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Streaming Stats

SVOD market share for the UK and Australian markets

In terms of the streaming providers, the United Kingdom and Australia differ significantly from the US, with well funded local players having a substantial usage in mature SVOD mar...

Market shares of streaming services for the second quarter in 2022

It’s that time again, with the Q2 subscriber reporting now in. Lets take a few moments to analyse where each of the major players in the US market stands.

Streaming Wars

Streaming Wars: Global SVOD Market Share (Updated)

With the rise of Disney+ and the recent financial and subscriber woes of Netflix, lets update the current state of play, including all the major (global) players.

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Analysis: Amazon defies break-up wave sweeping conglomerates

Amazon.com Inc has become the poster child of technology giants bucking the trend of major conglomerates breaking up, thanks to bright growth prospects shielding it from pressure t...

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Tech, growth shares shine in Amazon-led rebound after Meta rout

Growth and technology stocks rebounded late last week, as traders weighed stellar results from Amazon.com Inc against an unexpectedly strong US employment number that propelled Tre...

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Amazon hikes Prime membership fees in US as wages, costs rise

Amazon.com has said it was raising the price of its annual US Prime subscriptions by 17%, as it looks to offset higher costs for shipping and wages that it expects to persist this ...

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Netflix’s modest growth forecast casts pall over streaming

Even as Netflix execs sought to reassure investors in a video interview that its long-term prospects for streaming media remain bright, with its popular series “Bridgerton” returni...

Netflix streaming platform

Protesters denounce Netflix over Chappelle transgender comments

About 100 people protested near Netflix Inc’s headquarters against the streaming pioneer’s decision to release comedian Dave Chappelle’s new special, which they say ridicules...

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Amazon launches bundling service for video streaming apps in India

Amazon.com in India has launched a bundling option on its video platform for global and local streaming services, in a move aimed at boosting subscriptions.

Roku television aggregator

TV aggregator Roku to launch its players in Germany

Television aggregator Roku has said it would launch its streaming players in Germany later this year, seeking to capitalize on a pandemic-driven shift towards watching more VOD (vi...

AT&T

AT&T’s DirecTV to become standalone video business

AT&T Inc’s satellite television provider, DirecTV, will become a standalone video business as part of a deal between the wireless service provider and buyout firm TPG Cap...

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos’ journey from suburban garage to edge of space

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, is set to launch into space aboard his company Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket, just nine days after rival Richard Branson became the ...

Amazon Delivery

Amazon sees Prime Day sales boost amid supply chain snags

Amazon.com’s Prime Day saw strong online sales growth in the US even as supply chain snafus and a robust spending appetite limited the level of discounts on popular products ...

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Amazon rights row throws French soccer into fresh turmoil

France’s Canal+ TV group has said it would stop showing top division French soccer games in protest at a decision to award some broadcasting rights to Amazon.

Platform News: Amazon

Amazon brings James Bond and Rocky to fight Netflix with MGM acquisition

Amazon.com will buy MGM, the US movie studio and home to the James Bond franchise, for $8.45 billion, giving it a huge library of films and TV shows and ramping up competition with...