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Binging is big in the United States; it has been since Netflix first made it possible to watch a season of House of Cards over a long weekend, and that has made it critical for competing – or complimentary – services to assure that their own content is easily discoverable and easily accessible.
British pay-TV subscribers are 50% more likely to add a streaming service alongside their current TV service than homes without a pay-TV subscription, new research says.
Deloitte, in its “Media Consumer survey,” contends that, “Far from thinning or cutting the cord, demand for new content suppliers are thickening it.”
But the report was not without warnings for pay-TV operators.
Netflix, which is expected to launch its next international play in France this autumn, reportedly will operate that service from Luxembourg to avoid French protectionist regulations and taxes.
Just in Time for the annual March Madness tip-off, the ACC Digital Network announced it’s rolling out ACC Sports on Apple TV.
The free service makes available the ACCDN’s highlights and feature programming to Apple TV users in the U.S.
Pity poor UltraViolet. Scorned by the media, avoided by the masses and now facing a challenge from the two businesses it needed as BFFs more than any others: Walt Disney Studios and Apple.
UltraViolet, which has struggled to get 15 million subscribers, despite being backed by every other major film company and several dozen retailers (but not Apple), is maintaining a stiff upper lip. But there’s little doubt the new Disney service could deal it a crippling blow.