Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Password Sharing: Charter, ESPN, Viacom Lead Crackdown On Giving Friends, Family Passwords

According to an analysis produced by Parks Associates, about one-third of internet users stream cable TV by using the login credentials of someone they don’t live with. The firm estimated that password sharing would cost the cable industry $3.5 billion this year and as much as $9.9 billion by 2021.

While cable companies and networks that rely on subscribers to generate revenue, streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu and YouTube have accepted password sharing as a simple matter of fact. Most streaming platforms allow simultaneous streams as part of the price that its customers pay monthly.

From the article "Password Sharing: Charter, ESPN, Viacom Lead Crackdown On Giving Friends, Family Passwords" by AJ Dellinger.

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