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Study reveals why we’ve stopped going to the movie theater

According to a recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the number one contributing factor to box office declines is the rise in ticket prices. Movie goers expect to get what they pay for, but in their minds, they’re paying more for the same experience that they’ve always had. […] PwC doesn’t think that this decline spells the beginning of the end for the film industry, but concedes that theaters are going to have to work harder in the coming years to convince the consumers who have been avoiding the theater to give it another go. – Jacob Siegal, BGR
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‘Binge Watching’ Is Reaching Epidemic Proportions

Fifty-percent of adults now identify as binge-viewers, meaning they’re watching multiple episodes of a TV show back-to-back, according to a new study of 1,000 adults with pay TV subscriptions released by accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. The percentage was even higher for those under 35. – Damon Beres, The Huffington Post

Comcast Sued By Customer Who Says Cable Company Had Him Fired From Job

[Conal O’Rourke], […] filed a lawsuit against the nation’s largest cable company, alleging violations of, among other claims, a federal law prohibiting cable companies from sharing personal information without customers’ consent. The complaint, filed in a U.S. District Court in San Jose, CA on Thursday, accuses Comcast of violating the Cable Communications Policy Act, defamation, breach of contract, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and unfair business practices. […] The lawsuit also alleges breach of contract, as Comcast has admitted publicly that it failed to live up to its obligation to provide the service that Conal ordered and paid for. […] Conal accuses the defendants of engaging in “unfair, unlawful and fraudulent business practices” in violation of California Business & Professions Code, by “violating his privacy, defaming him to his employer, unfairly and persistently overcharging him, and retaliating against him for questioning the legality and propriety of its billing and collections practices.” The suit ultimately seeks damages and legal costs in excess of $1 million, an injunction barring Comcast from: providing subscribers’ personal information to third parties without consent; defaming customers to third parties; over-billing customers; and retaliating against customers who complain. – Chris Morran,Consumerist.com
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Comcast Apologizes For Customer’s Bad Service But Not For Role In Getting Him Fired

The story continues for [Conal O’Rourke] the Comcast customer who lost his job after the cable company called his employer (which happens to make a lot of money off consulting for Comcast) and provided details about his customer service complaints. Comcast’s new Mr. Fix-It has issued an apology for the year-plus of horrendous service and over-billing that Conal experienced, but still maintains that it didn’t mean to get him fired. […] It’s all well and good for Comcast to apologize publicly now that it’s been humiliated in the media (again), but what does [Charlie Herrin,Comcast] really mean when he writes “nobody at Comcast asked for him to be fired”? What else could Comcast — which has admitted contacting Conal’s employer, accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers, following his complaint to the office of the Comcast Controller — expect would happen when it contacts an executive at a company that relies on Comcast for a nice chunk of its revenue and says “Hey PwC, one of your guys was really rude to our staffers”? – Chris Morran,Consumerist.com 
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Brazil Pay TV and Internet Are Booming, Per Report

Brazil’s audiovisual market is outpacing the rest of the world’s, according to PwC’s Global Entertainment and Media Outlook report. Presented recently at Winston Baker’s TV & Film Finance Forum Latin America in Rio de Janeiro, report reveals that Brazil’s pay TV market is expected to grow 13.3% between 2013 and 2017 compared to a global average of 3.8%. Internet access will likely grow by 14.7% in contrast to a global average of 11.1% and filmed entertainment should grow by 6.7% compared to a global average of 3.6%. – Anna Marie de la Fuente,Variety
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Streaming video revenues set to pass U.S. box office

A recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers predicted streaming home video revenue would surpass physical home video (DVD, Blu-ray Disc) in 2015, and pass the American box office in subsequent years. The in-depth “Global Entertainment and Media Outlook 2014-2018” forecasted streaming service earnings to surge to more than $17 billion in 2018, while the box office will top out at $12.5 billion. In 2013, streaming services made $7.34 billion, compared to $10.8 billion at the box office. – Clint Davis,WXYZ-TV Channel 7