Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Cable companies are looking for ways to limit password sharing

Companies have already started cracking down on shared passwords. Netflix limits users to two simultaneous streams, unless they pay for an upgraded plan that allows for four. ESPN now only allows five streams from its app and is reportedly considering dropping that number to three. It used to be 10.

Cable and satellite companies appear to be having a particularly hard time grappling with password sharing, given that they're continuously losing subscribers and revenue. The TV industry’s losses from password sharing are expected to rise to $9.9 billion by 2021, according to Bloomberg and research firm Parks Associates.

From the article "Cable companies are looking for ways to limit password sharing" by Ashley Carman.

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