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Planned .Org Registry Sale Puts The Pirate Bay at Risk

The Internet Society is in the process of selling the Public Interest Registry to private equity firm Ethos Capital. The planned sale has raised widespread concerns over a possible price hike and suspensions of .org domains. This could also be relevant for many pirate sites including The Pirate Bay, which still operates from its original .org domain – Ernesto, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2DupYpA

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UK households forecast to spend extra £600MN a year on streaming

The [uSwitch.com] survey from price comparison and switching service calculates that just over three-fifths of UK households (61%) currently watch streaming services, rising to more than three-quarters (77%) of 18- to 34-year-olds. Just over two-fifths of over-55s were found to have also signed up to at least one streaming provider. Netflix is currently the most watched service, used by two thirds (67%) of streaming fans, with the BBC iPlayer in second place with 58%, and 44% of viewers enjoying Amazon Prime. – Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/37IK51j

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

Majority of people cancelling Netflix had subscribed for over a year

Virtually half of those who cancelled cited the latest price increase as the key factor in doing so. KilltheCableBill reasoned that suggested there was no guarantee Netflix would be able to win them back especially as the likes of Apple TV+ and Disney+ were noticeably cheaper. Just over two-fifths of those who have recently cancelled indicated they aren’t pleased with Netflix’s current content slate which has been increasingly focused on its original series. Around the same percentage of recent former subscribers said they were subscribing to other streaming services instead. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2Qx2wjg [photo: KilltheCableBill.com]

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

Cord cutting could claim another 6.2M video subs in 2020, analyst says

UBS predicted that the U.S. pay TV industry will lose another 6.2 million video subscribers in 2020, down slightly from the 6.4 million the analyst firm predicts will be lost in total this year. If that loss comes to bear it will represent a 6.7% rate of decline, ahead of 6.2% in 2019 and well ahead of 1.2% in 2018 when video subscriber losses totaled 1.2 million. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2rkg5be

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