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http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/mar/12/netflix-spotify-uk-home-entertainment-sector Home entertainment revenues have been on a steady decline in the U.K. since 2008, but in 2013, that trend got reversed by Netflix and Amazon’s Lovefilm, according to a report from the Guardian. Video subscription services like Netflix and Lovefilm grew 120 percent last year, […] Read more at GigaOM »

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http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303277704579348774128548520 Netflix is trying to lock down content rights ahead of its planned expansion to Europe later this year, according to the Wall Street Journal. The paper is reporting, as we did just last week, that Netflix is eyeing Germany and France in particular – but there […] Read more at GigaOM »

http://torrentfreak.com/three-strikes-law-does-nothing-to-curb-piracy-research-finds-140122/ Gradual copyright enforcement legislation, also known as three-strikes laws, don’t curb piracy: That’s the result of a new study that looked at the effectiveness of France’s anti-piracy legislation, which fines and disconnects users after repeat warnings. Researchers found, according to Torrentfreak, that this simply results […] Read more at GigaOM »

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TV advertising remains healthy, but platform operators want a bigger slice of the pie. Next year, some will introduce targeted advertising to their set top boxes, promising greater granularity and more effectiveness to marketers. Read more »

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