Tim Mulligan

Disney Moves Into The Subscription Business

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Blog post by Tim Mulligan
Disney’s announcement that it will launch a new subscription service for the UK market is a significant moment in the media industry. The new subscription service, which will be called Disney Life, will…
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YouTube Bets On Premium

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YouTube’s announcement today that it is going to launched a paid subscription service on October 28th has been long anticipated and marks a significant development in the platform’s evolution. A decade…
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YouTube Gets Into The Subscription Game

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Blog post by Tim Mulligan
YouTube’s announcement that content owners on its platform have until October 22nd to agree to the terms and conditions of its forthcoming ad free subscription service is a herald of significant forthcoming…
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Amazon And Netflix Sweep Up At The Emmys

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Blog post by Tim Mulligan
Sunday’s Emmy awards officially recognized what the TV industry has known for the last few years: quality drama is being made for exclusive distribution on Subscription Video Services (SVOD). Since 2013…
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Netflix Disrupts The Movie Business

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Blog post by Tim Mulligan
Last week at the Venice film festival something unprecedented occurred. Alongside the usual whirl of bright and thought provoking auteur pieces and International films with IQ, Netflix premiered its first…
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NETFLIX BECOMES A FULLY FLEDGED TV BUSINESS

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Netflix’s decision to not renew its $1 billion dollar licensing deal with Epix the movie distributor has been presented as a significant gamble for the company. The fact that one of Netflix’s rivals…
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THE SVOD WAR OPENS A NEW FRONT IN JAPAN

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Not to be outdone by Netflix, Amazon has announced that sometime in September it too will be launching its SVOD (Subscription Video on Demand) service Amazon Prime Video, in Japan. With Netflix due to…
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COMCAST STAKES ITS CLAIM IN ONLINE VIDEO

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It has emerged that Comcast, the largest Cable & Broadband operator in the United States is getting ready to launch a new video platform, provisionally entitled Watchable. The project which has been18…
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Liberty, ITV And The OTT Effect

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The decision by Liberty Global, John Malone’s Pay TV group, to increase its stake in ITV to 9.9% signals a new round of deal-making in the wider TV industry as company’s struggle to make sense of the…
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Facebook Goes Head To Head With YouTube

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A lot can happen in the world of online video in a year. In fall 2014 Facebook was reporting 1 billion views per day for it’s video feature. Fast forward to summer 2015 and the world’s preeminent social…
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