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Movie Theatre vs OTT: The Curious Case of SVOD Originals

Last year, when Netflix was participating in Cannes Film Festival with its action-adventure film Okja which got 4-minutes of standing ovation after the screening, little did it know that it will be ruled out of the film festival the next year. The Cannes officials were pretty clear in their stand which reads “Any film that …

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4K streaming, Augmented Reality, and other OTT trends in 2018

The year 2017 bade adieu in style with the sensational $52 billion acquisition of Fox by Disney. While the entertainment industry is yet to get past the historical event, 2018 has come up with more promises, bigger expectations and not certainly devoid of risks. The risk in terms of saturation, disinvestments by tiny players,  merger …

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Streaming Websites beat Cable TV in popularity

With Netflix now having 89 million users under its belt and popular TV shows shining brightly in its content catalog, cable TV is the one which is hit worst by this.  This has resulted in a substantial decrease in the cable rates as well. Although Netflix had increased their prices last year, still the cable …

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Cox Communications cable service now includes Netflix

Premier Contour cable service from Cox Communications shall now include Netflix programs as an add-on service, and can be viewed through their cable box. Cox and Netflix unveiled the carriage deal earlier this month and announced that the subscription for Netflix streaming will start at $7.99 per month. Contour customers need to log into their …

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Global pay-TV subscriber base hits 1.05BN at the end of Q2 2017

60 million customers were added to the total number of pay-TV customers in the first half of the year according to research from Dataxis. IPTV and Linear Over the Top represent the major growth in the market of 1.05 billion with a per quarter growth of 24% and 44% respectively. Only 1% of the total …

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Netflix surpassed cable TV in terms of number of subscribers in the U.S

Netflix has put an end to the dominance of cable TV. According to Statista and Leichtman Research Group, at the end of March 2017, cable TV had 48.6 million subscribers v/s 50.9 million Netflix subscribers according to the Statista and Leichtman Research Group, which tracks large cable operators such as Comcast, Charter, Altice, Mediacom and …

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Online video subscribers on the rise in China

China is witnessing an exponential growth in digital video. Its subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) segment is attracting larger audiences compared to live streaming video which has also been growing rapidly. The number of SVOD subscribers in China will reach 144.0 million this year according to projections from JP Morgan Chase & Co. This amounts to more …

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Netflix outgrowing Cable TV

Traditional cable TV has been surpassed by Netflix in terms of total subscribers, for the first time as per Leichtman Research. Compared with 48.61 cable TV subscribers, Netflix accounts for 50.85 million subscribers. Small cable networks (5% of total cable customers) were not taken into consideration in the total cable subscribers figure. It is not …

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Cable usage on the decline, video streaming on the rise

Internet users prefer streaming video than cable according to a new research conducted by CBS. According to a study by Fluent LLC based on cable and TV habits of internet users, 67% of people from all age groups used some form of video streaming like Hulu, Netflix or Amazon whereas only 61% had a cable …

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US viewers “strongly prefer” a la carte

Hub Entertainment Research’s ‘Let’s Get Ready to Bundle’ report says that USA viewers would strongly prefer a TV service model where they select and pay for only the individual networks they’re interested in watching. Some 53% of those who surveyed in the US preferred a “pure a la carte approach”, while only 38% said they …

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