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Consumers aren’t using the ‘smart’ part of smart TVs

Among those who have connected their smart TV, 69% use it to watch streaming content at least weekly; but a quarter (23%) stream through their smart TV only occasionally and 8% never do at all. – Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2DXeXhj
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Ajit Pai admits FCC got broadband growth figures wrong

That mistake led the agency to announce that the number of Americans lacking access to a fixed broadband connection was down to 19.4 million by the end of 2017 from 26.1 million the year before. Turns out, the correct figure is 21.3 million — a big difference, for sure, but not big enough for Pai to backpedal on his declaration that the changes he implemented led to massive broadband growth… – Mariella Moon, Engadget » https://engt.co/2GXp0ng

Kids’ suicides spiked after Netflix’s ′13 Reasons Why,’ study finds

The study published Monday can’t prove that the Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” was the cause, but there were 195 more youth suicides than would have been expected in the nine months following the show’s March 2017 release, given historical and seasonal suicide trends, the study estimated. – Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press via Live 5 News » http://bit.ly/2ISSrtZ

Netflix may be losing $192M per month from piracy, cord cutting study claims

As many as 1 in 5 people today are mooching off of someone else’s account when streaming video from Netflix,Hulu or Amazon Video, according to a new study from CordCutting.com. Of these, Netflix tends to be pirated for the longest period — 26 months, compared with 16 months for Amazon Prime Video or 11 months for Hulu. That could be because Netflix freeloaders often mooch off their family instead of a friend — 48 percent use their parents’ login, while another 14 percent use their sister or brother’s credentials, the firm found. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2Eg4r3N

Stacking builds up as single SVOD service households decline globally

In a survey of 33,000 internet users across the 16 countries, more than half (50%) of respondents in 13 of those countries had at least one SVOD service, while in 10 of the 16 markets, more than half of SVOD homes were so-called SVOD stackers, that is taking more than one service. Ampere added that as more major players such as Disney enter the SVOD marketplace in 2019 and beyond, the question is just how many services will consumers pay for? – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2tBlgRK

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