Pornhub reports traffic increase amid partial government shutdown

In Washington, D.C., results were similar with traffic after midnight up nearly 12% and early morning traffic down from 8am to 11am. Overall, D.C. traffic was up 6.32% above average the week of January 7th to 11th when compared to D.C.’s pre-shutdown averages. Female traffic in D.C. increased by 12.3% above average.” – WKRG via WAVY TV 10 »

EXCLUSIVE: Stanford Researchers Launch Free TV Service To Improve Video Streaming

Users can stream six TV stations Bay Area locals including CBS (KPIX 5), NBC (KNTV 11), ABC (KGO 7), FOX (KTVU 2), PBS (KQED 9), and Univision (KDTV 14). Since it is part of a nonprofit academic study, it is 100% FREE and doesn’t have ads. – Jason Gurwin, The Streamable »

Netflix Reboots True Crime & Paranormal Series ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ With ‘Stranger Things’ EP Shawn Levy

The 12-part show will use re-enactments in a documentary format to profile real-life mysteries and unsolved crimes, lost love, cases involving missing persons and unexplained paranormal events. Each episode will focus on one mystery. In the original series, actors played the victims, criminals and witnesses but family members and police were regularly interviewed. – Peter White, Deadline Hollywood »

Commercials could nix Netflix viewing

The survey found that has found that 57% of consumers would cancel their Netflix subscription if the company were to add commercials into its streaming service. Furthermore, when asked whether they would stop watching Netflix content featuring ads even if the subscription price was lowered, 42% of respondents still confirmed that they would tear up their contract as a result. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News »

Netflix shares huge numbers for original content as Disney’s streaming service nears

Bird Box, which Netflix previously reported accrued more than 45 million unique account streams seven days after its release, has now surpassed 80 million views, according to CEO Reed Hastings’ letter to investors. You, a Lifetime series that Netflix has purchased the rights to, will surpass 40 million household streams within the first four weeks of its release. The same goes for new Netflix original series, Sex Education. Hastings’ letter states that Netflix accounts for 10 percent of all television viewing in the United States. – Julia Alexandra, The Verge »

Netflix points to ‘Fortnite’ as competition after its price hike

Just days after revealing higher prices coming to customers in the US, Netflix is revealing its Q4 2018 results, and it’s already looking to the future. While a few years ago Netflix was the “Albanian army” coming to take on HBO, execs said in a letter to investors (PDF) that “We compete with (and lose to) Fortnite more than HBO.” In fact, Netflix claims it’s not focused on any of the competition, whether Disney+, Amazon, Hulu or NBCUniversal’s new entry, as much as it wants to provide a good experience for customers. – Richard Lawler, Engadget »
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