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Cable and satellite TV sinks again as online streaming soars

DIRECTV and DISH made up some of their subscriber losses by nudging customers toward the online versions of their services. DirecTV Now—AT&T’s online version of DirecTV—gained 436,000 subscribers in 2018 to move up to a total of 1.59 million. Dish-owned Sling TV gained 205,000 customers, achieving a total of 2.42 million. Despite being delivered over the Internet, both DirecTV Now and Sling TV are linear pay-TV services that are similar in function to traditional cable and satellite TV. – Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica » https://ift.tt/2UrmTh0
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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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