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Spectrum has a streaming service that’s basically its cable package for $15 a month

The “streaming service” of sorts is called Spectrum TV Essentials and it includes popular cable networks like the The Weather Channel, Food Network, Nickelodeon, and MTV. Unlike other streaming services that offer individual movies and shows, TV Essentials basically takes a few dozen of Spectrum’s channels and offers them to its internet subscribers. These are the channels the cable company offers already in its standard packages, albeit for much higher price tags. In fact, it’s so familiar that it sounds like the a la carte plan that Spectrum’s sales representatives offered quietly to customers in 2018 to lure them back to cable. – Shannon Liao, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2IrTAcz

Roku Adds 3.3 Million New Accounts, Expects to Reach $1B Revenue in 2019

As part of their Q4 2018 financial results, Roku announced that they now have 27.1 million active accounts. The company has seen active accounts grow by nearly 3.3 million since last quarter and over 7.8 million since the fourth quarter last year. – Jason Gurwin, The Streamable » https://ift.tt/2GUW6Wd

SoundCloud Launches Tool to Distribute Music to Other Streaming Services

SoundCloud today announced a new distribution tool that enables artists to distribute their music to other streaming services. The feature, currently in open beta the service’s Pro and Pro Unlimited platforms, means that artists can upload their music to SoundCloud competitors including Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify and Instagram. – via Variety » http://bit.ly/2TXVhzF
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