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Streaming video users willing to pay 50% more for additional subscriptions

Looking deeper at the survey results on pricing, just under 70% of respondents ages 18-24 and nearly 80% of those 25-60 currently pay $10-$40 per month for streaming subscriptions. Across age groups, when considering additional streaming services, most people would be willing to pay up to $20 more per month, while others would not be willing to increase their monthly spend at all. “Assuming the price is right, content remains a key differentiator, and that’s why the major players have acquired content and lined up high-profile content production teams,” Wroan added. – Editor, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2D77fAh

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Disney Plus Is Not Hampering Netflix Yet, Analysts Say — But It’s Only Been a Week

The analysts, led by Doug Mitchelson, cited analysis of Sensor Tower app downloads and Google search data. Disney Plus notched 4 million app downloads on the launch day, tapering down to about 1.5 million per day over the Nov. 16-17 weekend, according to Sensor Tower. At the same time, downloads of Netflix’s app were unaffected, with the subscription VOD leader continuing to average over 70,000 downloads per day, consistent with trends for the year. “In the extremely short term, Netflix app downloads appear unaffected by the Disney+ launch,” the analysts wrote. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://trib.al/o5e3SEL

Majority of people cancelling Netflix had subscribed for over a year

Virtually half of those who cancelled cited the latest price increase as the key factor in doing so. KilltheCableBill reasoned that suggested there was no guarantee Netflix would be able to win them back especially as the likes of Apple TV+ and Disney+ were noticeably cheaper. Just over two-fifths of those who have recently cancelled indicated they aren’t pleased with Netflix’s current content slate which has been increasingly focused on its original series. Around the same percentage of recent former subscribers said they were subscribing to other streaming services instead. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2Qx2wjg [photo: KilltheCableBill.com]

‘Royalty-Free’ Music Supplied By YouTube Results in Mass Video Demonetization

In common with many YouTubers, Matt didn’t want any copyright issues on his channel. So, to play things safely, he obtained the track ‘Dreams‘ by Joakim Karud from YouTube’s very own audio library for use in his intro. Unfortunately, this strategy of obtaining supposedly risk-free music from a legitimate source still managed to backfire. – Andy, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2NYyROk

Bill Murray Joins Farrelly Brothers Comedy ‘The Now’ At Quibi

The Now examines what exactly makes life worth living. For Ed Poole (Dave Franco), clarity comes when a secret from his past has seemingly destroyed his future. He soon realizes the only thing that will make his life worth living is to forget the past, screw the future and just live in the Now. – Erik Pedersen, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/37ccLPG

Hulu Hiking Price of Live TV Service 22%, to $55 per Month

The price hike on the monthly base price of Hulu With Live TV will go into effect Dec. 18 for all customers, with the change reflected for current subscribers in subsequent billing cycles. “The new price better reflects the substantial value of Hulu + Live TV and allows us to continue offering all of the popular live news, sports and entertainment programming included in the plan,” the company said in announcing the increase Friday. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://ift.tt/2qTPOQO

Disney Plus Warns Users Older Movies Have ‘Outdated Cultural Depictions’

Films like “Dumbo,” “The Aristocats,” “Lady and the Tramp” and “Jungle Book,” some of which were made nearly 80 years ago, offer a disclaimer saying,” “This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions.” Since its initial release in 1941, “Dumbo” has been criticized for including a version of vocal blackface, while “The Aristocats” and “Peter Pan” have been the subject of scrutiny for racist depictions of characters. – LaTesha Harris, Variety » https://trib.al/zAWimjN [photo: Disney]

Twitch Studio, Twitch’s easy-peasy streaming software for beginners, hits open beta

Twitch Studio includes a guided stream setup that automatically detects your camera, microphone, monitor resolution, and streaming bitrate. It also includes customizable templates, overlays, and integrated alerts to make your stream look as slick as possible with minimal hassle. And since community lies at the heart of Twitch, Studio lets you keep tabs on your chat, too. – Brad Chacos, PCWorld » https://ift.tt/2Qe9f1s

YouTube Changes Renew Calls For YouTubers To Unionize

Organized by Jörg Sprave, a German YouTuber with over 2.3 million subscribers, FairTube describes itself as “a campaign to get more fairness and transparency for all YouTube Creators” and has support from IG Metall, the largest trade union in the EU. Recently, FairTube and IG Metall claimed they had organized a meeting with YouTube, only for that meeting to fall through because, Sprave said, YouTube told him he had his own contact at the company. (YouTubers generally have specific contacts they’re supposed to reach out to within the company to address specific grievances.) Today, FairTube kicked off a mass letter writing action in response to this. – Nathan Grayson, Kotaku » http://gizmo.do/FG8tye7

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