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Netflix to test lower subscription prices in some markets

Since going public, Spotify's senior execs (and former Netflix CFO Barry McCarthy in particular) have regularly been asked whether the company will take any inspiration from Netflix in its pricing strategy.
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Report predicts 100-country rollout for Apple video-streaming service in 2019

Apple already has its ‘TV’ app, but speculation is mounting about the company’s plans to potentially launch a full Netflix-style video-streaming service in 2019. The latest report comes from tech site The Information,...
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Netflix subscriber numbers rise but it faces “poaching” lawsuit from Viacom

New to Netflix Originals, it’s The Good & The Bad Place… that’s where the subscription TV- and movie-streaming service finds itself this week. It now has 137m subscribers globally, growing by 7m in the three months...
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European Parliament approves video-streaming local-content quota

The European Parliament has voted in favour of new rules for ‘audiovisual media services’ – meaning broadcasters but also on-demand video platforms including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and Facebook. The...
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EC to set new quotas for European content on video services

The European Commission is set to require video-streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video to make at least 30% of their content in Europe, while also giving European shows ‘prominence and visibility’ on their...
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Netflix joins Spotify in bypassing Apple in-app subscriptions

Netflix is testing changes to the way it charges iOS users for its monthly subscriptions – and that’s a move that will be of intense interest to the music-streaming world in the coming days and weeks. TechCrunch has...
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Netflix shares tumble after it misses subscriptions forecast

Here’s a taste of what life is going to be like for Spotify in the quarters and years ahead: Netflix’s share price took a tumble last night after the video-streaming service missed its own forecast for subscriber growth....
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Netflix sees its next 100m subscribers coming from India

The Financial Times has a good piece on video-streaming service Netflix’s ambitions in India where it’s starting to invest more money in original shows and films. It quotes CEO Reed Hastings speaking at a Delhi conference,...
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How do the music and video subscription markets compare?

Consultancy firm Midia Research has put out some figures comparing the music and video subscription markets, highlighting the differences in the way that they have evolved. “Globally there were 206 million music subscribers...
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PwC predicts video-streaming will be a $30.6bn market by 2022

The global ‘over-the-top’ video market will grow from $22.6bn in 2018 to $30.6bn in 2022, according to the latest prediction from PricewaterhouseCoopers. Its Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2018-2022 report...
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Pirate Bay co-founder takes a pop at Spotify and Netflix

It’s safe to say that music rightsholders don’t give a stuff what Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde thinks about Spotify and Netflix. Still, Sunde has been talking about the new breed of streaming services, and taking...
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Netflix raises $1.6bn for content acquisitions and originals

Netflix had already announced plans to spend between $7bn and $8bn on content in 2018, but there was a question about how the publicly-listed company planned to finance that investment in licensed shows and films, plus its...