Canalplay acquires rights to HBO series for France (Digital TV Europe)

French pay TV operator Canal+’s on-demand unit Canalplay has struck a deal with US pay TV channel provider HBO to acquire subscription video-on-demand rights to The Wire and Strike Back. 

Seasons one to five of The Wire and Seasons one and two of Strike Back will be available via Canal+’s SVoD service from now until… [Read more on Digital TV Europe]

What Does an Agreement With This Comedy Legend Mean For Netflix? (The Motley Fool)

Ace comedy producer/director/screenwriter Judd Apatow. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Another day, another original Netflix series. This week, the digital-video veteran teamed up with comedy guru Judd Apatow to deliver at least two seasons of a relationship sitcom named Love.

So there’s another sitcom on the way, in the well-tread romantic comedy genre. The… [Read more on The Motley Fool]

Netflix effect will help German video spend to grow (Digital TV Europe)

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Consumer spending on video entertainment in Germany will grow by 2% this year to reach €6.9 billion, following 5% growth in 2013, with an expectation that it will reach €7.4 billion by 2018, according to research by Futuresource Consulting.

According to Futuresource, growth will be driven primarily by pay TV services, combined with growth in digital video, including Netflix. Pay TV grew by over… [Read more on Digital TV Europe]

Netflix And Its Success At Attracting Millennials (Bidness ETC)

Millennials – aged 18 to 35 – is today’s most lucrative and highly competitive segment for marketers. However, targeting them is no easy task. With complex lifestyles and complex demands, companies such as Netflix, Inc… [Read more on Bidness ETC]