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DIRECTV Is Losing a Top Executive as He Leaves AT&T

AT&T has recently seen a growing number of executives leave the company after recent purchases like Time Warner and DIRECTV. Now one of DIRECTV’s longest and highest ranking executives, Dan York, is leaving AT&T after two decades. York has served as vice president and chief content officer for DIRECTV since 2012. York was responsible for […]

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70% of Roku Users Stream Free Ad-Supported Content on Services like Pluto TV, The Roku Channel, & More

Today during Roku’s 4th quarter 2019 earnings call Roku announced that 70% of Roku users stream free ad-supported content on services like Pluto TV, The Roku Channel, and more. This comes as Roku reported that the Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) has increased $5.19 year over year to $23.14. Roku noted that advertising played a […]

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Roughly Half of All US Households Will Be Cable Free by 2024, Roku Predicts

Along with sharing news that the company exceeded $1.1 billion in revenue during 2019, Roku used their quarter 4 earnings report to give their opinion on the current state of streaming and the future of cord cutting. In a section labeled “The Streaming Decade Ahead,” Roku says that streaming has been embraced by many of […]

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Roku Exceeded $1.1 Billion in Revenue in 2019 & Now Has 36.9 Million Active Accounts

Today, Roku shared their 4th quarter 2019 earnings results. In the release, Roku announced that revenue for 2019 exceeded $1.1 billion, with growth of 52% in Q4. The company is continuing to sell devices to new customers, along with bringing in advertising revenue. Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) increased $5.19 year over year to $23.14. Roku noted […]

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Amazon Renews The Original Show ‘Bosch’ For a 7th & Final Season

Amazon today announced it has renewed the Amazon Original Series Bosch for a seventh and final season according to a report from Deadline. Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels, the hour-long series Bosch stars Titus Welliver (Lost) as Detective Harry Bosch, Jamie Hector (The Wire) as Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino (Being Human) as Lt. Grace […]

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YouTube TV is Ending Support For Apple In-App Purchases for Existing Subscribers

Today YouTube TV announced that they are ending support for in-app purchases for existing subscribers on March 13th, 2020. Last year YouTube stopped letting new subscribers sign-up through in-app purchases on iOS devices. Instead, new subscribers had to go make an account on YouTube TV’s website. If you already had an account you could continue […]

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FCC Approves $240 Million for Rural Broadband Expansion

The FCC has authorized over $240 million in funding to continue to expand rural broadband access. The funding will be used in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, and Wyoming and will connect over 100,000, the FCC said in a statement today. “Today’s announcement is another important step in our efforts to […]

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Samsung and Netflix Partnership Will Include Mobile Integration and Exclusive Content

Samsung’s Unpacked event this week included one unexpected guest. Netflix was at the event, as the two companies announced a new partnership that will integrate Netflix into Samsung smart phones and bring exclusive Netflix content to Samsung customers. Forbes described the partnership in two parts. First, Samsung will allow users to use voice commands through […]

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