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Sales agents including LevelK and Celsius sign up to new Blockchain VOD platform

Swedish start-up Cinezen have set up the world’s first blockchain video-on-demand.

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Netflix announce surprise release of 'The Cloverfield Paradox'

The film is available to stream immediately.

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'Narcos' producer Gaumont sets up UK division

Kudos executive producer Alison Jackson will take the role of UK president.

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'Disc to digital' transition successful in most key European markets, says report

Spending on physical media has dropped by almost 50% since 2010.

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'House Of Cards' resumes production, adds Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear

The sixth and final season will consist of eight episodes.

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Industry execs debate Netflix pros and cons at Rotterdam's Reality Check conference

Panelists disagree on the possibilities offrered by deals with streaming giants.


Rotterdam launches streaming platform with Jarmusch, Payne, Arnold titles

IFFR Unleashed to feature festival titles and wider arthouse curation.

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Netflix reveals record subscriber growth

Streaming giant adds 8.3 million subscribers in Q4; company praises Bright performance.


MUBI gets investment from Indian media giant

Times Bridge invests in UK-based VoD platform.

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Netflix pulls ahead of BBC iPlayer in UK

Freesat data reveals that the SVoD service grew its viewing share to almost 4% last year.

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Netflix confirm sequel to 'Bright' with Will Smith

Director David Ayer and stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are expected to return.


French VoD market grew 33% in 2017

Subscription services are taking off in France.

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Original content drives Netflix, Amazon growth in UK

Ofcom report finds 52% of UK homes subscribe for exclusive shows.

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'House of Cards' producer: final series needs 'great deal of rewriting'

The sixth season will focus on Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood after star Kevin Spacey was sacked.

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MUBI strikes 11-territory deal with NBCUniversal (exclusive)

Deal covers curated titles from the NBCUniversal library in territories across Europe.

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Netflix bulks up on Chinese content from iQiyi, Youku

Streaming giant has also boarded a new series in Taiwan.

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Look beyond Amazon, Netflix, says digital rights guru

Tallinn panel looks at changing landscape of online distribution.


Tallinn Black Nights panel discuss Netflix/Amazon influence on European industry

Online superpowers “could do more” to work with Europe, say panel.

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Sky CEO warns of 'uneven playing field' due to lack of online regulation

”Competition is at risk if you have an uneven playing field”, says Jeremy Darroch.

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Online platform for student films launched by Tel Aviv festival

TSFF film festival introduces a new online student film platform.