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Streaming video users willing to pay 50% more for additional subscriptions

Looking deeper at the survey results on pricing, just under 70% of respondents ages 18-24 and nearly 80% of those 25-60 currently pay $10-$40 per month for streaming subscriptions. Across age groups, when considering additional streaming services, most people would be willing to pay up to $20 more per month, while others would not be willing to increase their monthly spend at all. “Assuming the price is right, content remains a key differentiator, and that’s why the major players have acquired content and lined up high-profile content production teams,” Wroan added. – Editor, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2D77fAh

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Amazon makes its music streaming service free with ads

Instead, Amazon’s free music service serves more as a way to upsell consumers by encouraging them to join Amazon Prime in order to remove the ads from their music. (Prime Music’s 2 million songs are an added perk of a Prime subscription.) This is Amazon’s true motive: lock in more customers to Amazon Prime, ensure they realize the value of the free shipping and other benefits, then get them to renew every year. Once a Prime member, people will shop more often from Amazon, which is where the retailer’s profits lie. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2s15FOd

‘AJ And The Queen’ Teaser: RuPaul Sashays Into First Look At Netflix Drag Queen Series

AJ and the Queen follows Robert Lee (RuPaul), better known as the drag queen Ruby Red. He has the dream of opening his own drag club and after years of performing in clubs all across the country and saving every dime, he he finally gets his chance. That is, until he realizes he’s been swindled by a charismatic grifter (Josh Segarra) and his eye-patch wearing partner-in-crime, Lady Danger (Tia Carrere). With his heart broken and money stolen, Robert has no choice but to pick up the pieces and start over, and a cross country Ruby Red roadshow provides the perfect opportunity to do just that. – Dino-Ray Ramos, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2KD9i30 [photo: Netflix]

‘Royalty-Free’ Music Supplied By YouTube Results in Mass Video Demonetization

In common with many YouTubers, Matt didn’t want any copyright issues on his channel. So, to play things safely, he obtained the track ‘Dreams‘ by Joakim Karud from YouTube’s very own audio library for use in his intro. Unfortunately, this strategy of obtaining supposedly risk-free music from a legitimate source still managed to backfire. – Andy, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2NYyROk

‘Chinatown’ Prequel Series in Development at Netflix From David Fincher, Robert Towne

Should the “Chinatown” project go to series, it would not be the first classic Nicholson film to get? the Netflix prequel series treatment. The streamer is currently prepping the drama series “Ratched” starring Sarah Paulson from executive producer Ryan Murphy. The series will explore the backstory of the infamous Nurse Ratched from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” – Joe Otterson, Variety » https://ift.tt/2NWaxfM

Cord-cutter broadband usage surges past 500 GBytes per month

According to the report, the Q3 2019 overall weighted average broadband usage in the US was 275 GBytes, a year-over-year increase of 21% over the Q3 2018 figure of 228 GBytes. During the same period, the median monthly weighted average usage increased nearly 25% from 118.2 GBytes to 147.4 GBytes, indicating said OpenVault that consumption is increasing across the market as a whole. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/35hBYXw

Redbox Agrees to Never Again Sell Disney’s Movie Download Codes

“Under the old terms, a Combo Pack owner who disposed of the discs was indeed left with a worthless code because continued possession of the discs was a condition of digital access,” wrote the judge. “Now, however, digital access is conditioned not on possession of the discs, but on the manner of Code acquisition.” – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2Qnuspz

Bill Murray Joins Farrelly Brothers Comedy ‘The Now’ At Quibi

The Now examines what exactly makes life worth living. For Ed Poole (Dave Franco), clarity comes when a secret from his past has seemingly destroyed his future. He soon realizes the only thing that will make his life worth living is to forget the past, screw the future and just live in the Now. – Erik Pedersen, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/37ccLPG

Hulu Hiking Price of Live TV Service 22%, to $55 per Month

The price hike on the monthly base price of Hulu With Live TV will go into effect Dec. 18 for all customers, with the change reflected for current subscribers in subsequent billing cycles. “The new price better reflects the substantial value of Hulu + Live TV and allows us to continue offering all of the popular live news, sports and entertainment programming included in the plan,” the company said in announcing the increase Friday. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://ift.tt/2qTPOQO

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