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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Netflix Cautions on Foreign Subscriber Growth

Netflix April 18 issued a warning on international subscriber growth going forward — a red flag after the subscription streaming pioneer appeared to hit on all all cylinders in the first quarter (ended March 31) — adding 6.74 million subscribers, including 2.23 million domestically. It ended the period with 81.5 million subs, including nearly 47 million in the United States.

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Crackle Launching Original Content on Comcast Cable's Xfinity TV

Crackle, Sony’s ad-supported streaming video service, April 18 announced it would offer original content on Comcast Cable’s Xfinity on Demand — starting April 20. The deal is Crackle’s first content distribution agreement with a cable operator, as well as Comcast’s growing acceptance of third-party over-the-top video. Comcast has 22 million pay-TV subscribers.

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Reed Hastings Downplays Standalone Amazon Prime Video Service

On the heels of Amazon announcing it is offering for the first time Prime Video as a separate monthly subscription streaming service, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said the move is no different than Hulu and Showtime OTT offering special rates with select pay-TV operators.

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Futuresource: 4K UHD TV Sales Skyrocketed 160% in 2015

With television manufacturers incorporating 4K Ultra HD resolution in new units, sales have responded — up 160% in 2015, according to new data from Futuresource Consulting.

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New Releases: April 19, 2016

New releases for April 19, 2016, include 'The Revenant.'

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