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Streaming in America

Since first delivering DVDs to homes via the postal service, Netflix has come to dominate the SVOD market. The streamer has 67 million subscribers in North America, which takes its total to nearly 160 million worldwide.

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New Details Emerge About HBO Max

AT&T’s WarnerMedia released details about its forthcoming streaming service HBO Max, which will officially launch in May 2020. The service will cost $14.99 a month, the same cost as HBO’s flagship service.

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Apple Of Discord

Apple TV+ subscription service will launch on November 1st for $4.99 a month. However, with only a handful of shows available, it will not frustrate the launch of Disney+ or challenge Netflix in a meaningful way.

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Netflix Market Report: Part Two

Part Two: Netflix Trends, International, Feature Films. Through the first six months of 2019, Netflix’s customer acquisition costs have ballooned to $292 per subscriber.

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Netflix Market Report: Part One

Part One: Netflix Subscribers and Exclusivity. Netflix lost subscribers in the United States for the first time in nearly a decade. The next battleground in streaming will take place over content exclusivity.

Uncharted Waters
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Uncharted Waters

By reclaiming their content from licensees to launch standalone streaming services, traditional media companies are sailing headlong into uncharted waters.

Cord Cutting Continues
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Cord Cutting Continues

During the second quarter, DirecTV’s traditional satellite service lost 778,000 subscribers and its streaming service DirecTV Now lost 168,000 accounts.

Netflix Faces Slowdown
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Netflix Faces Slowdown

Beyond ballooning content and acquisition costs, fueled by costly debt, there are five additional obstacles that will challenge Netflix’s streaming dominance.

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Netflix Loses Top Shows

Netflix will lose its top two shows when Friends returns to WarnerMedia at the end of 2019, and The Office returns to NBCUniversal at the end of 2020.

The Hollywood Netlix Divorce
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Hollywood Netflix Divorce

Recently, anonymous sources have reported to multiple news outlets about the difficulty Hollywood will face in attempting to take back its content from Netflix.

AT&T Mistimes Market
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AT&T Mistimes Market

AT&T’s decision to acquire a declining DirecTV and a sputtering Time Warner is materializing into a massive miscalculation.