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Hulu Hiking Price of Live TV Service 22%, to $55 per Month

The price hike on the monthly base price of Hulu With Live TV will go into effect Dec. 18 for all customers, with the change reflected for current subscribers in subsequent billing cycles. “The new price better reflects the substantial value of Hulu + Live TV and allows us to continue offering all of the popular live news, sports and entertainment programming included in the plan,” the company said in announcing the increase Friday. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://ift.tt/2qTPOQO

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Cable customers hit with $450 per year in hidden fees, Consumer Reports claims

Consumer Reports claimed that cable companies about 10 years ago began throwing on additional fees – like Broadcast TV Fee, Regional Sports Surcharge, HD Technology Fee, and Network Access and Maintenance Fee – on top of the advertised rates for packages. The publication estimated that these company-imposed fees cost consumers about $37 per month (or $450 per year). The publication also claimed that the average cable bill includes 13 line item charges, and that pay TV providers could be making an estimated $28 billion a year from charging company-imposed fees. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2Oo5Qfg [photo: Orin Zebest/Fickr]

Lionsgate Shares Drop on Rumors Comcast Will Drop Starz

Comcast and Lions Gate were unavailable to respond to requests for clarification, and a deal in place now is still four months away from expiring, but investors were punishing the film and TV studio and Starz parent by bidding shares down on more than twice the stock’s normal trading volume. – Paul Bond, The Hollywood Reporter » https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/lionsgate-shares-drop-rumors-comcast-will-drop-starz-1235673 [photo: Lions Gate/Facebook]

PS Vue Increasing Cost of All Packages by $5/Month

That brings the Access plan up to $49.99 a month, Core to $54.99 per month, Elite to $64.99 per month, and Ultra to $84.99 per month. The Access plan includes 50 live TV channels, Core adds a number of Sports channels, Elite features 100 channels and expands Core’s coverage with the addition of dedicated movie channels like Epix Hits and FXM, and Ultra includes everything in Elite along with HBO and Showtime. – Angela Moscaritolo, PCMag » https://ift.tt/2KQ1AEs

YouTube TV costs $50 per month after another price hike

The Google-owned service has announced that it’s raising the base monthly price to $50 ($55 if you subscribe directly through an Apple TV), effective immediately for new subscribers and from May 13th onward for existing customers. You’ll at least get something for your trouble, though, as YouTube TV will finally offer a host of additional channels. – Jon Fingas, Engadget » https://engt.co/2UvcQv8

3 Reasons Why Netflix Stock Has Nothing To Fear From Apple Streaming

While other organizations will gladly ruffle some feathers to deliver groundbreaking programs and films, AAPL has a decidedly different mindset. From the get-go, management will steer its original content away from vulgar, violent or sexual content. […], they’re not going to show anything interesting on their service. Okay, I’m being facetious but only a little bit. Check out Forbes’ top-20 list of streamed TV shows, where only one entry isn’t on Netflix. It’s chock-full of gritty programming or controversial topics, like the top-rated show 13 Reasons Why, which addresses teenage suicide. Is that content suitable for an Apple store? I don’t think so. – Josh Enomoto, InvestorPlace » https://ift.tt/2HDzPNh
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