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Spekulatius

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Re: NFLX - Netflix
« Reply #230 on: September 23, 2019, 04:05:15 AM »
https://www.wsj.com/articles/comcasts-peacock-becomes-latest-entrant-in-streaming-scramble-11568725206

In an effort to navigate these choppy waters, Peacock is expected to be available free to Comcastís more than 21 million cable subscribers in the U.S. In addition, Comcast and NBCUniversal are also looking to strike deals with other American pay-TV providers that would allow them to offer Peacock to their subscribers free as well, a person familiar with the matter said.

Again, it sounds like it is free to cable TV subscribers (implying that you still pay for the content,  itís just a different delivery) and not for broadband subscribers. Their video subscribers # from last quarter were 21.6M (and are falling), which about matches the number given above. BB subscribers are higher and about 25M (and moving higher).

Linear TV quickly moves to streaming as the default delivery option. This is great for the ca let providers and customers because the hardware for streaming is now cheap (way cheaper than setup boxes) and easier to setup (no tech visit necessary), and set up is mostly self help.
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