Hybrid TV & OTT

Netflix to plot more European rollouts next year

Netflix co-founder and CEO, Reed Hastings

Netflix will decide next year which European markets to expand into next, with a three-to-five year goal to expand globally, according to Netflix co-founder and… Read more

Netflix launches in Belgium and Luxembourg


Netflix has gone live in Belgian and Luxembourg today, completing a week-long round of European launches that have seen it hit six new territories. Netflix… Read more

Horizon ‘not fantastic’ when it launched, admits Liberty’s Dorr

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Liberty Global’s next generation TV platform platform Horizon “wasn’t a fantastic product when we launched it,” admitted Liberty Global executive Peter Dorr at the CTAM… Read more

Netflix effect will help German video spend to grow

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Consumer spending on video entertainment in Germany will grow by 2% this year to reach €6.9 billion, following 5% growth in 2013, with an expectation… Read more

Endemol launching online gaming channel

Production and distribution group Endemol is launching a new video game-focussed online channel, Legends of Gaming. The new service will be run by Endemol’s digital… Read more

MCN ChannelFlip creates new talent divisions

Claire Tavernier

Shine Group-owned YouTube multichannel network ChannelFlip has created two new divisions to increase its range of services. ChannelFlip has created talent agency and management division… Read more

Disney turns to OTT to engage 20 to 30 year-old viewers

Ben Pyne

Disney is looking to over-the-top (OTT) delivery as a way to engage 20 to 30 year-olds as pay TV growth tapers off, according to Ben… Read more

Netflix launches in Switzerland

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Netflix has launched in Switzerland – the fourth European country in which the service has debuted this week, following launches in France, Germany and Austria.… Read more

Google granted TV identification patent to enhance search

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Google has been granted a patent that could reportedly enable its search engine to identify TV shows playing near devices being used to search for… Read more

Sweden’s TV4 recruits digital content chief

Anna Rastner

Swedish free and pay TV broadcaster TV4 Group has hired Anna Rastner as head of digital programmes. She joins from Stockholm based newspaper and publishing… Read more