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GfK/MTI: Almost 3/4 of US consumers plan to keep the cord

New Cord Evolution research from GfK MRI shows that almost three-quarters (71%) of all US consumers say they have cable, satellite, or telco TV service and have no plans to drop it. This includes the majority of the crucial 18-to-34 age group (58%), as well as 69% of people ages 35 to 49, and 80% of those 50 and over. – Broadband TV News https://ift.tt/2oh7mld

TV piracy causing €700m in damage in Germany per year

Overall, including the preceding and following stages of the value chain, the lost turnover amounts to around €700 ($810.0) million per year. This is associated with tax losses of €170 ($196.73) million per year. These are the results of a study German consulting and research group Goldmedia compiled for German commercial broadcaster association VAUNET (formerly VPRT). – Jörn Krieger, Broadband TV News https://ift.tt/2N7lFnd

Netflix, Amazon Video, and Xfinity are accidentally re-creating cable TV

For example, imagine what the science fiction fan of 2019 will need to do to keep up with the genre’s most prominent franchise content. Star Wars will live on Disney’s new proprietary service, but new episodes of Star Trek (both Star Trek: Discovery and the upcoming Next Generation sequel) are only available on CBS All Access. Meanwhile, The Expanse is exclusive to Amazon Prime. If fans want to watch DC’s superhero shows, as well, that’ll require a DC Universe subscription — although the CW shows featuring DC characters will only be available via the CW app — or, for patient fans who want a commercial-free option, Netflix. If they want to catch up on classic Doctor Who, they’d better have a Britbox membership. – Graeme McMillan, The Verge https://ift.tt/2MgeuwD

FCC says court made error in approval of AT&T/Time Warner merger

[The] DOJ appealed that court ruling last month, and yesterday the FCC gave the DOJ’s case a small boost. The FCC isn’t actually supporting the DOJ’s case, but the commission’s filing points out an error made by the US District Court for the District of Columbia. In US District Judge Richard Leon’s ruling against the DOJ, he said that he was “hesitant to assign any significant evidentiary value” to previous statements that AT&T and the AT&T-owned DirecTV made to the FCC. AT&T’s own statements to the FCC, made in the years prior to the AT&T/Time Warner merger, supported the DOJ’s case that a merged entity could raise the price of programming. Those AT&T statements were made as part of the FCC’s 2010 review of the Comcast/NBCUniversal merger and in other FCC proceedings. – Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica https://ift.tt/2P6mpKN

Charter Cable Doesn’t Want You to See This Political Campaign Ad

Spectrum’s rates have increased significantly in the past year, jumping nearly 40 percent after Charter acquired Time Warner Cable, then rose again in the new year. This has been well reported, if not a point the company was eager to highlight. The company also has particularly high stakes in the New York race, since the legislature recently voted to kick the company out of the state. But do we really want telecom companies having the authority to censor political ads that don’t fit their agenda? – Kaleigh Rogers, MOTHERBOARD https://ift.tt/2vD7Vdt

Top ten US pay-TV providers lose 358,000 subs in Q2 2018

Informitv calculated that the top 10 services for the United States in the Multiscreen Index now have 83.56 million television customers between them, accounting for slightly less than 70% of television homes. Subscriber numbers are as reported by service providers, rather than analyst estimates. Cox Communications is not included in the top 10 as it does not report subscriber numbers. – Joesph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News https://ift.tt/2vp6v5Z
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