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Plex Slammed By Huge Copyright Coalition For Not Policing Pirates

According to CreativeFuture, a pro-copyright coalition of more than 560 companies and organizations, Plex – which is basically a pretty media player – is helping to fan the flames of piracy. While there are some exceptions which we’ll come to shortly, people generally need to be in physical possession of movies or TV shows to watch them using Plex, with torrents providing the necessary material. – Andy, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2wxPJVJ

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Studio Profit Report 2019: Disney Reigns, Netflix Gains

Netflix: The streaming giant gained 27.8 million subscribers in 2019, down from its peak addition of 28.6 million in 2018, amid new competition. Netflix ended the year with 167 million global members, including 61 million in the U.S., and has predicted it will tally 7 million more in the first quarter of 2020. – George Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/38hudl6

T-Mobile Subscribers will Get MLB.TV for FREE Again in 2020

T-Mobile announced that from March 26 – March 30th, subscribers will be eligible to receive a free annual subscription to MLB.TV ($122 value). This is the fifth straight year that T-Mobile has offered this deal and it looks like it will continue into the foreseeable future. Last year, the company extended their deal with MLB to be the “Official Wireless Sponsor of MLB” for four more years. – Jason Gurwin, The Streamable » https://ift.tt/2vaK7R8

The top 6 cable, satellite and telco pay TV operators in the fourth quarter of 2019: Ranking Comcast, DirecTV, Charter and more

U.S. pay TV subscriber losses were bad almost all over, with only Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV and possibly some other virtual MVPDs managing any growth during the fourth quarter. Media analyst firm MoffettNathanson tracked the rate of annual decline at 6.8%, the fastest it’s ever been. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/3c9XMs4 [photo: Orin Zebest/Flickr]

YouTube TV expands pay TV footprint through Windstream deal

The Windstream deal is the latest in a series of agreements that have presented YouTube TV as an integrated streaming TV option for broadband providers. Last month, YouTube TV set a deal with Cincinnati Bell to let customers in the Cincinnati, Ohio area and in Hawaii to buy the streaming service directly from them. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2ViPVm4

Sling TV loses subscribers for the first time in Q4

After adding approximately 214,000 new customers and ending the third quarter with 2.69 million subscribers, Sling TV said it was down to 2.59 million subscribers at the end of 2019. The rare loss for Sling TV came during a quarter when Dish reported a total net pay TV subscriber loss of approximately 194,000, compared to a net decrease of 334,000 in the year-ago quarter. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/38Gmnmo

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