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BBC Three returns with repeats
Netflix gains fall frustratingly short
Comcast adds Video Artificial Intelligence

Netflix narrowly missed its own quarterly subscriber
projections and its value fell by a fifth. Shares are
currently trading at under $400, down from a high of closer
to $700 a couple of months ago, but still higher than this
time last year. Netflix may be reaching saturation in the
North America, but continues to gain subscribers in Europe,
although growth has been slower in Latin America and the
Asia Pacific region. Nevertheless, Netflix added 8.3 million
subscribers in the last three months, which is consistent
with the general trend, just not quite the 8.5 million the
company had forecast. Perhaps Netflix needs to focus on
telling its own story as much as making movies. William Cooper Editor BBC THREE RETURNS WITH REPEATS BBC Three returns as a television channel on 1 February, six
years after ceasing transmissions to become an online only
service. The aim is to attract back viewers aged 16-34, but
it seems that most of the schedule will be old episodes of
shows that are already available online. The return comes as
the BBC faces the prospect of its budget being cut in real
terms. Read more... NETFLIX GAINS FALL FRUSTRATINGLY SHORT Netflix narrowly missed its own subscriber projections for
the fourth quarter of 2021 and saw its market value promptly
cut by a fifth, despite gaining 8.28 million subscribers and
ending the year with a total of nearly 222 million and
full-year revenue of $30 billion. While Netflix has been
successful with shows like Squid Game, the movies Red Notice
and Don’t Look Up, and winning the most Emmy and Oscar
awards of 2021, investors are apparently nervous about a
slowdown in subscriber growth. Read more... COMCAST ADDS VIDEO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE Comcast Technology Solutions has announced a new VideoAI
service to help companies analyze audio, video and closed
captions to create actionable metadata, generate and manage
new content, improve advertising efficiency, and streamline
operations. VideoAI is based on commercial-scale
implementations created and deployed by Comcast,
NBCUniversal, and Sky. Comcast Technology Solutions, a
division of Comcast Cable, is providing this capability to
the broader media and entertainment industry as a managed
service. Read more... BBC iPlayer viewing boosted by dramas Record United States online video viewing DAZN aims for BT Sport Television still delivers mass audiences NextGen TV on the move Online video experience challenges MULTISCREEN INDEX The quarterly Multiscreen Index offers an invaluable
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