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Netflix shares rise on upgrade: ‘Unstoppable lead in subscription video streaming’

Netflix shares rose 3.3% in early trading Tuesday from Monday’s close of $336.63 a share. The shares are down 12% in the last month amid a broader market pullback. [Loop Capital] has a $425 price target on Netflix shares. – Michael Sheetz, CNBC » http://fw.to/y12t29e
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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

Hulu drops to just $5.99 per month after Netflix’s price hikes

Hulu does have one price hike of its own: the company is increasing the cost of its Hulu with Live TV service, which will jump to $44.99 instead of the current $39.99. As a result, the gulf between the standard service and Hulu’s internet TV offering is growing wider and a dollar shy of $40. The justification for the uptick in price is an increased channel selection — Hulu reached an agreement with Discovery, Inc. – Chris Welch, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2FJzybc

Analyst: few Netflix subscribers plan to cancel after the latest price increase

In detail, 70% of the [Hub Entertainment Research] sample said that they had heard about the price increase and even though about half of Netflix subscribers say they are unhappy about the increase, the rest were accepting, or even positive about potential upsides. Standard (51%) and premium (44%) subscribers were more likely than basic subscribers (37%) to say they were annoyed or angry about the increase. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2FQNaRr

Netflix is raising prices across of all of its tiers

Netflix is raising prices across all of its streaming plans between 13 to 18 percent, marking its largest price hike to date. CNBC reports that the lowest $8 tier will now cost $9 while the $11 and $14 plans will increase to $13 and $16, respectively. New subscribers will be subject to the higher prices immediately while current Netflix members will see the new pricing roll out over the next three months, according to CNBC. – Mallory Locklear, Engadget » https://engt.co/2FAyWUz

Pandora matches Spotify and Apple Music with new $15-a-month family plan

The family deal looks like Pandora’s latest effort to try and convert some of its 80 million monthly free listeners to paid subscribers (and keep pace with its rivals in the process). The company launched its Premium service last March after acquiring key assets from Rdio, but has a way to go to catch up with the likes of Spotify, which had 70 million paid users as of this January compared to Pandora’s roughly six million. – James Vincent, The Verge https://ift.tt/2seWkPK
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