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Lower-Income Households Less Likely to Subscribe to Pay-TV Services

source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/wp/television/lower-income-households-less-likely-to-subscribe-to-pay-tv-services-35815/?utm_campaign=rssfeed&utm_source=mc&utm_medium=textlink

LRG-TV-Homes-Multi-Channel-Video-Aug201386% of TV households in the US subscribe to some type of multi-channel video service, according to new research from Leichtman Research Group, a figure in line with recent estimates from Digital TV Research, but higher than figures from GfK. However, there’s a big gap when sorting by household income: TV households with annual incomes less than $50,000 are more than twice as likely to forgo a subscription than those with incomes greater than $50,000 (20% vs. 9%). That implies that cost plays a significant role, a theory supported by a recent study from pivot.

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Netflix + YouTube = Half of North American Peak Downstream Traffic

Source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/wp/interactive/netflix-youtube-half-of-north-american-peak-downstream-traffic-29549/

Netflix isn’t the only video service eating up North American bandwidth, although it is the largest, according to [download page] Sandvine’s “Global Internet Phenomena Report 1H 2013.” The report reveals that Netflix accounts for 32.3% share of North American peak downstream fixed access traffic, a slight dip from H1 2012, with YouTube next at 17.1%, [...]

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Yahoo Is In Talks To Buy A Big Stake In Video Site Dailymotion (YHOO)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/yahoo-is-in-talks-to-buy-a-big-stake-in-video-site-dailymotion-2013-3

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer could be on the cusp of her first big acquisition-like move.

The Wall Street Journal reports Yahoo is in talks to buy 75 percent of Dailymotion, a YouTube-esque video service that’s popular in Europe.

Dailymotion is owned by a French Telecom. It’s sort of a mess of different videos. Some are user generated, some are professional.

Yahoo would buy the stake at $300 million valuation with an option to buy the remaining 25 percent later, says the Journal.

Yahoo’s HR leader Jackie Rees told employees recently Yahoo was working on two large acquisitions. A lot of names have been floated around since then.

We’re not sure how Dailymotion fits Mayer’s vision for Yahoo. It’s never struck us as a great technology or media property. And, it’s not a big mobile property as far as we can tell.

However, the Journal says it had 116 million unique visitors in January, making it the twelfth biggest site in the world. It’s also popular outside of the U.S., which could be valuable to Yahoo since it’s largely a U.S. based business.

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Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 news No Comments

Amazon Has An Estimated 10 Million Members For Its Surprisingly Profitable Prime Club (AMZN)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-prime-10-million-members-morningstar-2013-3

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Amazon hasn’t disclosed how many people have signed up for its Prime program, which offers free two-day shipping, a Netflix-like video service, and other perks for a $79 annual fee.

Now Morningstar analyst R.J. Hottovy has come out with a report that pegs membership at more than 10 million, and suggests that the program contributes about a third of Amazon’s operating income.

After a slow start, Prime got a huge boost in when Amazon started including a 30-day trial membership with its Kindle Fire tablet in the fall of 2011. Trial programs for moms and students have also helped.

Prime members are great customers for Amazon. In 2012, they were about 4 percent of Amazon’s 182 million active customer base. But they accounted for nearly 10 percent of purchases, because they spend more than twice as much as non-prime customers—$1,224 a year versus $505.

After estimating the cost of providing shipping and licensing videos and e-books versus the marginal profit , Hottovy found that Amazon made about $78 per Prime member in 2012.

While Amazon breaks even on the free shipping and other extras it provides Prime members, the subscription fee is almost pure profit, in other words.

By Hottovy’s calculations, that could grow to 25 million by 2017. Depending on how much they spend, those members could contribute anywhere from $3.2 billion to $9.6 billion in incremental operating profits.

Of course, Amazon CEO ! Jeff Bez os has been known to plow its profits back into new products and lower prices, so shareholders may not see that cash hit the bottom line.

But Hottovy’s research suggests that Amazon’s grand strategy of linking its hardware business—Kindle Fire tablets—with its services—Prime, Instant Video, and its Kindle libraries—are paying off for its core e-commerce business.

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Monday, March 11th, 2013 news No Comments

Video Streaming Has Plenty Of Headroom In Tablet Market

Source: https://intelligence.businessinsider.com/welcome

Netflix’s video streaming service already counts 36% of U.S. tablet owners as subscribers, according to a recent Morgan Stanley study

The bank’s AlphaWise survey of over 1,100 tablet owners also found that over 40% of respondents said they never had Netflix. That translates to over 27 million U.S. tablet owners who have never subscribed and could be targeted for further growth. Also, 19% of the tablet owners said they had cancelled their Netflix, and 3% said they switched to Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service.

Two years after the iPad’s launch, sizable opportunities still abound in the tablet market, even in a fairly exploited niche like video. Morgan Stanley’s survey also reveals how new entrants like Prime Instant Video, introduced in early 2011, can quickly begin to nip at the heels of market leaders. Subscription video exploiting more narrow subjects (performing arts or sports, for example) will likely also find room to grow. 

 

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ABC’s subscription video plans leaked in consumer survey?

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/27/abcs-subscription-video-plans-leaked-in-consumer-survey/

At Engadget HQ, we take great care not to trumpet the claims of a web survey, as it’s always difficult to tell who’s actually doing the surveying — and even if we could, consumer surveys are all about a “what if” that may never actually come to pass. That said, it looks like maybe ABC is conducting a study asking folks whether they’d be interested in a subscription to an ABC.com streaming video service, and maybe that service might have a wide variety ABC shows, past and present, fully on-demand. Sound familiar? Interestingly, the subscription would seem to be offered alongside the existing free service, and both paid and free would have advertising, though reduced by 20 percent for those coughing up the fee. You can find a list of potentially potential shows included in the gallery below, forwarded to us by an anonymous tipster; we tried to take the survey ourselves, but were promptly rejected for our love of FlashForward.

Gallery: ABC’s streaming subscription service survey?

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