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    Netflix launches daily top ten rankings

    by Andy Bassett
    Netflix will be rolling out a new feature that will let viewers see what the most popular shows and movies are in their country.  
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    Disney+ announces discount for European launch

    by Andy Bassett
    Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, launches in many parts of Europe in a month’s time and signing up in advance will get UK customers a discount down to £49.99 for the annual subscription cost.  
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    Disney developing AI based video compression

    by Andy Bassett
    Researchers from Disney Research and the University of California, Irvine have shown that an artificial intelligence based video compression model has the potential to compete against established video codec technology.  
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    Sky announces combined Sky Sports and BT Sport packages

    by Andy Bassett
    Sky and BT have entered into an agreement that will place Sky Sports and BT Sports channels together in new subscription packages for the very first time on Sky TV.  
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    Sky announces price rises for UK

    by Andy Bassett
    Sky’s annual price increases for service provision tends to be revealed around this time of year and true to form the company has announced rises for its broadband and TV packages.  
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    BBC licence fee to be scrapped?

    by Andy Bassett
    According to reports, the government has sent out the clearest message yet that the BBC will lose the licence fee and have to find funding from other sources.  
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    Sky announces original content lineup for 2020

    by Andy Bassett
    Sky has revealed its largest ever commitment to new content and commissions, bolstered by even greater investment in its production facilities.  
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    Samsung and Netflix agree exclusive content deal

    by Andy Bassett
    Users of Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones will benefit from a partnership with Netflix which will see tighter integration of the streaming service within the phone and exclusive content created just for Galaxy owners.  
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    Premier League considering Netflix-style streaming service overseas

    by Andy Bassett
    Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has strongly hinted that new approaches to broadcasting the beautiful game could be on the cards as he admits a direct to consumer streaming option is being considered for future seasons.  
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    Is Apple preparing a new TV set top box?

    by Andy Bassett
    Recently released to developers, the beta version of Apple’s next tvOS contains a few clues as to possible plans for a new Apple TV device.  
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    Netflix using AV1 codec for greater efficiency on Android mobile

    by Andy Bassett
    Netflix has announced it has started using the AV1 codec when streaming to its Android mobile app, thus providing viewers with improved compression efficiency over the established VP9 encodes.  
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    Disney+ secures over 28 million subscribers since launch

    by Andy Bassett
    Launch day subscribers to Disney’s streaming service hit 10 million and although that initial flurry has subsided, the company’s first earnings announcement since Disney+’s domestic rollout reports 26.5 million paid up members.  
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    BBC TV licence fee to rise £3 from April

    by Andy Bassett
    As the UK government mulls over plans to decriminalise non payment of the TV licence fee, the cost of getting one in the first place will rise an extra £3 from £154.50 to £157.50 from 1st April 2020.  
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    Amazon Prime hits 150 million subscribers

    by Andy Bassett
    Amazon ended 2019 with 150 million subscribers to its Prime service meaning more people than ever have access to its Prime Video SOD platform.  
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    Sky to launch Documentary and Nature channels

    by Andy Bassett
    Two brand new channels are coming to Sky - Sky Documentaries and Sky Nature will launch in the spring at no extra charge to existing customers.  
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    Netflix US subscriber growth slowed by competition

    by Andy Bassett
    Netflix’s fourth-quarter results show a lower than expected number of new subscribers in the US where the company faces incipient competition from Apple TV+ and Disney+ streaming services. However, the news is not all bad for the veteran SVOD company.  
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    Disney+ UK launch now 24th March

    by Andy Bassett
    The initial rollout of the much anticipated Disney+ video on demand streaming service last November left UK TV viewers out in the cold. Now there’s some good news as the UK and European launch is brought forward by a week and the UK subscription cost is confirmed at £5.99 per month.  
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    Disney+ generates $100M in mobile app spending since launch

    by Andy Bassett
    Disney remains tight-lipped about the customer numbers for its Disney+ streaming service but figures available elsewhere show almost $100M in user spending on the mobile app in the first two months after launch.  

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