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Twitch in USA Basketball streaming tie-up

The agreement makes the streaming platform the digital home for both the men’s and women’s US national teams. Games will be available at twitch.tv/nba, while full on-demand videos will be accessible shortly after the end of each broadcast. – Ed Dixon, SportsPro » https://ift.tt/2MGKGZf
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Watch Live: Warren, Sanders, Buttigieg Take Part in CNN’s Democratic Debate

The two-day event, moderated by CNN’s Dana Bash, Don Lemon and Jake Tapper, kicks off Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and can be viewed on CNN and CNN en Español, or streamed on CNN.com and its mobile app. – Trilby Beresford, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/QuMWql

Nearly a third of U.S. households don’t have a broadband connection

In its new Rural America and Technology study, NPD notes that 31% of U.S. households don’t have broadband (25Mbps downloads and up) internet connections. The number works out to roughly 100 million per the report. That figure, unsurprisingly, is highly concentrated in rural areas — less than one-fifth of that population has a broadband connection. – Brian Heater, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2Y5Fe96

Netflix suffers first major loss of US subscribers, blames price hikes

The company lost approximately 130,000 subscribers in the United States in Q2, and only gained 2.7 million global subscribers, after projecting it would add 5 million. CEO Reed Hastings blamed the stagnancy on the company’s price hikes, and a lack of original content to bring in new subscribers. The company instituted higher pricing plans in January, one of its biggest increases to date. Plan changes went into effect for both new and returning subscribers. As such, paid memberships in the United States were “essentially flat.” – Julia Alexander, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2XNYPKH

US-China trade war hits TV panel orders

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South Korean TV brands’ panel purchasing volume is forecast to decline a little to 17.3 million units in the second quarter of 2019, down 3% from the previous quarter or 1% from a year ago. This, said IHS Markit, is indicative of weakness in panel purchasing following a decline of 2% in the first quarter on a quarter-to-quarter basis and no change on a year-on-year basis. – Rebecca Hawkes, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2WDtf0M

CBS Signs Exclusive Deal for Showtime, All Access Series With Russian Streamer Amedia TV

The Amedia deal is another example of how U.S. networks are shifting their international business model toward the streaming and direct-to-consumer business. As big free-to-air channels in Europe buy fewer U.S.-made series —preferring home-grown content or lower-cost reality programming — American networks are increasingly signing volume deals with online players, betting the direct-to-consumer market will grow globally similar to the manner it has stateside. – Vladimir Kozlov, The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/2I48odL
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