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Peacock Sets July Launch Date: NBCUniversal Streaming Service Will Offer Free Tier, Ad-Free Subscriptions

It was also revealed that the service will offer a free, ad-supported tier, as well as options for ad-free service. Peacock Free and Peacock Premium (the latter of which costs $4.99 a month for non-bundled Comcast and Cox subscribers) both will come with ads, but premium customers can upgrade to an ad-free experience for an additional $5 per month. (Any customer can also purchase the ad-free experience directly for $9.99 per month.) – Ryan Schwartz, TVLine » https://ift.tt/2FYzySY

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Analysts question Quibi offer

In a research note, Strategy Analytics analyst Nitesh Patel said that Quibi was treading a fine line between potential success and failure. He asked: “Quibi is clearly a unique proposition compared to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and other SVOD services…But will 10 minute episodic content format on a mobile device hook users and also bridge the divide between two needs, immersive entertainment and killing time?” – Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2TfUM6p

Leading AMC SVOD platforms rack up over 2MN subs

The targeted SVOD services offer curated content destinations that provide unique viewership experiences for distinct audiences. They include Acorn TV, specialising in mysteries and drama from Britain and beyond; Shudder, serving fans of horror and suspense; Sundance Now, featuring mysteries, dramas and true crime; and UMC, the first streaming destination dedicated to black audiences. – Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2LPP6eW [photo: Shudder]

YouTube needs to chill with its annoying Premium spam

Google’s efforts here have made sure I, and I bet many others, will never touch YouTube Music or YouTube Premium. I absolutely loathe both of these services to the point where I’m left swearing at my phone like an idiot, simply because these stubborn ads keep appearing on top of the YouTube videos I’m trying to watch. – Tom Warren, The Verge » https://trib.al/M0FbpqL

Roku is locking down TV’s until you give personal data.

Disclaimer: by ‘’Lock’’ I mean soft-lock. They do technically allow you to continue without adding the payment, but the options are hidden and only available if you look for them. Dark patterns are absolutely at work here, and unless you factory reset your TV it’s a freaking brick for the majority of people. Your TV is what I will call ‘’BlueBricked’’ – Usejournal.com » https://ift.tt/2ri9LRs

Pornhub Joins The Streaming Wars With Its Own Big Subscription Deal

Pornhub Premium provides subscribers with 125,000 premium videos on top of the site’s standard library, In addition, Pornhub Premium, like YouTube Premium, gives you an ad-free experience. You know, for when you’re in a hurry. The subscription also gives you access to a host of content streaming in high resolution and cutting edge formats like 1080p, 4K and even virtual reality (Where you at, James Cameron?). And because that kind of quality uses a lot of data, Pornhub Premium also gives subscribers faster streaming speeds. – Nick Evans, CinemaBlend » https://ift.tt/34fSV4w

YouTube TV Joins Amazon Fire Device Lineup

YouTube TV subscribers can now watch over 70 live channels on their Fire TV Stick (second generation), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, and all Toshiba, Insignia, Element and Westinghouse Fire TV Edition smart TVs. The app will also work on all previous generation Fire TV devices except the first-gen Fire TV stick and Fire TV models. – Chris Morris, Fortune » https://bit.ly/2nZWdbv

HBO Max Sets Digital Media Team Under Otter CEO Tony Goncalves

WarnerMedia’s streaming service HBO Max said Monday that it has solidified its executive structure ahead of the spring 2020 launch of its direct-to-consumer video offering. The team will be headed by Otter Media CEO Tony Goncalves, who has been leading the development of the service since Otter came under the purview of AT&T’s WarnerMedia earlier this year. – Patrick Hipes, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RFD9KC

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