly 90% of digital video viewers would watch OTT, and increase of nearly 3% from 2015.

Hulu traffic up 83%, Amazon 21%, Netflix 6% as real-time entertainment owns the Internet
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Hulu traffic up 83%, Amazon 21%, Netflix 6% as real-time entertainment owns the Internet
Dec 07 2015 2:30 PM

Streaming video and audio makes up more than 70% of Internet downstream traffic in North America during peak evening hours, up from less than 35% five years ago, according to Sandvine’s Global Internet Phenomena Report: 2H 2015.

And, the usual suspects, Netflix (37.1%) and YouTube (17.9%) are the top two sources of video traffic with Amazon Prime (3.1%) iTunes (2.8%), BitTorrent (2.7%) and Hulu (2.6%) rounding out the Top Five.

Young Australians flock to Netflix as more than 1M households subscribe
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Young Australians flock to Netflix as more than 1M households subscribe
Nov 12 2015 1:00 AM

Netflix households in Australia passed the one million mark in October, just seven months after the SVOD service launched there. And, new research said, younger consumers most likely to pirate content have become the earliest adopters of new SVOD services, and already are having an impact on downloading content from the Internet.

Netflix is in 1.04 million households, reaching more than 2.68 million Australians over the age of 14, Roy Morgan Research reported.

Netflix gains ‘only’ 3.62M subs; eyes news programming, China and more,
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Netflix adds ‘only’ 3.62M subs in Q3; eyes news programming, China and Vice
Oct 14 2015 5:15 PM

The sky still isn’t falling for Netflix, although its stock price took a wicked tumble of some 10% in the minutes following its Q3 earnings release, before bouncing back to trade 3% lower after hours.

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Researcher: Netflix already has 1M subscribers in crowded Australian market
Jul 01 2015 12:15 PM

Reed Hastings has maintained that – as far as international deployments were concerned – Netflix didn’t expect to always be the No. 1 streaming service in every country, just one of the top two or three.

Let me put this politely: Horse feathers.

Netflix vows global coverage in two years; Hastings: ‘Virtually all entertainment video will be Internet video’
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Netflix vows global coverage in two years; Hastings: ‘Virtually all entertainment video will be Internet video’
Jan 21 2015 6:15 AM

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said the company would expand to more than 200 countries in the next two years, including China, as international “progress has been so strong” that it can complete its global expansion while staying profitable.

Wall Street reacted strongly to the message, with after hours trading pushing shares – which were up 3.4% during trading Tuesday – up a further 16% pre-open. For the first time since October, Netflix is trading over $400.

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The kids are all right, Netflix is on
Oct 16 2014 2:30 PM

Netflix is having a rough week. Not only did HBO announce it’s own competing OTT solution, but Netflix stock took a 25% downturn in the Q3 earnings report.

Netflix set to double European subscriber base
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Netflix Euro play likely to double its international subscribers in 4 years
Aug 25 2014 8:15 AM

With the clocking ticking down to Netflix’s latest European expansion, which is planned to occur by the end of the year, a new report says the company could add more than 8 million subscribers in the market by 2018.

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