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Amazon to close LoveFilm rental serviceAugust 15, 2017Amazon will close its DVD and Blu-Ray by mail service LoveFilm in the UK and Germany - its last remaining regions on 31st October this year. The termination comes 15 years after LoveFilm's original founding in 2002 as ‘DVDsOnTap’ and 6 years after Amazon’s acquisition of the brand in 2011.Subscribers Only
Nordic video market first to achieve digital cross-overJuly 18, 2014Digital crossover is defined as the point at which consumers in a specific market spend more money on internet-based digital video than on physical video. IHS analysis indicates digital crossover will soon be a reality in the Nordic region (Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland), and what makes this notable in the case of the Nordics is that this digital cross-over will be achieved by over-the-top (OTT) spending on video alone.Subscribers Only
Historical revision to UK rental analysis, new forecastsApril 29, 2014IHS has made a series of historical revisions to its UK video rental analysis covering the online rent-by-mail subscription sector in the period 2011-2013. This revision was prompted by improved data visibility into the online sector.
Amazon discontinues Lovefilm Instant Video, folds into Amazon PrimeFebruary 24, 2014Internet retail giant Amazon is to discontinue its streaming brand ‘Lovefilm Instant Video’ in the UK and Germany, folding the online video package into its subscription service, Amazon Prime.
UK video rental 2013 year-end analysis finalisedJanuary 31, 2014IHS has finalised its physical video rental analysis for year-end 2013 resulting in new forecasts to 2017.Subscribers Only
Blockbuster Denmark given a new lease of lifeDecember 19, 2013Video rental chain Blockbuster in Denmark has been rebranded RecycleIT. Recently acquired by local investors the new name is the start of a restructuring away from its traditional core focus on home entertainment to consumer electronics...Subscribers Only
Blockbuster UK goes back into administrationNovember 05, 2013Private equity owner of Blockbuster UK, Gordon Brothers, has appointed administrators to the video rental store chain.
Rakuten brings Wuaki.tv to the UKJuly 15, 2013Japanese e-commerce group Rakuten has launched a beta version of its online video service Wuaki.tv in the UK. The service, unlike the Spanish platform from which it originated (also Wuaki.tv, acquired by...
European Video Software Markets - Digital transition sluggish, as physical video continue to dominatJuly 01, 2013 Subscribers Only
Nordic rental forecasts updated following Lovefilm exitJune 25, 2013Amazon-owned online rent-by-mail provider Lovefilm is to close operations in Sweden, Denmark and Norway, August 2013. The exit of Lovefilm means that as of mid-2013 there will be no significant physical video rent-by-mail operators left in operation in tSubscribers Only
Lovefilm exits the NordicsJune 17, 2013Amazon-owned online rent-by-mail provider Lovefilm is to close its operations in Sweden, Denmark and Norway in August 2013.
Nordic rental reverts to store-based marketJune 01, 2013 Subscribers Only
UK video rental forecasts updatedApril 21, 2013IHS Screen Digest has updated the UK video rental forecasts to 2017, following recent developments regarding the sale of Blockbuster UK and feedback gained from the industry.Subscribers Only
UK video rental analysis for 2012 finalisedMarch 13, 2013IHS Screen Digest has finalised the 2012 analysis of the UK video rental market, covering the split between traditional store-based and the online rent-by-mail video disc rental sectors, based on feedback gained from the key rental players in the market.Subscribers Only
UK video rental returned to decline in 2012March 12, 2013 Subscribers Only
BVA Research DayMarch 11, 2013 Subscribers Only
BSkyB introduces paid-for add-on to Sky GoJanuary 23, 2013UK Satellite pay-TV operator, BSkyB, has unveiled a new paid extension to its Sky Go service called Sky Go Extra. The new service costs £5 per month for Sky TV customers and will allow users, dependent...
Blockbuster UK goes into administrationJanuary 18, 2013Video Rental giant Blockbuster's UK arm has filed for insolvency protection appointing, Deloitte as administrator, 16 January 2013.
Swedish online movie sector poised for growth as competitive environment heats upJanuary 14, 2013 Subscribers Only
TalkTalk offers free Lovefilm Instant membership for top tier broadband customersJuly 24, 2012UK ISP TalkTalk is now offering a free 12-month subscription to the Lovefilm Instant movie streaming service (normal cost of £4.99 per month) to its 'Plus' package customers. The 'Plus' package consists...