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Skinny bundles fail to dent OTT giants

Based on 66 OTT providers, led by Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, the survey estimates US OTT access revenue grew 37% to $16.3 billion in 2018. The research noted that fundamentally traditional TV access subscriptions continue to decline and that as subscribers pay higher prices due to ongoing programmer price increases while traditional TV advertising revenue plateaus. Indeed the analyst projects that 2020 revenue for the latter will beon par with 2016. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2XAEGmP
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Few US households attracted to gigabit service

About a fifth (22%) of US broadband households have an internet service speed of 100-999 Mbps, the most common service tier, although 39% of US broadband households do not know their broadband speed. – Michelle Clancy, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2Usm0Uu

Survey: Streaming Surpasses Pay TV In U.S. Households For The First Time [Infographic]

Taking a closer look at the state of the shifting media landscape, 69% of households said they had a subscription to a streaming video service when the survey was conducted while 65% were paying for traditional TV. 41% were also subscribed to a music streaming service while 30% paid for access to a gaming service. In another ominous sign for cable TV, 88% of millennial households reported a video streaming subscription compared to just 51% for pay TV. – Niall McCarthy, Forbes » https://ift.tt/2JrF4lz

AT&T Prevails Against DOJ In Long-Running Legal Battle Over Time Warner Deal

In their 35-page ruling, Judges Judith W. Rogers, Robert L. Wilkins and David B. Sentelle affirmed Leon’s decision, saying that AT&T had provided “real-world” data to support its contention that the deal would not result in harm. “The government offered no comparable analysis of data,” the judges wrote. “Evidence also indicated that the industry had become dynamic in recent years with the emergence, for example, of Netflix and Hulu. In this evidentiary context, the government’s objections that the district court misunderstood and misapplied economic principles and clearly erred in rejecting the quantitative model are unpersuasive.” – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2SuWOM6
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