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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]

Amazon makes its music streaming service free with ads

Instead, Amazon’s free music service serves more as a way to upsell consumers by encouraging them to join Amazon Prime in order to remove the ads from their music. (Prime Music’s 2 million songs are an added perk of a Prime subscription.) This is Amazon’s true motive: lock in more customers to Amazon Prime, ensure they realize the value of the free shipping and other benefits, then get them to renew every year. Once a Prime member, people will shop more often from Amazon, which is where the retailer’s profits lie. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2s15FOd

‘AJ And The Queen’ Teaser: RuPaul Sashays Into First Look At Netflix Drag Queen Series

AJ and the Queen follows Robert Lee (RuPaul), better known as the drag queen Ruby Red. He has the dream of opening his own drag club and after years of performing in clubs all across the country and saving every dime, he he finally gets his chance. That is, until he realizes he’s been swindled by a charismatic grifter (Josh Segarra) and his eye-patch wearing partner-in-crime, Lady Danger (Tia Carrere). With his heart broken and money stolen, Robert has no choice but to pick up the pieces and start over, and a cross country Ruby Red roadshow provides the perfect opportunity to do just that. – Dino-Ray Ramos, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2KD9i30 [photo: Netflix]

‘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

‘Chinatown’ Prequel Series in Development at Netflix From David Fincher, Robert Towne

Should the “Chinatown” project go to series, it would not be the first classic Nicholson film to get? the Netflix prequel series treatment. The streamer is currently prepping the drama series “Ratched” starring Sarah Paulson from executive producer Ryan Murphy. The series will explore the backstory of the infamous Nurse Ratched from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” – Joe Otterson, Variety » https://ift.tt/2NWaxfM

Cord-cutter broadband usage surges past 500 GBytes per month

According to the report, the Q3 2019 overall weighted average broadband usage in the US was 275 GBytes, a year-over-year increase of 21% over the Q3 2018 figure of 228 GBytes. During the same period, the median monthly weighted average usage increased nearly 25% from 118.2 GBytes to 147.4 GBytes, indicating said OpenVault that consumption is increasing across the market as a whole. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/35hBYXw

Redbox Agrees to Never Again Sell Disney’s Movie Download Codes

“Under the old terms, a Combo Pack owner who disposed of the discs was indeed left with a worthless code because continued possession of the discs was a condition of digital access,” wrote the judge. “Now, however, digital access is conditioned not on possession of the discs, but on the manner of Code acquisition.” – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2Qnuspz

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