In a surprise move, Samsung has announced it will offer iTunes Movies and TV Shows and Apple AirPlay 2 support on 2019 Samsung Smart TV models beginning this spring.
Netflix is no longer allowing new customers to subscribe via iTunes using in-app purchase on their iPhone or iPad in order to avoid paying a 30% commission to Apple.
Paid-for video-on-demand (VOD) services have reached the mass market in Germany: At the end of 2017, 18% of all households were subscribing to at least one Pay-VOD service.
Netflix is the most used subscription streaming service in Switzerland.
UK TV programmes make up the lion’s share of EU TV content available on Netflix and iTunes, followed by France and Germany.
81% of Germans between 14 and 34 years of age use video-on-demand (VOD) services.
European films make up a third of all films available on VOD in Europe, according to a new report from the European Audiovisual Observatory.
Wuaki.tv, the European video-on-demand (VOD) provider backed by Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten, has appointed Sébastien Janin as its head of international business development.
Amazon Prime Instant Video is currently the most-used video-on-demand (VOD) service in Germany with a market share of 33.2%. iTunes (Apple) and maxdome (ProSiebenSat.1) follow with 11.3% each.
German subscription video-on-demand provider Watchever has launched a stand-alone service for children.