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For 1st month ever, streamers rule broadcast, cable networks

NEW YORK (AP) — This summer has been a breakthrough for streaming. In July, for the first month ever, the time viewers spent watching services like Netflix and Hulu outpaced viewership of broadcast and cable television networks. The Nielsen company says viewers spent 35% of their time with streamers, 34% on cable networks and 22% watching broadcast television last month, July is traditionally an unusual month with broadcast TV essentially […]

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Netflix upping US, Canada prices with competition growing

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix is raising prices for customers in the U.S. and Canada. The boost comes less than a year and a half since its last price increase, as competition from other streaming services increases. The Los Gatos, California, company said Friday that prices are going up by $1 to $2, depending on the plan. Price increases are becoming more of a regular feature at Netflix, which is […]

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Netflix buys Wonka author Dahl’s catalog

LONDON (AP) — Netflix says it has bought the works of Roald Dahl, the late British author of celebrated children's books such as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." The video streaming giant said Wednesday that it acquired the Roald Dahl Story Co., which manages the rights to author's characters and stories. No financial terms were disclosed. The deal builds on a partnership that the two struck in 2018 to create […]

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Passing on your password? Streaming services are past it

NEW YORK (AP) — Many of us were taught to share as kids. Now streaming services ranging from Netflix to Disney+ want us to stop. That's the new edict from the giants of streaming media, who hope to discourage the common practice of sharing account passwords without alienating their subscribers, who've grown accustomed to the hack. Password sharing is estimated to cost streaming services several billion dollars a year in […]

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Michelle Obama to team up with puppets for a kids’ food show

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama is launching a Netflix children's food show with a pair of puppets. The new show, called "Waffles + Mochi," launches March 16 and will be "all about good food: discovering it, cooking it, and of course, eating it," the former first lady posted on Instagram. The show centers on two best puppet friends who dream of becoming chefs and travel across the world looking […]

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