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Report: Netflix plans $1.2B spend to produce local content in select foreign markets

Report: Netflix plans $1.2B spend to produce local content in select foreign markets

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. Researcher […]

February 11, 2016 | By More
More than 50% of consumers 12+ rent or buy digital movies, TV

More than 50% of consumers 12+ rent or buy digital movies, TV

More than half of all U.S. consumers aged 12 and above bought or rented movies or TV shows digitally in the past six months, a new report says. And, said Nielsen’s Home Entertainment Trends Report, consumers say that more of their digital viewing time is happening with subscription video services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon […]

September 3, 2015 | By More
DTH CDN – Time to start thinking outside the (set-top) box

DTH CDN – Time to start thinking outside the (set-top) box

I recently participated at VSAT Latin America 2015 where High Throughput Satellites (HTS) was, naturally, the core discussion topic. During one of the interactive panels Mauro Wajnberg, General Manager at Telesat Brazil, raised a good point concerning the expectations that the industry may be building around the delivery of bandwidth-hungry OTT video (i.e. Netflix) over […]

September 3, 2015 | By More
OTT Via satellite – Threats & Opprtunities

OTT Via satellite – Threats & Opprtunities

Television viewing habits have changed dramatically over the past decade. The exhibit below highlights this trend quite clearly, where the wave of online and on demand content now forces satellite operators to question the long-term sustainability of the linear TV business that has been traditionally their “bread & butter”.   In almost the same time […]

April 23, 2015 | By More
Apple OTT: The rumor with more lives than a cat

Apple OTT: The rumor with more lives than a cat

Call it the rumor that wouldn’t – or couldn’t – die: Apple is planning its own virtual MSO. Re/code is reporting that unnamed “industry executives” claim Apple has been in early discussions with content owners about launching a subscription video service. There’s no other detail available, aside from a disclaimer that the talks appear to […]

February 6, 2015 | By More
Can OTT play with Pay-TV? Absolutely

Can OTT play with Pay-TV? Absolutely

Subscription Video on Demand and transactional VoD have gained significant traction with consumers eager to access online content and take advantage of Internet TV opportunities, but not all service providers believe the mix of new and old television can co-exist without some pain and suffering. Virtually every digital video industry conference this past year had […]

December 26, 2014 | By More