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Netflix, Amazon & Apple Spent $345M On UK Original Productions In 2018

International streaming services including Netflix, Amazon and Apple spent £280M ($345M) on original British commissions in 2018, according to UK producer trade body Pact. – Peter White, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RCb9Qn
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NFL Teams with Yahoo for First Free Internet Live-Stream of Regular-Season Game

The National Football League inked a deal with Yahoo to be the league’s exclusive partner to deliver the first-ever live stream of a regular-season NFL game — for free over the Internet — to users worldwide. Under the pact, Yahoo will provide live streaming video of the NFL’s International Series game in London on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, between the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars. The Internet-media company will offer the game on multiple properties and devices, including Yahoo, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Screen and Tumblr, which collectively reach about 1 billion users per month. – Variety via Engadget
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Sling TV takes over DishWorld, re-names it ‘Sling International’

Today, DishWorld — the international arm of Dish Network — is being re-branded under the Sling name, and will now be known as Sling International. […] Sling International subscriptions start at $10/month. […] Some options, like Spanish TV or World Sports, cost $10/month. Others, like Arabic, can scale to as much as $40/month. Most language options cost $15/month for live TV. – Nate Swanner, SlashGear
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Freebox mini 4K brings Android TV international

The Freebox mini is 4K compatible with its HDMI-out port, working with Freebox TV service that includes more than 200 TV channels – 49 of which are in HD. Freebox mini 4K works with Android TV – that means the Google Play store, Google Play movies, Google Play Games, Google Music, and YouTube. Freebox TV apps include Freebox TV, Freebox Replay, Video Club, Canal+, Canalsat, and more. […] The Freebox STB will be offered with a Freebox subscription from 29.99 Euro a month starting this Spring.- Chris Burns, SlashGear 
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Netflix Is Creating One Of The Most Expensive TV Shows In The World — Here’s Why It’s So Important

It’s It’s one of the most expensive TV series ever made, according to The New York Times, since it costs $90 million to produce 10 episodes. The only show with a higher budget is HBO’s “Game Of Thrones.”

But there’s another reason “Marco Polo” is so important for Netflix. The company is hoping the series will appeal to international audiences as it expands, especially since Netflix holds the international rights to “Marco Polo.” Netflix didn’t hold any international rights to other popular shows such as “House Of Cards,” which is why the series was able to appear on rival platforms in Germany and France, according to The New York Times. – Lisa Eadicicco,Business Insider  

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‘Friends’ Is Streaming On Netflix Everywhere But The U.S.

It’s true. Friends is already on Netflix, but unless you have your passport handy and feel like venturing to Finland, you’ll have to wait until January 1, 2015 to binge-watch the series. […] Since Friends has been such a pop culture phenomenon here in the U.S. for the last twenty years, it’s pretty outrageous to think we have unlimited access to the series after the rest of the world — kind of like sloppy streaming seconds. Why do things like this happen, you ask? International television distribution markets are all kinds of crazy and abide by completely different contracts than over here in the states. Add the newness of SVOD into the mix and things get even more complicated. Therefore, acquiring streaming rights to a series of Friends’ caliber is pretty much luck of the draw and up to the distributors’ (in this case Warner Bros. TV) foreign branch. And of course, Netflix. – Olivia Armstrong,Decider
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VIP Sports Box and Other Solid Streaming Sports Sites

Vipbox.tv: While others on this list have certain limitations with active links, broadcast choices and/or specific sports they show, VIPBox TV doesn’t have such restrictions,
LAOLA1.tv: Laola1.tv might not carry any of the major sporting events, but it does broadcast a bunch of unique sports like table tennis, volleyball and other sports that aren’t as mainstream with fans.
All Sport Live: If you’re into following—and watching—more international sports like Australian rugby, Russian hockey and others, non-American sports, I’d suggest checking out AllSportLive.
wiziwig.tv: It might be as basic as it comes, offering just about the same amount and similar broadcasts as others on this list, but it’s a great resource to find the major sporting event of your choice.
First Row Sports: The most popular sports streaming site, FirstRowSports has been giving users streaming sporting events for the past couple of years[.]
Sport Lemon Tv: One of the biggest and most dependable of all the streaming sports websites, SportLemon.tv carries all the major sports and usually carry a variety of links to different broadcasts around the world.
WatchESPN: The most obvious problem with WatchESPN? Well, it’s not exactly free. So why is it on this list, you ask? Because it does offer an option for those who just need to feed their sports fix, and because it’s the most trusted site/app out there on the Internet.
Stream2Watch.me: Another one of the biggest sports streaming sites, Stream2Watch.me has a bevy options for fans to watch their favorite sporting events and, yes, even carries a few of the original broadcasts that would be on a national cable channel.
– Nick Dimengo,TVOvermind
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Starz to Launch Streaming Service in International Markets: Report

STARZ is to launch in international markets with the creation of the international Starz Play service, according to a press report. It has inked a pact with Peter Ekelund’s Swedish media group Parsifal Entertainment, which helped set up HBO’s streaming service in the Nordic countries, to create Starz Play, an over-the-top video streaming service that will launch in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America, the Financial Times reported Sunday. – Leo Barraclough,Variety  
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Racing UK streaming going good

International subscribers to Racing UK can now view the channel across multiple platforms, following the introduction of a new live streaming and seven-day catch-up service, developed by Simplestream. The enhanced service enables viewers to subscribe to watch Racing UK live and on-demand, across computers, mobiles and tablets, via Simplestream’s proprietary Media Manager solution. The new service is available outside of the United Kingdom & Ireland. – Julian Clover,Broadband TV News
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