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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DirecTV Wants To Be Next Online Substitute For Cable

But analysts estimate that Sling has racked up fewer than 1 million subscribers since it launched in February 2015. Vue's numbers are harder to get a handle on, but it's not on the list of top 10 most popular online video services compiled by research firm Parks Associates. Neither service reports subscriber numbers.

From the article "DirecTV Wants To Be Next Online Substitute For Cable" by www.newsmax.com

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Sharing Netflix Passwords Makes You Federal Lawbreaker?

Variety reported last year that the research firm Parks Associates estimated that "illicit password sharing" to video on demand players used by Netflix, HBO and other Internet subscription providers could cost those companies up to $500 million globally in 2015.

The firm said that roughly six percent of U.S. broadband households use an over-the-top video service paid by someone living outside of the household.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Netflix Need Not Fear New Amazon Prime Spinoff Service

For those who think Amazon has the clout to steal away Netflix subscribers, the logic there isn't too easy to follow: the $9 price point for the new service simply isn't compelling enough to siphon away any meaningful portion of the Netflix sub base, and the Amazon library of originals and licensed TV shows and movies isn't substantially better, either.

It's more likely that Bezos is betting that Netflix subs are willing to pay for a second or third SVOD option (Hulu) than p ...read more

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