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.
November 13, 2018
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,...
October 24, 2018
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...
October 18, 2018
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...
October 5, 2018
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...
September 5, 2018
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...
August 22, 2018
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....
July 17, 2018
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,...
July 16, 2018
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...
July 11, 2018
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...
June 11, 2018
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...
January 8, 2018
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...
October 24, 2017