Thursday, July 16, 2015

6 Percent of You Are Sharing Streaming Passwords

About 6 percent of all U.S. households use an over-the-top (OTT), or streaming, service that's actually being paid for by somebody else.

"Live-streaming usage has garnered media attention recently, but credential sharing is also a popular form of piracy in the connected world, one that has received varying responses from service providers and content owners," said Glenn Hower, a research analyst at Parks Associates, in a statement.

"Credential sharing has a measurable impact on video services, particularly in the OTT video service area, where young subscribers are active. The impact on OTT video revenues is especially troublesome as OTT providers are investing large sums of money to boost their original content offerings."

From the article "6 Percent of You Are Sharing Streaming Passwords" by David Murphy.

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