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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Hulu Is Slowing, Hits 12 Million Subscribers Versus Netflix’s 81 Million

But growing membership is harder to keep up at the same clip for all streaming services, as more and more companies launch their own online platforms. As consumers shift more of their entertainment diet to online alternatives versus regular television, fear about missing out on the next big video audience has spurred programmers like HBO, CBS, Showtime and others to launch their own personal versions of Netflix. Meanwhile, digital-first new media companies like Fullscreen and Aw ...read more

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Viacom To Target Ads On Roku Streaming Boxes

“With this partnership, we can deliver more relevant messages to Roku consumers for products and services that interest them,”said Kern Schireson, Viacom executive vice president of data strategy and consumer intelligence. “Advertising experiences like this are more impactful for both consumers and marketers.”

In the U.S., Roku is the most-used box for streaming video, according to researcher Parks Associates. Last year, Roku users streamed 5.5 billion hours of content, the ...read more

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Netflix Is King of Paid Streaming, Study Says

Fear about missing out on the next big video audience has spurred programmers like HBO, CBS, Showtime and others to launch their own personal versions of Netflix. But the money generated by their new online options pales in comparison to the advertising revenue racked up from traditional TV viewing.

Parks reported if a U.S. household subscribed to any OTT service, more than half of them were signed up with Netflix. Netflix was also the best performer on limiting cancellation ...read more

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