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UK households forecast to spend extra £600MN a year on streaming

The [uSwitch.com] survey from price comparison and switching service calculates that just over three-fifths of UK households (61%) currently watch streaming services, rising to more than three-quarters (77%) of 18- to 34-year-olds. Just over two-fifths of over-55s were found to have also signed up to at least one streaming provider. Netflix is currently the most watched service, used by two thirds (67%) of streaming fans, with the BBC iPlayer in second place with 58%, and 44% of viewers enjoying Amazon Prime. – Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/37IK51j

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Almost half of US households subscribing to at least two OTT services

The research also found that 53% of US broadband households subscribe to at least one OTT service and a pay-TV service and nearly three-quarters subscribe to an OTT video service, up from 52% in 2014. Among the OTT video services available in the US, approximately 90 have fewer than 50,000 subscribers and 72 have fewer than 20,000. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2LHrR7g

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The new licence is key to the company being able to continue operating in Turkey, as well as complying with the as yet unpublished RTUK guidelines.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

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
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