Netflix has more than doubled the number of subscribers in the Netherlands, from 1.1 million to 2.3 million, now reaching one in three Dutch homes, according to Telecompaper.
Netflix and Amazon have yet to make an impact in what is a rapidly expanding OTT market in Russia.
Telefónica plans to launch a Netflix-type internet platform to sell its own productions in countries such as Germany and the UK.
When asked to choose between their legacy pay-TV and SVOD services, Hulu on-demand users are 37% more likely than Amazon Prime users and 29% more likely than Netflix users to select streaming services over legacy pay-TV.
The Walt Disney Company will acquire majority ownership of BAMTech and will launch its ESPN-branded multi-sport video streaming service in early 2018, followed by a new Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service in 2019.
Netflix has made its first foray into international content production.
Netflix crossed the symbolic 100 million-member mark in the second quarter, while its international member total exceeded the domestic one for the first time.
Online video viewing will rise 20% in 2017, according to Zenith’s Online Video Forecasts 2017.
Middle East & North Africa OTT TV episodes and movies will generate revenues of $1.75 billion by 2022; more than quadruple the $428 million recorded in 2016.
59% of US broadband households subscribe to Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu., according to Parks Associates.