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Traditional pay TV providers lost nearly 2M subs in Q3, Kagan says

According to Kagan, a TMT research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence, traditional pay TV providers (including cable, telco and satellite operators) lost approximately 1.9 million video subscribers in the third quarter. That’s 25% higher than the previous largest drop in the second quarter of 2019. Cable, telco and DBS providers ended the quarter with a combined, estimated 85.1 million video subscribers, down more than 5.8 million in the trailing 12 months at a 6.4% year-over-year rate of decline. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2NO9qir [Photo: Orin Zebest/Flickr]

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Piracy Crackdown May Be Next Front in Streaming Wars

For much of this century, the content industry’s antipiracy focus has been on file-sharing. First it was Napster and its progeny, then ISPs willfully blinding themselves to copyright infringement. Shorthanded as Hollywood versus Silicon Valley, the digital disrupters wanted to hook users and pushed for compelling new services — old content business models be damned. Then came mergers like Comcast-NBCUniversal and AT&T-Time Warner, plus organic hybrids like Netflix. Vertical integration of production and distribution may be contributing to a need to reassess threats to the business. – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/fYz67T

Disney’s Bob Iger Resigns From Apple’s Board as Companies Launch Competing Streaming Services

Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger has stepped down from Apple’s board of directors, the iPhone maker announced in a SEC filing Friday afternoon. Iger left the board on September 10, according to the filing — the same day that Apple announced the launch date and pricing of its upcoming subscription streaming service Apple TV Plus. – Janko Roettgers, Variety » https://trib.al/u8r4fhj

FitzyTV Uses Your TV Everywhere Credentials to Stream 75+ Live Channels From a Single App

[FitzyTV] currently supports 77 channels, which appear on a standard grid guide. Some of those channels include locals like NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and cable channels like CNN, Discovery, USA, TBS, and TNT. It even works with sports networks like ESPN, FS1, NBCSN, as well as Regional Sports Networks like NBC Sports Chicago, MSG, and NESN[.] – Jason Gurwin, The Streamable » http://bit.ly/2R9jaSC

Why Verizon’s Free Go90 Net Neutrality Argument Is Weak

Verizon was exempting its own go90 video service from data caps for Verizon users understandably raised immediate red flags among net neutrality advocates. […] “Go90 has decided to take advantage of Verizon’s FreeBee Data 360 service, which allows them to pay for customer’s data usage associated with watching videos on the Go90 app,” a Verizon representative told Re/code. “FreeBee Data 360 is an open, non-exclusive service available to other content providers on a non-discriminatory basis. Any interested content provider can use FreeBee Data 360 to expand their audiences by giving consumers the opportunity to enjoy their content without incurring data charges.” But here’s the problem with that. Verizon runs the network. – Ina Fried, Re/code
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