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

Liberty Global sets focus on OTT, free broadcasting and sports

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries

Liberty Global is focused on opportunistic and strategic investments in over-the-top content, sports rights and free-to-air broadcasters and programming, according to president and CEO Mike… Read more

Branding and ‘emotional connection’ key for TV operators

Eric Tveter

Creating an emotional connection is a big challenge for pay TV operators with branding crucial for the future of the industry, according to Eric Tveter,… 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

UPC Netherlands

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

Vivendi strikes definitive agreement to sell GVT

The Vivendi office is seen in Paris on Wednesday, May 17, 2006.

Vivendi has struck a definitive agreement to sell its Brazilian unit GVT to Telefónica that will also see the French media group take a stake… Read more

Netflix effect will help German video spend to grow

Netflix lifestyle

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

Virgin Media trials new low-cost 1Gbps network rollout

Virgin Media engineers lay cables in Papworth

Liberty Global-owned UK service provider Virgin Media is trialling a new lower-cost way of rolling out ultra-fast internet networks in the Cambridgeshire village of Papworth.… Read more

Sky Deutschland adds Jukebox to line-up

Haupteingang SKY deutschland

Pay TV operator Sky Deutschland is to add music channel Jukebox to its programming line-up at the start of October. The channel, which airs a… 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