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Yes, older workers need new skills – but they need respect more | Gaby Hinsliff image
....Since the short answer to this question is “not the BBC”, it’s easy to grasp why he might have acted. The Beeb is fighting a losing battle with Netflix and YouTube for younger viewers’ attention while new rivals such as Facebook’s venture into original programming are emerging all the time. ...
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Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of September 2017 06:00:10 AM
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Crisis in Toyland: how the shift online places our childhood favourites in peril image
.... “The brick is the heart of our business and children of all ages love it,” said Knudstorp, before adding that the company needed to find more innovative ways to “blend physical building and digital experiences”. The growing shadow cast by the internet over childhood is also making life difficult for the industry as kids amuse themselves with YouTube videos and Netflix rather than unifying around one blockbuster cartoon. ...
The $1tn question: how far can the new iPhone 8 take Apple? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 03:00:11 PM
.... On its own, that might not sound much. But the company has big ambitions in the US market, where millions of homes are abandoning expensive monthly cable-TV contracts and opting for cheaper services such as Netflix. ...
Amazon and Apple join race for James Bond distribution rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 04:54:45 PM
....8bn), according to Hollywood Reporter, are considered to be underexploited in a world where blockbuster global intellectual property is in high demand. Disney paid $4bn for Marvel in 2009 and the same amount for Lucasfilm, the home of Star Wars and Indiana Jones, in 2012, while Netflix last month acquired the comic book company Millarworld, the developer of Kick-Ass and Kingsman. ...
Apple considers moving into Gone With The Wind and Matrix studios image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of September 2017 01:16:15 PM
.... However, Apple is mainly looking for office space, according to the Financial Times. Moving the management of its original content division to such a status symbol location would mark Apple’s latest signal that it is to ramp up its challenge to streaming giants Netflix and Amazon as well as traditional TV broadcasters. ...
Despacito drives Bertelsmann to record €500m profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of August 2017 01:31:48 PM
. The global success of 2017’s song of the summer, Despacito, together with sales of the TV series American Gods and the popularity of controversial book-turned-Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has helped drive record first-half profits at German media group Bertelsmann. ...
Even superheroes may not be able to save Hollywood’s desperate summer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of August 2017 03:00:39 PM
.... Fans of smaller films and non-blockbuster fare are increasingly finding less and less to entice them to the cinema. The boom in popularity of streaming services such as Netflix, which has more than 100 million global subscribers, is beginning to pose a real threat to the Hollywood movie model. ...
Amazon TV hints at significant expansion into sport broadcasting image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of August 2017 03:35:05 PM
....”. City analysts have already warned that Sky could be forced to pay an extra £600m annually to retain the lion’s share of Premier League matches because of potential competition from Google, Apple, Facebook and Netflix as well as Amazon. ...
Silver Reel is latest production firm to move into UK TV market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 02:03:45 PM
....The company has earmarked a €50m fund to create TV series – some of which may be adaptations from its film slate – with a number expected to focus on the the high-end £1m-per-episode range. This level of spending makes productions eligible for the government’s attractive tax credit programme, which has been taken advantage of by dramas such as Netflix’s £100m The Crown, HBO’s Game of Thrones and Amazon’s Outlander. ...
Broadband deals: Stop overpaying for internet contracts image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 09:20:00 AM
.... . To avoid breaching usage limits, users who frequently download movies or use online streaming services such as Netflix or Amazon Prime should consider a package with unlimited downloads. ...
Netflix will need its comic-book heroes: Disney may just have become a rival image
. Netflix’s move to snap up the comic-book company behind Kick-Ass and Kingsman may have grabbed headlines, but the real news was Disney’s decision to pull its films from the streaming service as it looks to launch a US rival. ...
Sky faces paying extra £1.8bn for Premier League broadcast rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 04:10:07 PM
....Sky could be forced to pay an extra £600m annually to retain the lion’s share of Premier League matches when the next rights auction launches this year, with Amazon emerging as a potential competitor for the biggest prize in UK sport broadcasting. Google, Apple, Facebook and Netflix are other possible rivals for Britain’s most valuable sports rights, which are split between Sky and BT under the current three-year deal. ...
Netflix and Amazon on edge as Disney plans own streaming service image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 10:48:36 PM
. Disney is to pull its movies from Netflix and take on the streaming company with the launch of its own service from 2019, showing family-friendly fare such as the Toy Story films, Frozen and its forthcoming sequel, and The Lion King. ...
Mark Millar's superhero rise from comic book nerd to Netflix winner image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 07:35:11 PM
....Like many comic book writers and artists, Mark Millar’s love of comics began as a young child when his older brother would take him to comic book shops. But now the Scottish author has become the latest beneficiary of the global obsession with bringing the stories to life on the screen, after his publisher Millarworld – whose titles include Kick Ass, Kingsman and Wanted – was bought by Netflix this week. ...
How Netflix can spawn a Marvel-style Millarworld superhero universe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 12:30:44 PM
. Netflix has grand ambitions for Millarworld, the Scottish comic book company it acquired this week. ...
Average UK broadband speed slower than most of Europe, report finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 05:01:30 AM
....Ofcom has set a goal of delivering a minimum of 10Mbps broadband to all UK households. This is the minimum speed the media regulator deems necessary to cope with a typical family’s internet needs such as streaming Netflix, downloading a film on Sky and browsing the internet. ...
Netflix buys comic book company behind Kick-Ass and Kingsman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 03:20:12 PM
. Netflix has made its first acquisition, buying the Glasgow-based comic book company behind Kick-Ass and Kingsman, as it looks to imitate Marvel-owner Disney’s superhero strategy. ...
John Malone, the ‘swamp alligator’ chewing up the UK’s media market image
....Malone believes ITV is overpriced and is facing uncertainties, such as the impact of the rise of streaming services, while London-listed Liberty Global does not generate any revenues in dollars so hasn’t benefited from the post-Brexit slump in the pound. Murdoch, meanwhile, is also aiming to strengthen his pay-TV empire, as viewers move away from traditional packages for online services such as Netflix and Amazon, with his protracted £11. ...
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos – briefly – becomes world's richest man image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 04:20:59 PM
....Amazon has now expanded beyond retailing. It now sells cloud computing services to thousands of businesses ranging from Netflix to the UK’s ministry of justice. ...
Sky chief gets £11.5m share payout as it reports profits slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 08:50:21 AM
....”. These plans include the creation of the 300 new tech roles, which will increase its software engineering workforce by 25%, for its Sky Labs operations in Milan, Leeds and London to keep pace with rivals such as Netflix and Amazon. ...
Amazon and iPlayer expect summer holiday surge in downloads image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 06:11:42 AM
. The BBC, Amazon and Netflix are bracing for a boom in downloads of films and TV shows in the coming days as holidaymakers look to stock up on their favourites to watch on tablets and smartphones while they are away on their summer breaks. ...
Love Island is awful – but ITV's prospects are better | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 06:54:35 PM
.... One can understand why. In a TV land that is supposedly in the early stages of revolution – consider the investment buzz around Netflix, now valued at a colossal $78bn (£60bn) – ITV’s 16% slump in interim pre-tax profits to £259m carried a hint that the storm outside is not intensifying. ...
UK film industry on a roll as it helps keep economy growing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 02:44:53 PM
....”. The TV production industry is also enjoying a golden age of investment, with deep-pocketed new arrivals such as Netflix pouring £100m into royal series The Crown and Amazon investing in Jeremy Clarkson’s The Grand Tour and historical drama Outlander. ...
ITV clings to Love Island and Victoria as ad slump hits profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 07:15:31 AM
....Griffith said he had not seen a “significant shift” in ad spend from Google or Facebook into TV following widespread concerns about ads running online next to inappropriate content such as extremist material and fake news. Asked about the threat of Netflix, which last week announced strong growth breaking the 100 million global subscriber mark, Bazalgette classified it as a “frenemy”. ...
Ed Sheeran fever helps drive rise of more than 10% in UK music sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 03:33:16 PM
....98bn, up £180m and double the 3% growth rate in the same period last year. The video sector, which includes sales of DVDs as well as paid-for film and TV downloads and streams from the likes of Netflix, Amazon, iTunes and Sky Store, increased by 1. ...
Household batteries will be key to UK's new energy strategy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 01:16:43 PM
....The changes should also make it easier for companies to aggregate and trade services from people who have fitted solar panels or batteries at home – selling households’ electricity to power grids at times of need. “For individual consumers, I think the opportunities are for businesses coming in, for the Amazons and Netflixes of the world coming into a traditional sector and offering different ways for consumers to engage,” Burgess said. ...
Big, bold … and broken: is the US shopping mall in a fatal decline? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of July 2017 11:00:36 AM
.... These are creative people looking to solve a problem artists as well as retailers are facing, he says. We are all struggling in the age of Netflix and Amazon Prime to get people out of the house, how do you get them out of their bubble?” he says. ...
Big-budget films receive increase in tax relief to almost £600m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 05:30:42 PM
....The government’s tax credit system has proved hugely successful in stopping big-budget film and TV productions, as well as talent such as games makers and special effects workers, going to cheaper locations such as eastern Europe or to other countries offering bigger incentives. It has also helped attract investment from the deep-pocketed newer arrivals on the film and TV scene, such as Netflix and Amazon, which have backed productions in the UK including The Crown, which had a total budget of £100m, and fashion drama series The Collection. ...
Netflix tops 100m subscribers as it draws worldwide audience image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 09:49:29 AM
. The remarkable change in the way the world watches TV has been underlined by new data from Netflix showing that more than 100 million people worldwide now subscribe to the streaming service. ...
HS2 supporters boast of benefits – but costs keep going off the rails | Nils Pratley image
.... It would be hard to say the same about ITV. A near-monopoly on mass-audience commercial TV advertising spots offers imperfect protection in the era of audience fragmentation, digital downloads and Netflix. ...
Asos app allows shoppers to snap up fashion image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 09:00:02 AM
.... But Metail’s software means shoppers can create an accurate 3D model – called “Me Models” – after inputting their vital statistics, enabling them to “try on” clothes. Adeyoola predicts clothing will go the same way as music and TV, with shoppers expecting websites to offer a “Netflix-style experience” where they log on to be presented with an edited selection of the things they want to buy: “Retailers need to move away from being retailers and start thinking like a consumer tech business. ...
LeEco chairman 'has bank accounts frozen over debt' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 04:54:25 AM
....Neither Mr Jia nor the company has commented on the reports. LeEco was for a while known as the Netflix of China, a company that streamed content and eventually started making its own original material. ...
Forget Murdoch. It’s social media that’s really pulling the strings image
.... But only last week Sky unveiled a radical shake-up of its sports channels, attempting to counter a significant slump in viewing and a clear slowing of subscription growth. Add Netflix and Amazon Prime in to that pot of trouble, plus the necessity to make big, expensive Rivieras to compete, and the good UK times for Sky may be over. ...
Sky Sports to replace numbered channels and slash prices in revamp image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 01:29:39 PM
....2bn in its latest Premier League TV deal – 83% more than the previous deal and almost £11m per game – while viewing has dropped significantly. Some analysts ascribe this drop to the rise in popularity of cheaper streaming services, such as Netflix and Amazon, which with prices starting at£8 a month may be creating an expectation among consumers that pay-TV should be cheaper. ...
Europe is the shared story our papers tell. It’s what made me who I am image
....But is that a definitive reason for pulling up the anchor off Land’s End and heading away, as though Calais, and all that lies beyond it, didn’t exist? It’s easy to make the bland assumption. The weight of Netflix, Amazon and the rest can feel irresistible. ...
ITV narrows search for successor to chief executive Adam Crozier image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 01:45:50 PM
....”. The chief executive of WPP, one of the biggest spenders of advertisers’ money on ITV, said the broadcaster had a tough task choosing its next leader, with the TV advertising market under attack from Facebook and Google and viewers being lured away by the rise of streaming rivals businesses such as Netflix and Amazon. ...
Netflix and Amazon 'will overtake UK cinema box office spending by 2020' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 05:01:18 AM
. Netflix and Amazon are set to overtake the cinema multiplex after a report predicted that revenues from streaming film and TV shows in the UK will exceed box office takings by 2020. ...
New Channel 4 boss Alex Mahon faces some unwelcome drama image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 03:00:29 PM
....Mahon, head of the special effects company behind Gravity and Guardians of the Galaxy, will arrive as chief executive in the autumn, as Channel 4 relaunches the post-BBC Great British Bake Off and discusses a proposed move out of London. Throw in wider issues including a steep decline in TV viewing (especially in C4’s heartland of 16-to-34-year-olds), the rise of the streaming services Netflix and Amazon and the deterioration of the advertising market, and it is clear that Mahon will have to act quickly. ...
ViaSat-2: Satellite goliath goes into orbit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 01:12:24 AM
...."We see spontaneous demand from airlines and it's booming. It's true the technology hasn't always delivered, but you will see with the introduction of very high throughput satellites in the next few years that we will be able to… bring a massive quantity of bandwidth onboard the plane, meaning you can stream Netflix in HD. ...
From videos to vlogs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:31:14 PM
.... . So the traditional workout video on tape or DVD has adapted to a world in which people are more used to streaming entertainment over services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube. ...
Hollywood and TV put the squeeze on UK's low-budget film-makers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 08:22:26 AM
....”. As well as the changing focus of the film industry, pressure is being ramped up by the boom in big-budget drama flooding TV, typified by shows such as Netflix’s £100m co-production The Crown. ...
Spotify hopes going public will cement streaming as music's future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 10:00:25 AM
....The appointment of Staggs, a 26-year veteran of Disney, was widely interpreted to signal that Spotify is looking to enter into the video-streaming market. The company previously added Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, to the board. ...
Broadband price wars: TalkTalk fires superfast salvo at super-low cost image
....Until relatively recently most households were content with a basic/cheapest service which is advertised as up to 17Mbps, but rarely delivers more than 6Mbps – assuming you live in an urban area close to a street cabinet. However, fast-changing TV viewing habits – notably the increased use of Netflix and Amazon services, and catch-up TV – are forcing more households to consider faster connections. ...
Amazon steps up battle with Netflix and Sky by adding new UK channels image
. Amazon is to add more than 40 TV channels to its UK streaming service, including ITV and live sport for the first time, upping the stakes against rival Netflix and pay-TV operators such as Sky. ...
Cuban revolution image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:35:07 PM
....Between 2013 and 2015, the share of the Cuban population using the internet jumped from about a quarter to more than 35%, according to estimates from the International Telecommunications Union. The growing market has helped draw the attention of internet giants, such as Airbnb, Netflix and Google, which installed servers on the island and started hosting data there last month. ...
War Machine: let battle commence in Netflix assault on cinema image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 02:00:07 PM
. Netflix’s new feature film is a big deal in many ways. ...
Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One announces new series image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 08:10:31 AM
....Last year, the Canadian-based firm rejected an offer of more than £1bn from ITV, which it said undervalued the company. It is increasingly making its own content, in keeping with other media companies such as Netflix and Amazon. ...
Stop spending money on avocados? Good idea, I’ll have a house deposit by 2117 | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett image
.... Instead of truly examining the social and economic forces that lock young people out of the property market, why not focus on our expenditure? Never mind that, for most young people, it would take over a century of skipping their luxurious monthly brunch in order to get a mortgage for a poky starter home. Never mind that older generations had access to free or heavily discounted education, cheap property prices and stable, unionised employment, or the fact that their breakfast options were severely limited (this, I believe, is why they focus on brunch and not, say, your Netflix subscription. ...
Disney hack: Ransom demanded for stolen film image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 09:16:25 AM
....It is not the first film studio to be threatened with online leaks. Last month, a group of hackers uploaded the fifth season of Orange is the New Black after Netflix refused to pay a ransom. ...
French TV company behind Versailles to invest in UK drama image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 05:00:36 AM
....The vast majority of this boost has come from the US. This includes shows such as HBO’s Game of Thrones, which is mostly filmed in Northern Ireland, while more recently Netflix and Amazon have invested huge amounts into shows such as The Crown, The Collection and the Grand Tour. ...
ITV revenues fall 3% as advertising continues to shrink image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:34:29 AM
....Meanwhile, ITV said online advertising was growing strongly, up 22% in the first three months of the year. Mr Salmon said: "The growth in on-demand services means the challenge for [Mr Crozier's] successor will be to mould ITV into a more interactive organisation to compete with Amazon and Netflix. ...
Amazon moves into UK live music starting with Blondie London gig image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 05:00:52 AM
....For Amazon, it is the latest initiative to try and make its subscription service as appealing as possible to existing customers and attract new subscribers. Amazon’s most high-profile move to boost its appeal was to launch its own video service, competing against Netflix and traditional broadcasters, as part of its Prime subscription service. ...
Apple can’t just make iPhones for ever. What’s next? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 06:00:25 AM
....Analysts at Citigroup, the investment bank, have drawn up a list of seven companies that Apple could buy with the cash. Their candidates are Netflix, Walt Disney, Tesla, streaming service Hulu, and video game makers Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts and Take Two Interactive. ...
TV's got talent: top jobs in UK broadcasting up for grabs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 06:29:22 AM
.... Scottish broadcaster STV has also just begun the search for a new chief executive; while the top jobs at Sky and the BBC may be up for grabs within the next year. All told, the British TV industry is entering an unprecedented period of senior management upheaval, at a time when traditional broadcasters face ever increasing competition for viewers and revenue from digital interlopers including Netflix, Amazon, Google and Facebook. ...
Adam Crozier will leave ITV looking a picture of health image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:50:32 PM
....Adam Crozier, it could be said, is leaving ITV at a good moment for him. The business has been reinvented from its basket-case status in 2010 but now faces a tougher advertising market and the march of Netflix, Amazon and whoever comes next. ...
US screenwriters' strike averted image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 05:59:37 PM
....The union estimates the average salary for TV writer-producers fell 23% in the last two years. Competition mounts for Netflix. ...
Repeats to fade: how big-budget drama is taking over television image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 02:07:13 PM
....Repeats are a TV staple, with Captain Mainwaring and Del Boy often on standby if the viewer wants to take a nostalgia trip. But an explosion in the number of scripted TV shows, fuelled by the arrival of deep-pocketed upstarts Amazon and Netflix, has given viewers an unprecedented choice of quality original drama and comedy. ...
Fangs: the lightning rise of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 08:00:25 AM
'Pawternity' leave image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:08:29 PM
...."A deeper question that each individual organisation needs to answer is: does the benefit bring ROI [return on investment']? Will it have any long-lasting benefits for the company?" she says. Other employee perk schemes that have made the headlines in recent years include Apple and Facebook offering to pay for egg freezing for their female employees, while Netflix allows staff to take up to a year's parental leave. ...
TV drama and the weak pound set the scene for holidaymakers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:01:32 PM
....A Barclays survey suggests that Linnea is not alone in choosing to explore Britain thanks to a passion for UK's small screen drama exports. The popularity of the Netflix series, The Crown, dramatising the life of Queen Elizabeth II and a string of other recent successes such as Poldark, Sherlock and Downton Abbey are whetting travellers' appetites. ...
US regulator wants to reverse net neutrality image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 10:47:02 PM
....His plan for a roll back places him on the side of internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon, which have opposed the rules. In the 2015 debate, many people - galvanised in part by firms such as Netflix - wrote in support of net neutrality provisions. ...
Nasdaq hits new high on tax cut hopes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:46:41 PM
.... . Companies posting gains of more thab 1% on Nasdaq included Apple, Facebook, Netflix and Starbucks. ...
Sir David Attenborough to become 3D hologram for Sky VR documentary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:15:04 AM
....Sky also announced the launch of a global production partnership with HBO, maker of Game of Thrones, with a $250m (£195m) initial investment to make high-end dramas. The business, which aims to produce about two major series a year, is at least partly a response to the billions of investment in quality programming made by newer entrants such as Netflix. ...
Netflix says opportunity 'gigantic' despite slowing growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 09:40:50 PM
. Netflix has grown slower than it expected in the first three months of the year, but insists that the opportunity for growth is "gigantic". ...
Netflix looks beyond US as competition mounts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 01:51:31 PM
. Netflix has come a long way since it started as a mail-order DVD rental service. ...
Netflix nudges 100m subscribers but what next for the streaming giant? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 09:00:21 AM
. Netflix is on the cusp of reaching the 100m subscriber mark as productions such as The Crown and Stranger Things lure viewers away from cinemas and TV schedules in binge-watching droves. ...
The car-loan boom isn’t the housing bubble. But there still might be a crash image
.... Running a Hollywood studio remains a glamorous job, but amid the premieres and parties the challenges are piling up. The US film industry is threatened by the rise of the Netflix-led streaming companies, by rampant piracy and by the popularity of alternative distractions, such as gaming and social media. ...
Paperback fighter: sales of physical books now outperform digital titles image
....“People are more than willing to sit down for five hours and watch six episodes of The Walking Dead. We are in a digital arena fighting for that same customer as Netflix or Facebook. ...
Robots delivering pizza and house viewing by VR: is 5G really the future? image
....11Gb to 1. 26Gb between 2011 and 2016, as gaming and video streaming services such as Netflix took off on mobiles. ...
Spring Budget 2017: Crackdown on 'subscription traps' planned image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 05:17:02 PM
....These so-called "continuous payment subscriptions" are automatic payments which work in a similar way to a direct debit, with consumers giving a supplier or retailer permission to take payments on their card. Under the proposed changes, companies such as Amazon and Netflix could be forced to stop taking people's card details when they sign up to a free trial. ...
Creative sector fills UK coffers as money pours into film and TV production image
.... In December alone, the film sector accounted for half of all growth in the key services sector – which accounts for 80% of the British economy – because of box-office takings from UK-made Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The TV production industry is enjoying a golden age of investment, with deep-pocketed new arrivals such as Netflix pouring money into big-budget shows including £100m royal series The Crown. ...
Subscription traps may have to give notice of charges in crackdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....“Subscription traps” that turn a month’s free trial into regular paid-for custom will be targeted in the budget next week. Philip Hammond will set out elements of a forthcoming consultation on better protection for consumers who sign up for such offers, familiar from Amazon Prime, Netflix, magazine subscriptions and gym memberships. ...
Spotify hits 50 million subscribers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 01:42:36 PM
.... . "More than absolute Netflix subs[criber] growth, and relative growth higher too," he wrote on Twitter on Friday. ...
The smaller the better? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:08:53 AM
....Founder Aaron Levie says the product - which doesn't require users to install or download any software - was " inadvertently very disruptive to the traditional technology companies". "Whether [you're] Uber, Airbnb, Spotify or Netflix - those same lessons apply. ...
MWC 2017: Netflix chief is worried and excited by future image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:05:29 AM
. Netflix's chief executive Reed Hastings has said his movie and TV streaming service is facing growing competition from Amazon, Apple and Google. ...
ITV shouldn't get away with blaming Brexit for falling revenues | Nils Pratley image
....5%, the same as it has been for years. As for upstart broadcasters like Amazon and Netflix, they may provide new competition for eyeballs but they also pay good money for ITV’s content. ...
ITV profits fall as advertising revenue slips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 07:37:00 AM
...."Longer-term viewing habits are clearly moving towards a more on-demand set up. This brings the group into competition with Amazon and Netflix, two pretty bruising rivals with deep pockets," he said. ...

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