Netflix is checking up on password sharing practices

Mar 12, 2021
Piracy costs streaming companies around $9 billion in 2019, according to Parks Associates. It's not a top priority for streamers.
So what's your Netflix password?
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How streaming systems make money

Dec 17, 2020
The majority of revenue doesn't come from the product itself.
Roku makes about 70% of its revenue from deals with brands like HBO by taking a cut from subscriptions and ad revenue.
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To survive the pandemic, live theater turns to streaming. Unions are on board.

Nov 20, 2020
Actors' Equity and SAG-AFTRA resolve their dispute, with Actors' Equity representing the virtual broadcasts. The agreement includes restrictions.
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NBCUniversal launches Peacock streaming service

Jul 15, 2020
It would have capitalized on the 2020 Summer Olympics, but now will rely on a packed catalog of classics.
The service joins an ever-growing and increasingly confusing roster of streaming app, but could stand out to price-sensitive consumers.
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Netflix's "The Witcher" is a hit — according to Netflix

Jan 22, 2020
Seventy-six million Netflix accounts have watched Henry Cavill and his dimpled chin fight monsters — for at least the first two minutes.
Producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and actors Henry Cavill, Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra at the photocall for Netflix's "The Witcher" at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on Dec. 3.
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Apple joins the streaming wars with a slim lineup

Nov 1, 2019
Will a handful of original shows be enough to hook subscribers?
Actors Steve Carell, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston speak during an event launching Apple TV Plus in Cupertino, California, earlier this year.
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Burnt out millennials turn to binge-streaming TV

Jul 23, 2019
In order to relieve stress, young people turn to streaming media more than exercise, sleep, drinking or drugs.
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Why Hulu is a real prize in the battle for Fox

Jul 13, 2018
The service has 20 million subscribers and produces award winning original programs.
Cecily Strong speaks onstage at Hulu's Upfront Presentation on April 30, 2014 in New York City. 
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What's up with no commercials when you stream?

May 23, 2016
Plenty of people stream sports. But often when the broadcast cuts to commercial, the stream cuts to... nothing.
Streams like this often don't have as many commercials as the broadcast, or any at all.
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Netflix ratings and why you don't get to see them

Feb 23, 2016
The new season of "House of Cards" will be out soon, but we won't know how many people watch