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People tuning in for live streaming platform in US

According to reports, live streaming is on rise in US as more people cancel their cable subscriptions. Around 42 percent of people prefer live stream content, which is up from 25 percent in 2017. The content most likely people prefer tuning in live are regular-season sporting events, television shows, and influencer-led streams. The rise of …

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SVOD Platform DirecTV gains Subscriptions

Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service DirecTV Now has added 342,000 subscribers in the second quarter of 2018, increased from 152,000 subs added in the previous-year period. The streaming platform currently has more than 1.8 million subscribers as compared to less than 500,000 last year. Lower acquisition costs, operational costs, including deployment and a decline …

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Amid satellite customers drop, DirecTV Now hits 1.5 million subscribers

AT&T owned subscription streaming service, DirecTV continues to lose satellite TV subscribers to cord cutting although it managed to beef up its total subscribers count to 1.5 million during the same period. The Q4 proved to be a mixed bag for the satellite service as it lost around 188,000 customers with shares tumbled by nearly …

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Cinedigm announces Chinese partnership ahead of Beijing Film Festival

Cinedigm Corp. is all set to unveil several business agreements with Chinese partners next week. The company, however, has not divulged any details about the companies, it will be partnering with.Cinedigm currently has four OTT channels. The company offers premium feature films, and series to digital platforms such as iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon etc. It …

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Netflix plans to spend $8 billion on original content to take on media giants

Streaming giant Netflix plans to spend nearly $8 billion on programming especially in creating original content. Also, it plans to have 30 local language originals, up from 8 last year. The subscriber base of Netflix is growing by leaps and bounds with 18.5 million international subscribers added the video streaming platform’s kitty in 2017 itself. …

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Windstream ropes in DirecTV in triple-play

Windstream is all set to bundle DirecTV products with its Kinetic-branded high-speed internet services. The deal has shown exit door to DISH Network which was previously associated with the US voice and data network provider. While the deal allows the US telco to DirecTV’s satellite TV and (over-the-top) OTT service to its portfolio for residential …

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YouTube TV debuts on Roku devices

Interestingly, YouTube TV has finally launched on Roku and both the companies announced the news jointly. The announcement said YouTube TV will be available on “select Roku devices” in the 80 markets in which the service is distributed. As per a CNBC report, Google has registered around 300,000 users for its virtual MVPD services since …

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DirecTV Now registers 1.2 million subscribers

The Year 2017 has proved to be a successful year for DirecTV Now which has successfully registered 1.2 million subscribers under its belt. However, the traditional satellite service of the American broadcaster continued to slip, losing a net 147,000 customers in the fourth quarter just like AT&T which lost 60,000 subscribers at the same time. …

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Hulu and YouTube TV combine 750,000 subscribers in 2017

According to a report, Hulu and YouTube TV have combined to sign up about 750,000 online video subscribers last year. While Hulu boasts a staggering 450,000 live TV subscribers since launching its pay-TV service last May, YouTube TV, launched initially in a handful of markets last April has managed to sign up just over 300,000. …

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DirecTV Now improves streaming quality

DirecTV Now has built a beta app with a list of improvements that the streaming platform has undergone at the AT&T laboratory. Among one of the major improvements, is better streaming quality which includes a resolution of 1080p playing at 60 frames per second (fps) using the H.265 video format. Among other features that DirecTV …

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