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Roku closes at lowest price since IPO

The streaming-media company’s shares fell 6.9% to $20.37, below the previous closing low of $20.81 on Oct. 3. Roku (ROKU) priced IPO shares at $14 apiece last month, then roared higher in the first day of trading to close at $23.50. – Jeremy C. Owens, MarketWatch

Price hikes may chill subscriber growth, but Netflix still dominates streaming video

Hulu is Netflix’s nearest threat, but the race really isn’t very close. Currently in the United States, one in four people subscribe to Netflix, while only one in 14 are Hulu subscribers. Sling TV is a distant third in the video-streaming market, with about 1% of the U.S. population subscribing. And other live-streaming services like CBS All Access and DirectTV Now have even fewer subscribers than that. – Kathryn Gessner, Second Measure

A Collection of the Weirdest Shit I’ve Found on Spotify

Recently, that internet corner has been occupied by Spotify. Sure, the streaming platform is full of “normal” music. But in March, it came out with a birthing playlist, to which my immediate reaction was, what the fuck? My second reaction was, “there must be more.” I decided to investigate further, which is to say I got high and spent a lot of time parsing Weird Spotify. I invite you to join me on a journey to hear what I found, which includes former presidents, cat lullabies, and Hitler’s remixes. – Sophie Kleeman, Gizmodo

Netflix Raises $1.6 Billion In Bond Market To Fund Massive Content Spending

[Netflix] official announcement said it “intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, which may include content acquisitions, production and development, capital expenditures, investments, working capital and potential acquisitions and strategic transactions.” It is the sixth time the company has issued senior notes since 2013. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood

CBS All Access Problems During Star Trek: Discovery

This is a potentially serious problem for CBS. Along with The Good Fight – a well reviewed but little watched spinoff of The Good Wife – Star Trek: Discovery is really the only unique, in-demand content being offered by All Access. There is an incredibly small margin for error with this venture, where one expensive, ambitious show is essentially propping up an entire platform. If fans are unable to access that show when it airs with no issues, it’s hard to imagine CBS All Access thriving for long. – Dusty Stowe, Screen Rant
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