Some PlayStation Plus Subscribers Are Getting Free Netflix

With the subject line “A Netflix gift for you,” Playstation Plus subscribers are finding a three-subscription to the television and movie streaming service courtesy of the team over at Sony. Tis the season – and apparently early – because PlayStation fans are reporting getting these emails starting now! – Liana “Lili” Ruppert,

Does Amazon’s Free Streaming Service Matter? — The Motley Fool

From the start, AVOD services have been seen largely as supplementary to SVOD services. Tubi TV and Sony Crackle do not compete directly with Netflix so much as offer users an alternative when they can’t find what they’re looking for on Netflix. The nature of AVOD, in which ad revenues scale with streaming hours, makes this trickle-down model viable — especially, AVOD promoters argue, as SVOD services turn increasingly to original content and leave major-studio films and TV shows to AVOD services. – Stephen Lovely, The Motley Fool

Intel: 90% of 5G data will be video, but AR gaming and VR will grow

The [Intel] report is a wake-up call for some segments of the entertainment industry as it claims 5G is about to drive $1.3 trillion in new revenues to media and entertainment companies over the next decade. Ovum forecasts that user demand for video data alone will grow from a monthly average of 11.7GB per 5G subscriber in 2019 to 84.4GB in 2028, at that point accounting for 90 percent of all 5G traffic. That’s not just because videos will improve in resolution; they’ll also include additional embedded media and immersive experiences that improve the experience, and video viewing time will increase. – Jeremy Horwitz, VentureBeat

OTT video trend spotlights fibre needs

The key takeaways from the [Kagen] report are:
– Of the 16 major markets in Western Europe, only Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Portugal and Spain host broadband markets with fibre controlling more than 20% of broadband homes.
– Sweden is far ahead with 60.7% of its broadband market on fibre, while Spain sits at 46.8%, Norway 42.3%, Portugal 38.6%, Finland 33.2% and Denmark 22.5%.
– OTT video usage will continue to grow, as its integration into multichannel, hybrid free-to-air and connected TV/smart TV platforms deepens. Most platforms in Western Europe now integrate OTT services — Netflix in particular. – Robert Briel, Broadband TV News

Netflix earnings: Was the streaming giant’s second-quarter miss really just a blip?

Netflix still leads in the living room, according to a Cowen & Co. survey of 2,500 U.S. consumers published in a Wednesday note. When asked which platforms users used most often to view video content on TV, 27% of respondents said they used Netflix, followed by basic cable with 20%, broadcast with 18% and YouTube with 12%. – Sarah Toy, MarketWatch
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