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8. März 2018

Netflix Subscriber Data Reveals 70% of Global Streaming Ends Up on TVs, 10% on Phones

Netflix this week gave a briefing to a group of reporters in its Los Gatos, California company headquarters, revealing data about its subscribers‘ device streaming habits and how these habits might change over the course of a few months (via Recode). While the information isn’t particularly shocking, it is one of the rare times that Netflix has provided data and opened up about the streaming habits of its users.

In terms of global Netflix user signups, 40 percent of signups happen on a Mac or PC, but after six months those users have dwindled down to just 15 percent still watching Netflix on their computer. Over time, users understandably migrate to larger [...]

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8. Februar 2018

Hulu Begins Rollout of 60fps Live Streaming for Select Channels on iPhone, Apple TV, and More

Hulu on Reddit this week announced that it will begin rolling out support for 60 frames per second live streams on its „Hulu With Live TV“ cord-cutting service, launching in time for viewers to stream the Olympics and March Madness. Hulu said it was aware that 60fps streaming was „one of the most-requested features“ by its viewers, leading to this week’s announcement (via Cord Cutters News).

The company explained that the update will see a launch in phases, and began yesterday with Phase 1, including the following channels now supporting 60fps on Hulu With Live TV: CNN, CNN International, HLN, TNT, TBS, TCM, TruTV, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, [...]

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30. Januar 2018

New Ruling Raises Music Streaming Royalties for Songwriters on Apple Music, Spotify, and More

The Copyright Royalty Board this past weekend ruled on a long-running music streaming royalty case in the U.S., favoring songwriters and music publishers in a decision that increases the royalties paid out by streaming music services by more than 40 percent (via The Wall Street Journal).

Now Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music Unlimited, Pandora, and other streaming music services will be required to pay 15.1 percent of their revenue to songwriters and publishers, increasing from 10.5 percent. Companies with „less diversified“ services like Spotify and Pandora — which are focused on streaming music — are predicted to be hit the hardest, while Apple, [...]

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23. Januar 2018

New Live TV Streaming Numbers Place YouTube TV at Just Over 300K Subscribers and Hulu at 450K

Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV both launched in the spring of 2017, offering customers over-the-top live television streaming options in line with established services like Sling TV and DirecTV Now.

Today, sources revealed to CNBC that Hulu with Live TV now has 450,000 paid subscribers — „not including recent promotional customers“ — while YouTube TV has just over 300,000 as of the beginning of 2018.

Although neither service has been on the market for one full year, the sources delivering the subscriber numbers said that each company is „making some progress“ in convincing users to cut the cord. However, analyst Rich Greenfield [...]

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