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As Amazon nips at its heels, operator deals become crucial for Netflix’s global growth
SVOD, Operators
As Amazon nips at its heels, operator deals become crucial for Netflix’s global growth
Dec 15 2016 7:00 AM

Netflix is now available to Liberty Global customers in a pair of European countries, part of its deal with the international cableco that will give it direct access to millions of potential subscribers and help Liberty Global reduce churn and cord cutting, while also potentially attracting younger consumers to its larger service.

Irish mobile operator Eir offers subscribers ‘free’ data for social media use
EMEA, Mobile
Irish mobile operator Eir offers subscribers ‘free’ data for social media use
Jun 23 2016 5:45 AM

Competition in Ireland’s mobile phone market is heating up and operator Eir is looking at social media – which includes, of course, video – as a principle battleground.

The service provider is offering users unlimited use (to a point) of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with no data charges up to 60GB a month. Users can add another 15 GB for 20 euros.

Ireland’s RTÉ partnering with Freesat on DTV service Saorview
EMEA, Cloud TV
Ireland’s RTÉ partnering with Freesat on DTV service Saorview
Jan 25 2016 6:00 AM

Irish broadcaster RTÉ is partnering with Freesat to develop a new product for Ireland’s free digital television service Saorview.

“Saorview Connect,” will deliver a range of on-demand content, as well as the Saorview television channels, to viewers and will be integrated in a new set-top box with a range of additional features.

Vodafone launched new broadband-delivered TV service in Ireland
EMEA, Pay TV, IPTV
Vodafone launched new broadband-delivered TV service in Ireland
Jan 25 2016 5:45 AM

Vodafone Ireland has rolled out TV services in Ireland, enabling viewers to catch up, record and restart programs at any point, and also have included a dedicated Netflix button on their remote control.

Vodafone TV is a premium service available from €40 per month to all new and existing Vodafone Home customers who subscribe to Vodafone Broadband with speeds of at least 40mbps.