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Chinese live streaming platform Huya is looking to expand into the US

E-sports refers to professional video gaming where teams play each other in competitions. NYSE-listed Huya streams some of those tournaments and hosts other user-generated content. It makes money mainly by selling virtual gifts to users who then send those to streamers on the platform, a model that helped the firm see 93.4% year-on-year revenue growth for the first quarter, when it reported earnings last week. – Arjun Kharpal, CNBC » https://cnb.cx/2JSjrJz
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The Fresh Faces Of Streaming: How Will Existing Services Fare As Big-Budget Competitors Enter The Fray? — Deadline Disruptors

As of this writing, there are 235 over-the-top [OTT] video services available in the U.S., according to market tracker Parks Associates Research. And even though customers are increasingly doing away with their traditional pay-TV bundles, the question for all of the new entrants is whether they will bring must-have offerings to the crowded marketplace. Studies have shown that three services tend to be the limit in most households—how will the new breed replace one of the current must-haves? – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2Wi9xaR

The couple behind the viral AOC ad plans a streaming channel for socialists

Propelled by the success of their Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ad, [Naomi Burton & Nick Hayes] expanded their ambitions by launching Means TV, which they describe as an anticapitalist subscription streaming service to compete with Netflix, producing entertainment — comedies, animated series and documentaries — that will also function as leftist propaganda aimed at the working class. While they plan to still post shorter videos to YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, longer-form content would be available behind a paywall on its own app, like a traditional corporate streaming service. – Christopher Wilson, Yahoo News » https://yhoo.it/2W820ez

The top 7 shows on Netflix and other streaming services this week

Audiences are still attracted to DC Universe’s “Doom Patrol” as the series nears its first season finale on Friday. Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” has seen a spark after a new trailer for its upcoming third season debuted earlier this month. And Netflix’s “Lucifer” revival has jumped to the top spot. – Travis Clark, Business Insider » http://bit.ly/2Ekvufa

Nicolas Winding Refn Says His New TV Show Is Not a TV Show

Two episodes of “Too Old To Die Young” premiered at Cannes on Friday night. [Nicolas Winding Refn] made the unique decision to premiere the fourth and fifth episodes, rather than the first and second, because he said that he thought it would get to the heart of the show, about a Los Angeles cop (Miles Teller) who leads a double life. – Ramin Setoodeh, Variety » http://bit.ly/2YArNtx

Illicit streaming devices are more popular than ever, and hackers are taking note

What was once a fringe phenomenon has entered the mainstream, with 12 million homes in North America actively using illicit streaming devices. A Digital Citizens survey found that 13 percent of Americans report having a piracy device in their homes. Yet millions of consumers are unaware of their own cybersecurity vulnerabilities. These unsuspecting users represent a target-rich environment for online hackers seeking to steal personal information. – Liam Sigaud, The Hill » http://bit.ly/2JtUzZf
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