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Netflix and others are struggling with viewers sharing passwords

Netflix and others are struggling with viewers sharing passwords

Written by on July 12, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – More than one-fifth of young adults who stream shows like “Game of Thrones” or “Stranger Things” borrow passwords from people who do not live with them, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, a finding that suggests media companies are missing out on significant revenue as digital viewership explodes. Twenty-one percent of streaming viewers ages […]

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Personalised live TV streaming drawing viewers away from clunky cable

Personalised live TV streaming drawing viewers away from clunky cable

Written by on December 12, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Hulu, Dish Network Corp’s Sling and other streaming services battling for customers who are ditching cable are working to make new live TV services more personalized for each user, an effort to help viewers navigate a sea of movies, news and television shows. Butting heads with AT&T and Sony Corp, which also have […]

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YouTube is aiming to get rights for streaming TV series and movies

YouTube is aiming to get rights for streaming TV series and movies

Written by on December 3, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s YouTube is aiming to get rights for streaming TV series and movies for its $9.99-a-month subscription service as it tries to step up competition against rivals such as Netflix Inc and Amazon.com Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The Journal reported that executives of the […]

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Google upstages Apple with free music streaming offer

Written by on June 24, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc launched a free version of its music streaming service on Tuesday, as it sought to upstage the debut of Apple Inc’s rival service next week. Google Play Music has offered a $9.99 per month subscription service for two years but Tuesday’s launch is the first free version of the […]

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Apple to pay artists during free trials of Apple Music streaming

Apple to pay artists during free trials of Apple Music streaming

Written by on June 22, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Apple Inc reversed its policy and said it would now pay artists during free trials of its new Apple Music streaming service, after pop star Taylor Swift said she would hold back her latest hit album “1989” from the service. Apple is offering users a three-month trial of its new service and had […]

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Are streaming services blurring the TV picture?

Are streaming services blurring the TV picture?

Written by on February 13, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

The traditional paid television business model has remained largely unchanged for decades. You call up your local cable or satellite provider – that is, if you have more than one to choose from – and after the requisite credit check and waiting at home all day for the tech to arrive you have hundreds of […]

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The great television unbundling of 2014

The great television unbundling of 2014

Written by on October 27, 2014 in BillingViews, News with 0 Comments

For years, cable and satellite customers have been grumbling and complaining about getting dozens – and now hundreds – of channels, but there’s never anything good on. Wouldn’t it be great if we only received channels we actually watched and didn’t have to pay for the rest? It looks like we’re taking a small baby […]

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