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Netflix seeks Turkish licence as new online video rules kick in

In order to comply with the rules, the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service will set up a local office and pay 0.5% of revenue generated in Turkey to the government, Reuters reported. The new licence is key to the company being able to continue operating in Turkey, as well as complying with the as yet unpublished RTUK guidelines. – Rebecca Hawkes, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2UvuMm4

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U.S. pay TV providers lost over 1.5M subscribers in Q2, Leichtman says

The top seven cable companies lost about 455,000 video subscribers in the second quarter – up from 275,000 subscribers one year ago – which were more net losses than any quarter since the second quarter of 2014. The top telephone providers lost about 100,000 video subscribers and the two publicly reported virtual MVPD services, Sling TV and AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) lost 120,000 subscribers. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2YJHHq3

Cord cutting is getting ‘freaking ugly,’ analyst says

The three providers reported an aggregate of more than 1.2 million video subscriber losses, which lead MoffettNathanson to estimate the cord-cutting rate would reach 5.5% during the second quarter. That would be the worst it’s ever been, and the firm expects the trend will continue to accelerate during the second half of 2019. Although, when accounting for virtual MVPD subscriber growth, the rate slows to 2.7%.- Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2YyC5du

More Charter subscribers choose cheaper video options

[Charter CEO Tom Rutledge] went on to accuse programmers of destroying the price value of programming by raising content costs that alienate a lot of pay TV subscribers. He said programmers aren’t realizing price increases in their revenue lines because consumers have so many options to get that programming for free through over-the-air antennae, TV Everywhere apps and multiple streams available through virtual MVPDs. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2Yq9ebf

Dish’s AirTV launches an $80 streaming stick for accessing Sling TV, Netflix & broadcast channels

Despite the new AirTV Mini’s streaming stick form factor, it’s not meant to compete with rival streaming sticks like the low-cost Amazon Fire TV Stick, Roku streaming stick or Chromecast in terms of price. Instead, it’s a $79.99 alternative to the $119.99 AirTV Player bundle — perhaps for someone who doesn’t care for the sort of Playskool-inspired design of the original streaming box, but still wants over-the-air channels, 4K support, and easy access to Sling TV and Netflix. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2jJ4TS6

Disney and Charter are talking about carriage fees, and the outcome could affect how much you pay for cable in the streaming era

Content providers who have long pushed for higher carriage fees could face severe pushback from pay-TV providers who say that linear networks aren’t as valuable because so much content is available online — not only at Netflix and Amazon, but now within the content companies’ own streaming products. Moreover, if customers do flee the pay-TV bundle for streaming services, pay-TV providers may want to cut content spending even more to keep costs down. – Alex Sherman, CNBC » https://cnb.cx/32pUcVV

Amazon plans nationwide broadband—with both home and mobile service

“The Kuiper System covers the area between 56°N and 56°S latitudes,” the Amazon subsidiary told the FCC. “Accordingly, customers throughout [the] continental US, Hawaii, and all US territories will have access to Kuiper System services. So too will customers in many other countries within the coverage area. The Kuiper System will not provide FSS [fixed-satellite service] in the majority of Alaska, however, because the state’s high latitude is outside of the coverage area.” – Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica » https://ift.tt/2JwITCQ

AT&T names streaming service HBO Max, makes it exclusive home for “Friends”

Exclusives to the platform include “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Pretty Little Liars” along with new DC Entertainment series “Batwoman” and “Katy Keene.” HBO Max originals include “Dune: The Sisterhood,” from director Denis Villeneuve; “Tokyo Vice;” “The Flight Attendant,” which will star Kaley Cuoco; “Love Life,” starring Anna Kendrick; and “Gremlins,” an animated series from Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Entertainment. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2YITRvt
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