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Orange pledges €100m for content creation

Stéphane Richard

Orange has pledged to spend €100 million over the next five years creating TV content, as it launched its new Orange Content division. The French… Read more

Ampere: Netflix budget focused on drama and comedy

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More than a third of Netflix’s original content spend to-date has been for drama titles, while nearly a quarter of its spend went on comedy… Read more

US content ‘dominates Euro VOD slates’

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American films and TV shows dominate the catalogues of Europe’s transactional and subscription VOD services, stats from the European Audiovisual Observatory show. A new study… Read more

Report: Facebook signs video content deals

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Facebook has reportedly signed deals with youth-focused media companies to make original shows for the social platform. According to a Reuters report, Facebook has agreed… Read more

Vodafone will invest in exclusive content ‘if necessary’

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Vodafone will invest in exclusive content “if we need to” despite having a preference for non-exclusive deals, and plans to expand its presence and the… Read more

Netflix launches European charm offensive

Ted Sarandos

Netflix has launched a European charm offensive, claiming a to-date spend of US$1.75 billion in the continent and announcing it is coproducing three more dramas… Read more

VR device shipments to reach 110m by 2021

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VR device shipments will reach a total of 110 million by 2021, with the industry to benefit from a “swath of new and compelling content… Read more

Apple hints at wider content plans

Apple CEO, Tim Cook

Apple will roll out originals for its Apple Music service throughout the year and has hinted at far wider content plans as the media landscape… Read more

Channel 4 to revamp All 4, up online content spend

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Channel 4 is revamping its All 4 digital service and is planning a multi-million pound increase in investment in original and acquired online content for… Read more

Liberty to make ‘selective’ content investments

Liberty Global CEO, Mike Fries

Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries has said that the company will be “selective” about content investments, but hinted work is now underway with Lionsgate on… Read more

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