Netflix has signed a major deal with The Walt Disney Company that will give it exclusive access to new cinema releases from Disney, Pixar and Marvel, starting in 2016.
13% of broadband subscribers in the US, some 11 million households, do not subscribe to cable-like pay-TV services, according to research from TDG.
Netflix has adopted a “poison pill” strategy to protect itself against a possible takeover led by billionaire investor Carl Icahn.
Boxee has entered a new phase in its marketing strategy by siging an agreement with the world’s biggest retailer, Walmart, to offer Boxee TV in all their US stores.
Shares in Netflix have been reignited after it had emerged billionaire investor Carl Icahn had taken a 10% holding in the online streaming platform.
HBO is to delay the launch of its streaming service in the Nordic region, allowing rivals including Netflix and the new Filmnet to gain ground.
Netflix says it is hopeful of “Canada-like success” in the Nordic region where the movie streaming service launched last week.
Streaming platform Netflix has launched in Sweden with Denmark, Finland, and Norway due to come online later this month.
In the US, TV is their primary screen for viewing paid and free video streamed from the internet, according to the NPD Group.
The cost of providing over-the-top television services would rise to uncompetitive levels once scaled to meet the demands of large viewing audiences.