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Hulu drops to just $5.99 per month after Netflix’s price hikes

Hulu does have one price hike of its own: the company is increasing the cost of its Hulu with Live TV service, which will jump to $44.99 instead of the current $39.99. As a result, the gulf between the standard service and Hulu’s internet TV offering is growing wider and a dollar shy of $40. The justification for the uptick in price is an increased channel selection — Hulu reached an agreement with Discovery, Inc. – Chris Welch, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2FJzybc
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Netflix, YouTube lead video services in Brazil

Netflix and YouTube were consistently the first choice of video services, across all devices even in pay-TV households. When IHS Markit reviewed such homes, fewer than half of Sky Brasil households selected the service as their first choice, and they were less likely to have a first choice, while two-fifths of Net Servicos households responded similarly. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2UdW3sa

‘The Expanse’ season three streams on Amazon Prime Video February 8th

Amazon announced today that the third season of sci-fi series The Expanse will be available for Prime members to stream starting February 8th. The first two seasons of the show, which originally aired on Syfy, are already available to watch on Amazon’s streaming platform. Amazon has a fourth season of the show planned that will be available later this year. – AJ Dellinger, Engadget » https://engt.co/2FSg9UX

Hulu losses drag Disney as DTC push approaches

[In] the Direct-to-Consumer & International business line, losses from equity investees increased $159 million from a loss of $421 million to a loss of $580 million primarily due to a higher loss from investment in Hulu. The higher loss at Hulu was said to be driven by higher programming, labour and marketing costs, partially offset by growth in subscription and advertising revenue. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2W9vTs6

‘Roma’ Becomes Netflix’s First Best Picture Oscar Nominee

The streaming company received its first-ever best picture Oscar nomination on Tuesday for Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma,” a black-and-white exploration of the “Gravity” director’s youth and the life of the nanny who helped raise him in Mexico. The drama received 10 nominations in total, making it by far Netflix’s biggest hit with the motion picture academy to date. – Kristopher Tapley, Variety » http://bit.ly/2T8CwZN
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