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As DVD sales become a smaller chunk of their revenue stream, Hollywood studios continue to rethink their former strategy of imposing month-long delays on Redbox rentals after new releases become available for sale. Lionsgate is the latest studio to follow that trend.

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It’s never pretty when friends become foes, and that’s exactly what’s about to happen with erstwhile allies Netflix and Disney. The Mouse House has announced that it will end its distribution deal with Netflix in the near future. The move is a precursor to Disney launching its own streaming service.

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Netflix has revealed its most recent quarterly results, and the report came with a few very big updates. Among them, Netflix announced that it has surpassed 100 million global subscribers for the first time. The company’s revenue was also up more than 32 percent year-over-year, which beat Wall Street forecasts.

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If you do, you’re in good(?) company. According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, one-fifth of streaming viewers aged between 18 and 24 revealed that they had logged in to a streaming service like Netflix, Hulu, or HBO Now using credentials from someone outside their household. Overall, 12 percent of adults admitted to password sharing. Read the rest of this entry »

They are the big three and getting even bigger. A recent study by Parks Association revealed that nearly 60 percent of U.S. broadband households subscribe to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, or Hulu. And they’re crowding out the competition.

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Netflix Crushing Streaming Rivals

If you’re in the streaming business and your name’s not Netflix, things have to be a bit discouraging. According to new research from comScore, consumers that have cut the cable cord are spending more time watching Netflix than all of its closest rivals combined.

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Netflix would love you to forgo movie tickets and a night out at the theater and stay in to stream content. One of the big selling points of a cutting-edge theater, massive surround sound, is now being added to select movies streaming on Netflix.

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Feeling a little too sedate and withdrawn as you binge-watch Netflix? The streaming giant is experimenting with ways to increase viewer involvement in the plot lines of its original content.

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Transformers: The Last Knight, the latest movie in the long-running series, hits theaters next week. Redbox has taken the unusual step of partnering with the film’s studio, Paramount Pictures, to market the new release. This partnership is the first time Redbox has made such a move.

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Netflix’s outspoken CEO, Reed Hastings, is never one to mince words. In an interview today, when asked about rising streaming rival Amazon Prime Video, Hastings referred to the Amazon product as “so scary.”

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