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SVOD, Operators, Netflix
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.

Number of scripted shows continues to rise, as do costs associated with them
OTT, Content, Workflow
Number of scripted shows continues to rise, as do costs associated with them
Aug 10 2016 11:00 AM

By 2017, Hollywood could be producing as many as 500 scripted TV shows, a 20% increase from last year’s record 417, according to FX Networks CEO John Landgraf, who told a Television Association Critics gathering that he anticipates up to 450 shows this year.

21% of consumers surveys in Brazil, Mexico plan to add Netflix this year
LatAM, Netflix
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.

Report: Netflix planning original content in Singapore
APAC, Content, SVOD
Report: Netflix planning original content for Singapore
May 03 2016 8:15 AM

Netflix may be planning to produce more local content for its Singaporean subscribers, but Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos suggested that any local video likely could play globally, a la Narcos – a drama about the drug trade set in Colombia – has been able to do.

Are there downloads in Netflix’s future? Maybe so
SVOD
Are there downloads in Netflix’s future? Maybe so, Hastings says
Apr 19 2016 8:30 AM

Will Netflix, as its main competitor Amazon Prime does, allow offline viewing of its content in the future? Perhaps, at least, of its growing library of originals?

Well, said CEO Reed Hastings, during the company’s Q1 earnings interview yesterday, never say never.

HBO chases Netflix with slew of new originals; HBO Now up to 1M subs?
OTT, SVOD, Content
HBO chases Netflix with slew of new originals; HBO Now up to 1M subs?
Mar 08 2016 12:30 PM

File this under “Turnabout is Fair Play.” HBO is taking a page from the Netflix playbook (yes, I know, Netflix took one from HBO as well) as it plans to increase the amount of original content it produces by 50% to – wait for it – 600 hours, about the same as their streaming competitor.

Report: Netflix plans $1.2B spend to produce local content in select foreign markets
EMEA, LatAM, Netflix, SVOD
Report: Netflix plans $1.2B spend to produce local content in select foreign markets
Feb 10 2016 9:15 AM

Netflix, seeking to cement its toehold in its rapidly expanding international market, is expected to spend as much as $1.2 billion on original content in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain, according to published reports.

The company has publicly said it plans to spend $5 billion on content production and acquisition in 2016.

Netflix’s Sarandos: Not selling content to SVOD outlets ‘foolish,’ costly misstep
SVOD, Content Deals
Netflix’s Sarandos: Not selling content to SVOD outlets ‘foolish,’ costly misstep
Dec 07 2015 1:00 PM

Will content owners like Time Warner really ever cut Netflix off at the programming spigot?

Not likely, said Netflix Chief of Content Ted Sarandos, who Monday told an audience at the Annual UBS Global Media and Communications Conference that doing so would cost content owners billions.

“What you’re seeing is a fundamental change in audience behavior,” he said, in answer to a question. “And, it’s a SVOD shift, not just a Netflix shift.”

HDTVs in 86% of US homes; what’s that mean for 4K TV set sales?
Connected TVs & Devices, UHD, OTT
HDTVs in 86% of US homes; what’s that mean for 4K TV set sales?
Oct 01 2015 6:45 AM

HDTVs have become the norm in the United States with at least one set in 86% of households and nearly two-thirds of HH reporting two or more sets, a new report says.

ShoppingNexus.com also found 60% of respondents preferred LED models and said price, brand and screen size were the top three – in that order -- determinants to their buying decisions.

About 24% of American HHs own three or more HD TVs.

What’s that ubiquity mean for 4K/UHD technology?

Will €1 price hike in Europe stall Netflix's international growth? Not likely
EMEA, SVOD, Online Video
Will €1 price hike in Europe stall Netflix's international growth? Not likely
Aug 19 2015 8:45 AM

With an eye on continued expansion of its content catalog, Netflix this week said new customers in many of its European markets would see a €1 increase in the price of its standard subscription to €9.90 ($10.90), and informed current customers that they’d also see the price bump, but not for another 12 months.

Videomind Podcast July 29: Dismal Q2 to pay TV, cord cutting, piracy and more
OTT, Online Video, Pay TV, Ooyala News
Videomind Podcast July 29: Pay TV's dismal Q2, cord cutting, piracy, ESPN a la carte and more
Jul 30 2015 10:00 AM

In this week's Videomind podcast , Hack and Flack discuss the week's top TV and media news and trends, including a look at just how dismal Q2 was for pay-TV operators, how Netflix and its line up of new Originals is changing TV, research about cord cutting and how -- GASP! -- making premium content affordable and easy to access could put an end to piracy.