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Net neutrality: ISPs are throttling Netflix traffic

In the United States, it was found T-Mobile was running delayed throttling to Netflix, whereby the first few seconds of transfer were at a rate of 20 Mbps, before the transfer was throttled back to 1.5 Mbps. – Julian Clover, Broadband TV News » https://ift.tt/2ZdER8b
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Free trials influence over half of OTT video service subscriptions

Parks noted that the recent decline in traditional pay-TV and growing popularity of OTT services have fostered the widespread belief that OTT subscribers are driven by simple economics. Even though it acknowledged that pricing certainly plays a role in decision making, other key reasons including content availability, ability to work with connected entertainment devices, and service features also significantly influence these consumers. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2NajBhf

Americans Want to Pay $21 for All Their Streaming Services Combined, Poll Finds

Many Americans who stream media pay for three services at a collective $37 per month, though the optimum price for wooing far more households to multiple streamers is a combined $21 a month, a new Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult poll finds. The acceptable range consumers would like to pay for all their streaming offerings is $17 to $27. (The poll uses the Van Westendorp model, which seeks to locate the sweet spot in pricing between what consumers deem “too good to be true” and “too expensive.”) – Paul Bond, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2y6pHGN

Streaming online pornography produces as much CO2 as Belgium

Online video accounted for 60 per cent of global data flows in 2018, the report states, or 1 zettabyte of data (one thousand billion billion bytes). The report’s definition of “online video” does not include live video streaming such as Skype video calls, “camgirls” or telemedicine, which account for another 20 per cent of global data flows. – Michael Le Page, New Scientist » https://trib.al/wCL4aw7

‘The Investigation’ Read-Thru On Mueller Report Tops More Than A Million Livestreams

The play, which is a reading of excerpts from Robert Mueller’s investigation of potential Russian collusion with President Donald Trump’s campaign in the 2016 election, was performed at New York City’s Riverside Church on June 24. Actors and readers included John Lithgow as President Trump, Kevin Kline as Robert Mueller, Joel Grey as Jeff Sessions, Jason Alexander as Chris Christie, and Alfre Woodard as Hope Hicks. – Bruce Haring, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/320bwAQ
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