As expected, Netflix Sept. 15 launched service in France, the first of six European countries planned in the coming months. The subscription streaming pioneer partnered with Bouygues Telecom to afford the telecom operator’s subscribers smoother streaming access. Subscription prices start at 7.99 euros a month.
GameStop Sept. 15 announced it is selling the majority of its branded stores (about 70) in Spain to Game Digital, while shuttering remaining locations this year. GameStop said it intends to focus international efforts in other markets. Fiscal terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Despite a surge in video consumption on mobile phones and tablets, most viewers still prefer connected televisions when viewing content longer than 30 minutes, according to new data from Ooyala Global Video Index Q2 2014.
Publicist Christoph Buerger passed away Aug. 13 at age 37 in his home in Hollywood after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. A celebration of life with music by his friends has been slated for Sept. 26.