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Quarter of US broadband households use free, ad-based OTT services

25% of US broadband households have watched video on a free, ad-based OTT service in the past 30 days and no single service dominates the market. Among the leaders, 7% of US broadband households use The Roku Channel, 6% use the Pluto TV AVOD service and 6% use Crackle and 31% of the households subscribed to HBO, the market leader in premium channels. While a quarter of the households used an antenna to watch live TV channels, overall just over three-quarters watched live TV channels. – Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/30wFo7t

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Disney Plus Tops 15 Million App Downloads, Still Hasn’t Slowed Down Netflix

From Nov. 12-24, the Disney Plus mobile app for iOS and Android was downloaded an estimated 15.5 million times, with 86% of those in the U.S., according to app-analytics researcher Apptopia. That’s an average of nearly 1.2 million per day over the 13-day period. Disney Plus has ranked as the No. 1 overall free app in the U.S. on Apple’s App Store and Google Play since launch. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://trib.al/nOCEF0c [photo: Disney+]

MPA’s Piracy Claims Caused Financial Damage, VOD Site Says

Two weeks ago the Motion Picture Association branded the Polish VOD service CDA.pl as a notorious pirate site. However, the platform itself wholeheartedly disagrees. The publicly traded company accuses the MPA of continuing to spread false information, which is hurting its image and causing substantial financial damage as well. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/32QCcUH [photo: CDA]

How will the six new SVOD players use original content?

[Sci-Fi & Fantasy and Crime & Thriller dominate scripted commissions] More than one quarter (27%) of scripted commissions across the six new services are Sci-Fi & Fantasy, followed by Crime & Thriller at 21%. These genres have proved particularly successful for Netflix and Amazon, so it’s not surprising these new competitors have prioritised the genres. HBO Max has Gremlins spin-off Secrets of the Mogwai, while Apple is combining Sci-Fi and Crime with Drama. For Disney+, Children & Family content will dominate alongside Sci-Fi & Fantasy. Disney+ originals are being used to drive early subscriber growth, leveraging well-known brands such as Marvel super-hero titles Loki and The Falcon & the Winter Soldier and Toy Story spin-off Lamp Life. – Broadband TV News » http://dlvr.it/RDGPS3

Netflix Loses Title as No. 1 Bandwidth-Eating Application

In the Americas, Netflix’s share of downstream traffic for the first six months of 2019 was 12.9% — dropping from last year’s 19.1% share — putting it in third place behind HTTP media streaming and operator-delivered video. That reflects the growing consumption of other streaming options, both paid and free, with the biggest growth coming from operators’ own internet-delivered TV and video services (which accounted for 15% of downstream traffic in the region), per Sandvine. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://trib.al/Cp8bMqq

Streaming Piracy Remains Constant in Sweden, Despite Boost in Legal Consumption

With more options to stream content legally presenting themselves online, it was hoped that use of unlicensed ‘pirate’ sites would decrease. But in Sweden, where more and more people are indeed subscribing to services like Netflix, the volumes of people visiting pirate sites remains constant at around 20% of the population. – Andy, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2lLe4C1
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