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Networks that are cutting back on scripted series include:
8) TV Land
10) WGN America
Flashback #1: Netflix Eyeing Total of About 700 Original Series in 2018
Big announcement: Viewership from Comcast’s streaming video app (Stream) will now be counted in Nielsen TV ratings.
Why this matters: Viewership is rapidly shifting to streaming and both networks and advertisers want a more accurate picture of the audience (size, demographics, etc.).
Pay-TV subscriber growth in 2018-Q3 according to MoffettNathanson:
1) Traditional pay-TV — ↓ 1.1M
2) Streaming pay-TV — ↑ 414K
3) Total pay-TV — ↓ 709K
Quote from Steve Burke- CEO @ NBCUniversal:
“the growth of the virtual MVPDs is starting to plateau, at least in the last month.”
Big news: Sinclair Broadcasting Group is taking content (news, etc.) from 190 local stations across 80+ markets to launch a national OTT service.
Quote from Christopher Ripley- CEO @ Sinclair Broadcasting Group:
“There will be no broadcasting business in short order…it will all mesh together.”
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