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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sharing Your Netflix And HBOGo Passwords Is Costing Streaming Services $500 Million

Research firm Parks Associates estimates that all the sharing of streaming passwords to circumvent subscription fees is costing providers roughly $500 million per year in lost revenue. They estimate that 6% of total users are using an account held by someone out of their household.

Yes. This all sounds about right, if a bit low.

Of course, none of this can be news to most providers, which offer an “ask no questions” approach to providing streaming so long as your passwor ...read more

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