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Cost is not why more Millennials than ever are cutting the cord

Millennials just don't feel the need to subscribe to cable anymore -- here's why.<p>The number of households cutting the cord accelerated in 2016. The pay-TV industry lost 1.7 million, or 1.7%, of its customers in 2016, according to MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett. That's up from 1.1 million in …

Hulu

Is Comcast getting ready to offer online TV nationwide?

Comcast has acquired rights from cable network owners to offer their channels nationwide, according to people familiar with the negotiations, giving the biggest U.S. cable operator a backup plan if rival online-TV services catch on with consumers.<p>The rights allow Comcast to sell video service for …

Net Neutrality

Xavier vs. Gonzaga Live Stream: Watch NCAA March Madness Live Online For Free

We’ve reached the Elite Eight of March Madness, baby!<p>Between March 14 and April 3, 67 games will be played in the 2017 NCAA March Madness tournament. …

March Madness

YouTube TV: Everything you need to know about the new TV streaming service

It seems like everyone’s got a live TV streaming service these days. You’ve got the ‘established players’ that include Sling TV and PlayStation Vue …

Streaming

OTT Vs. Traditional Pay TV: Digital No Longer A Supplement

by<p>Traditional TV network executives may need to adjust the belief that OTT -- digital services selling TV networks to consumers -- is just an …

Streaming

Vice Digital gets into scripted video

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Vice Media has made a name in online media with its news and documentary content, but the company is set to make a big step in a new direction by debuting scripted …

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Exclusive: AMC plans ad-free streaming service for cable subscribers - sources

(Reuters) - AMC Networks Inc, whose shows include "The Walking Dead," is planning to launch a commercial-free online video streaming service aimed at millennial TV subscribers, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters this week.<p>Unlike standalone streaming options from Time Warner’s HBO …

Streaming

Kodi box: What the future holds for illegal Premier League football streaming

The English top flight hopes a new court order will allow them to crack down on the illegal online broadcast of its matches once and for all<p>The Premier League recently won a UK court order that they believe will help them tackle the illegal live streaming of matches that infringes upon television …

English Premier League

New viewing habits have cost TV networks $2.5 billion so far

The little party Olivia Gillen threw last year is part of a $2.5 billion-plus problem for Australia's television networks.

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How to choose the right 4K media streamer for you

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you recently purchased a 4K TV and aren't happy with its built-in apps, your best option is buying a 4K media streamer.<p>There's a good …

Amazon

Crisis Mounting for Professional Sports Orgs as Millennials Continue to Cut Cords & Abandon TV

<b>Sports Leagues Historically Largely Attract New Fans Via Cable Television</b><p>Millennial sports fans are bypassing cable television and abandoning …

Millennials

Cable TV Demand Sustained Thanks to Bundled Packages (CMCSA, TWX)

Fears that online streaming services are pushing legacy media company cable television boxes out of fashion may be overblown. Research from Deloitte …

Cable TV

Netflix’s Content Success ‘No Fluke,’ Says MKM; Becoming a ‘Powerhouse’ - Tech Trader Daily

By Tiernan Ray<p><b>MKM Partners</b>’s <b>Rob Sanderson</b> today reiterates a Buy rating on <b>Netflix</b> (NFLX) shares, and a $175 price target, writing that the company’s …

Netflix

TV Touts New Measures for 2017 Upfront While Madison Ave. Suffers Sticker Shock

The lines are being drawn in the annual battle for upfront advertising dollars.<p>This story first appeared in the March 21, 2017 issue of Variety.<p>With …

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TV’s Dead Zone: How the Cable Sector Is Killing Off Struggling Networks

Overcrowded channel lineups are getting gutted in the skinny-bundle era<p>Earlier this month, the close-knit world of unscripted cable-TV producers …

Streaming

Off the Beaten Path: Niche Subscription Video Services Between Boom and Bubble

Niche subscription video services are launching at record speed. Can all of them survive?<p>Are you a fan of horror movies? Anime? Arthouse? British …

Streaming

Streamers Love Netflix and Amazon Original Content

One in three of those who subscribe to streaming video services chose the service for its original content, up 8 percent over the past year, …

Netflix

Hulu Adds NBC to Test of Live Online TV Service

Hulu has included NBC in the live online TV service it is beta-testing, according to a report in Bloomberg.<p>The company has secured deals with Turner, …

Hulu

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Netflix Is Using AI to Conquer the World... and Bandwidth Issues

The streaming pioneer is applying artificial intelligence to provide specialized video coding, delivering cleaner streams to users in low-bandwidth …

Netflix

OTT Viewing Climbs, Traditional TV Usage Drops

by over 1 hour ago<p>Traditional TV viewing continued to fall in February. However, new connected TV and other OTT viewing are still rising.<p>Total TV …

Apple TV

Channels You Pay for---but Don't Watch---Are Dying

The engorged cable-TV bundle is being forced to slim down.<p>For decades, the number of TV channels on the cable dial has kept rising. As a result, a typical consumer pays not just for the likes of ESPN and TNT, but also for dozens of obscure networks such as Chiller and MTV Classic that specialize in …

NBCUniversal

New DirecTV Now Deal Includes Free HBO For A Year

AT&T’s DirecTV has unveiled a new deal for its DirecTV Now streaming service, sweetening its HBO offering by offering the premium cable network for …

AT&T

Hulu Announces Live TV Service with New Teaser Page

Hulu is planning on launching a live TV service later this year and competing with the likes of YouTube TV and AT&T’s DirecTV Now, and of course, …

Streaming

Netflix has a big battle ahead to win subscribers in India

Netflix isn’t having it easy in India.<p>With stiff competition from local and global players in the country’s Rs1.26 lakh crore ($19.2 billion) media and entertainment industry, the American video streaming giant has recognised that a war lies ahead.<p>“There’s a great battle with Hotstar, YouTube, and …

Netflix

Amazon Prime Is More Popular Than Netflix in This Key Market

There are more people using the internet in India than the entire U.S. population.Even more astonishing is that India's 460 million internet users account for just about one-third of the country's entire population, and that number is growing rapidly. Internet users increased over 50% in 2015 and …

Netflix

Comcast to Offer Unlimited Netflix Free for One Week to All X1 Customers

Pay-TV providers and cable TV networks have for years engaged in “sampling” — offering free access to premium content, in the hopes consumers will …

Netflix

Updated Here Are The Channels That We Know Hulu’s Live TV Service Will Have

By onMarch 20, 2017 in News<p>Hulu’s live TV service will likely soon be here. (No we do not know the date.)<p>One of the main questions we get is what …

Hulu

Viacom's Paramount Channel to Launch in Middle East

Viacom International Media Networks' fastest-growing brand, coming to the U.S. next year, is already available in a dozen countries and reaches more …

Movies

AT&T’s DirecTV Now Tries Luring Subscribers With Free HBO

AT&T is hoping that promotions can keep bringing in new subscribers for the DirecTV Now live-streaming television service.<p>The telecoms giant recently …

AT&T