60MN US TV homes to access video exclusively through streaming by 2014

Roku’s 2019 The New Generation of Cord Cutters study was based on participation from 7,000 US adults aged 18 and over, and 12,000 Roku account-holding US adults age 18 and over. It calculates that two million Americans have cut the cord so far in 2019, moving from traditional pay-TV via either cable or satellite television subscriptions. It adds that 3.5 million people gave up traditional pay-TV video subscriptions in 2018 and Roku predicted that approximately 60 million TV households will access video on their TV exclusively through streaming within the next five years. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/31H03Wk

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Acorn TV Passes One Million Streaming Subscribers In U.S. And Canada

Business-wise, it has opened the aperture in terms of distribution. In just the last few months, Acorn has become available via third-party engines like Apple TV, Roku Channel, Amazon Channels in Canada, YouTube TV and Android TV. Chromecast, Comcast/Xfinity, Roku and Amazon FireTV remain partners with Acorn. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2IfYCpX [photo: Acorn TV]

Transylvania Television seeks another season

Hoping to gather enough support to get Amazon Studios’ attention. In a post today, TVTV is asking it’s fans for help in getting the 2012 multiple WebFest winner another round. In it’s lifespan the web series has already seen a place on Tubi TV, the lesser known Seeka and now Amazon Prime. It remains to be seen if Amazon will notice. But at the time of writing, the post as already gotten many replies of “Done” from fans. So hopefully the viral campagn works and this internet (oc)cult classic sees another season. ‘ – Streaming-TV » https://ift.tt/2M1eEFd [photo: TVTV/Facebook]

Apple TV+ offers peek at kids shows ‘Ghostwriter’ and ‘Helpsters’

Ghostwriter is a re-do of the 1990s TV series that has a team of kids solving mysteries when a ghost starts releasing famous literary characters into the real world — including Alice in Wonderland’s White Rabbit, as the preview clip makes clear. Helpsters, meanwhile, teaches kids problem-solving skills through friendly monsters. – Jon Fingas, Engadget » https://engt.co/2AtEZ9F [photo: Apple TV+]

A Dutch YouTuber and his friend were arrested and jailed when they tried getting near Area 51

The two pleaded guilty to trespassing and illegal parking, both misdemeanors, Nye County District Attorney Chris Arabia said. They were sentenced to a year in jail. But that sentence was suspended and the two will spend a total of three days in the county jail if they pay a fine of $2,280 each on Thursday — when they’re scheduled to be released. – Christina Maxouris, CNN » https://cnn.it/30vaw5A

When two big streamers ditched Twitch, Fortnite suffered too

According to the metrics site Twitch Tracker, Fortnite dropped from pole position, where it had been holding steady for months, and has lately been hovering somewhere around third or fourth. Right now, in the early afternoon on a Tuesday, the top three games on Twitch are World of Warcraft: Classic, League of Legends, and Just Chatting (a category that generally features people talking to their viewers directly). – Bijan Stephen, The Verge » https://ift.tt/32JrEWE

Inside Tinder’s Secret Streaming Series (EXCLUSIVE)

The untitled six-episode project just wrapped production in Mexico City, and was directed by sought-after newbie Karena Evans. The helmer and actress has directed numerous music videos for rapper Drake, including the viral hit “In My Feelings” and the star-studded “Nice For What.” She also directed the pilot episode of the Starz stripper drama “P-Valley.” – Matt Donnelly, Variety » https://trib.al/IfOKqCF [photo:Tinder]

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