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Potential Sale of BET Attracts Major Suitors

by | Mar 17, 2023 | Entertainment, Industry News

Paramount is weighing a sale of BET Media Group, which includes the cable network BET and VH1. Actor-producer Tyler Perry, producer-executive Byron Allen, and musician Sean “Diddy” Combs have all expressed interest in purchasing a majority stake in BET.

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Sketchy streaming habits of Americans

78% of Americans Say They’re Not Password Sharers, But Here’s What They Confessed To

by | Mar 15, 2023 | Industry News, Outreach

We asked 1,000 Americans a series of ‘never have I ever’ questions to gauge their bad habits while streaming.

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HBO in the FAST-lane

by | Feb 20, 2023 | Entertainment, Industry News

The appeal of premium TV networks like HBO is uninterrupted language, sex, and violence. Yet, HBO Max™ and other premium streaming services have ad-supported plans—and Warner Bros. Discovery jettisoned some HBO movies and shows to free, ad-supported TV (FAST) channels on Tubi and the Roku Channel.

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Netflix Password-Sharing Crackdown Guide

by | Feb 9, 2023 | Entertainment, Industry News

One Netflix password-sharing crackdown measure is active in the US—and we expect the full monty soon. Based on what’s happening in Chile, Costa Rica, and Peru, we have an idea of what to expect. We’ve condensed those countries' extra-member benefits and rules into a handy bullet guide. But, first, some background: In 2022, Netflix tested [...]

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A pixelated collage of two photos: one of a basketball exiting the net and another of an amazed man wearing virtual reality goggles.

Meta Brings Live B-ball to VR

by | Jan 26, 2023 | Entertainment, Industry News

Is the future of live, televised basketball in virtual reality? Meta’s bettin’ on it. On Monday, January 23, Facebook’s parent company announced it would launch 52 free live NBA games in virtual reality via Meta Quest’s XTADIUM and Meta Horizon Worlds.

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Read Our Live TV Streaming Customer Satisfaction Survey

Live TV Streaming Customer Satisfaction Survey 2023

by | Jan 23, 2023 | Best Of, Industry News

We asked 6,900 real customers what they think about their live TV streaming services.

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A young boy receives an ocular injury thanks to Scrooge (Martin Short) in a scene from Saturday Night Live.

SNL Season 48 Returns Saturday—Does It Suck?

by | Jan 20, 2023 | Entertainment, Industry News

Saturday Night Live’s season-48 winter premiere (Jan. 21 on NBC and Peacock) brings yet another cast change. Main cast member Cecily Strong’s December departure makes nine cast changes since the long-running sketch comedy show’s 47th season finale last May. How much of a difference has the cast exodus made in the ratings? Does it suck so far?

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Read our annual customer satisfaction survey for on-demand streaming

On-Demand Streaming Customer Satisfaction Survey 2023

by | Jan 6, 2023 | Best Of, Industry News

We asked 6,900 real customers what they think about their on-demand streaming services.

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Amazon and Google Keep Their Eyes on the Sportsball

by | Jan 5, 2023 | Entertainment, Industry News

Heads up, live sports fans—big news is comin’ in hot! Amazon Prime Video might split its live sports coverage into a separate, standalone app. And YouTube TV is the big winner in the NFL SUNDAY TICKET bidding wars. We’ll tell you what it means after a word from our sponsors!*

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Black Friday TV Deals

Black Friday TV and Internet Deals 2022

by | Nov 23, 2022 | Featured, Industry News

Black Friday is on November 25, 2022, and we’ve snagged the inside scoop on major deals from your favorite TV and internet providers as well as deals on smart TVs and streaming devices.

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