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Netflix ups US subscription price

Netflix is raising the price for its US subscription plans, its first increase since 2017. The streaming service’s basic $7.99 (€7) single-viewer, non-HD plan is increasing to $8.99 monthly, while the standard $10.99 two HD streams plan rises to $12.99. The premium four-stream HD plan increases to $15.99 from $13.99. […]

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Secret ingredient that made Netflix a world beater could lead to its demise

In this crossposting from The Conversation, Lancaster University’s Martin Friesl explains how the consumer demand for Netflix’s award-winning unique content could ultimately spiral out of control. Netflix’s latest half-year results have disappointed the market, sending shares in the TV streaming giant down 13% overnight. When this is the reaction to adding 5m […]

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‘Netflix effect’ poses challenge to British TV

Image copyright Netflix Video streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime now have more subscribers than traditional pay TV services in the UK, new data from Ofcom has revealed. The media regulator says British TV will have to change the way it operates if it wants to compete with […]

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BBC, ITV and Channel 4 in talks to create UK streaming service

NBC Universal also believed to be involved in discussions on how to combat Netflix and Amazon The BBC, Channel 4 and ITV have held discussions about joining forces to create a British streaming service to combat the increasing power of Netflix and Amazon in the UK. The early-stage talks, which […]

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Netflix launches 30-second preview videos on mobile

Netflix  is introducing its own take on Snapchat and Instagram stories after it began to roll out 30-second preview videos for mobile viewers. The previews look much like Stories because the thumbnails are circular and the content plays with virtual videos, so there’s no need to move your phone to the […]

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more than one ott service required

When it comes to OTT, a subscription to just one service doesn’t cut it as a replacement for pay-TV: According to Hub Entertainment Research, most consumers in the US would need to subscribe to three or four services to meet their needs. The firm found that only two-fifths of viewers […]

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all major networks to launch ott

Seeing select premium networks alongside a few other channels going direct-to-consumer (DTC) with streaming services is more than a passing fad. Citing the ongoing unbundling of cable TV packages in the coming years, The Diffusion Group predicts that all “major” TV networks will introduce OTT-powered, direct-to-consumer services by 2022. That, […]

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localised content demands

US streaming giants Amazon and Netflix are tapping into Indian viewers’ preferences for local content and, more specifically, regional language content as internet penetration spreads beyond the cities and into rural areas. Jessica Lee, vice president, Communications–Asia, Netflix, reported the platform had seen “strong growth” since its launch in India two years […]

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Sky to Offer Netflix in New Package

Sky to offer popular SVOD service via its ‘Sky Q’ platform Sky, the U.K.-based media giant that’s now the apple of Comcast’s eye, and Netflix have forged a deal that will bundle the SVOD service into a new subscription package through the Sky Q platform. Under the deal, sky will make […]

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