Showing posts with label Netflix. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Netflix. Show all posts

Monday, May 28, 2018

Telefónica to bundle Netflix in Europe and Latin America

Telefónica has agreed to offer Netflix service in Europe and Latin America.

Market launch in Latin American countries is expected in the next few weeks. The launch is Spain planned for the end of this year.

“This agreement is a big step forward in Telefónica’s bet on open innovation and collaboration with leading companies around the world”, said José María Álvarez-Pallete, Executive Chairman of Telefónica. “We want to offer our customers the most compelling video offering possible, whether it’s our own content or third party providers. The partnership with Netflix will significantly enhance our existing multichannel video platforms.”

“Over the next several years, our partnership with Telefónica will benefit millions of consumers who will be able to easily access their favorite Netflix shows, documentaries, stand-ups, kids content and movies across a range of Telefonica platforms", said Reed Hastings, Netflix co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. "Making Netflix available on Telefónica’s familiar, easy-to-use TV and video platforms enables consumers to watch all the content they love in one place.”

Netflix is based in Los Gatos, California.

Telefónica to resell AWS cloud services

Telefónica Business Solutions has agreed to sell Amazon Web Services in its cloud offering portfolio.

Telefónica will train and certify specialists in AWS services and best practices. AWS has agreed to have dedicated resources to support Telefónica and their customers.

Hugo de los Santos, Director Global B2B Products and Services at Telefónica commented, “Our customers are asking for advice and support in their Cloud adoption processes. AWS, with its depth and breadth of services as well as global presence, is a piece that fits perfectly in our Cloud portfolio. Telefónica’s cloud offering thus empowers our customers to run their infrastructure, applications and workloads on the most suitable Cloud service possible.”

Friday, April 13, 2018

Comcast and Netflix expand partnership

Comcast will begin offering Netflix subscriptions in its new and existing Xfinity packages.

Comcast first launched Netflix on its X1 platform in 2016, offering voice control and seamless access to the Netflix service through its platform. Since then Netflix has become one of the most popular voice searches and highly-viewed services on the platform.

“Netflix offers one of the most popular on demand services and is an important supplement to the content offering and value proposition of the X1 platform,” said Sam Schwartz, Chief Business Development Officer, Comcast Cable. “Netflix is a great partner, and we are excited to offer its services to our customers in new ways that provide them with more choice, value and flexibility. The seamless integration of Netflix with the vast Xfinity entertainment library on X1 present a unique and comprehensive experience for customers.”

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Netflix Suffers Outage a Day After Amazon Prime

On Saturday, 30-July-2016, Netflix appeared to suffer a widespread outage affecting customer in many regions and lasting several hours.

On Twitter, Netflix said the issue appeared to be limited to web browsers.

The outage one day after Amazon experienced a widespread outage with its Amazon Prime video service.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Comcast and Netflix Sign Interconnection Deal

Comcast and Netflix confirmed that they have signed an interconnection agreement that will provide Comcast's U.S. broadband customers with a high-quality Netflix video experience.
The companies have established a more direct connection between Netflix and Comcast, similar to other networks, that's already delivering an even better user experience to consumers, while also allowing for future growth in Netflix traffic.

Netflix receives no preferential network treatment under the multi-year agreement.  Other terms are not being disclosed.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Netflix Publishes ISP Rankings

Netflix is hosting a new web portal that ranks the streaming performance of major ISPs in the U.S.,  the UK, Ireland and other countries where its service is offered.  The index is based on data from the 33 million members of Netflix who are watching over 1 billion hours of streaming Netflix content per month.

Google Fiber has the highest ranking in the U.S. market at 3.35 Mbps.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Netflix Expands its "Open Connect" Delivery Network

Netflix has signed Cablevision as the latest ISP partner on its Open Connect Content Delivery Network, which improves streaming performance by peering at optimal Internet exchanges and/or using Netflix storage appliances in or near the ISP network.

Netflix reported that its Open Connect is now serving the vast majority of Netflix video in Europe, Canada and Latin America.  Announced ISPs participating in Open Connect include Virgin Media, British Telecom, Telmex, Telus, TDC and GVT.

Netflix also announced that Open Connect is now supporting "Super HD", which delivers better picture quality on 1080p HDTVs.

"Optimum is committed to providing the highest-quality TV, phone and Internet to our customers, and our new partnership with Netflix supports this critical objective," said , the most recent major provider to join Open Connect. "With Open Connect, we are establishing a direct local connection with Netflix that delivers a higher-quality Netflix viewing experience for Optimum customers than Verizon or AT&T can provide, including access to new Netflix Super HD and 3D TV shows and movies," stated James L. Dolan, president and CEO of Cablevision.