Digital TV News: Michael Greeson

Third of Netflix subscribers might switch to a cheaper, ad-supported tier
Jul 9, 2019 – There has been speculation that Netflix will introduce an ad-based tier. According to TDG, a third of Netflix users would consider changing to such a less-expensive option, with more than half of those moderately likely to or definitely would switch.
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TDG: Disney+ likely to be well received
Mar 13, 2019 – New research from The Diffusion Group (TDG) finds that Disney’s upcoming direct-to-consumer (DTC) subscription service, Disney+, will likely to see solid interest — assuming it comes to market at the right price.
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TDG research shows sensitivity of Netflix subscribers to price rises
Jan 16, 2019 – Research from The Diffusion Group (TDG) finds that, while subscriber reaction to Netflix’s recent price increase varies relative to degree, even minor variations may have significant implications.
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Roku Users less likely to subscribe to legacy Pay-TV
Oct 23, 2018 – It is a fact that the use of dedicated streaming devices is correlated with lower uptake of traditional pay-TV services. However, research from The Diffusion Group finds that one brand is particularly detrimental to legacy interests: Roku.
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Entertainment plays second fiddle for Amazon Prime subscribers
Jul 25, 2018 – According to The Diffusion Group (TDG), 79% of Amazon Prime users cite free shipping as the primary reason they subscribe to the service. Only 11% cite Prime Video, with a collective 10% citing Prime Music, Photos, Reading, Twitch, or other benefits.
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Amazon dominates U.S. Direct-to-Consumer TV network subscriptions
May 16, 2018 – According to The Diffusion Group (TDG), Amazon Prime Channels accounts for more than half of all direct-to-consumer subscriptions. Its dominance is especially prominent among premium DTC apps including HBO, Showtime, and Starz.
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U.S. mMVPD subscribers largely pleased with service value
Aug 16, 2017 – According to The Diffusion Group (TDG), though virtual pay-TV services are immature and years away from ‘five-9’ reliability, subscribers overwhelmingly consider service value to be very solid.
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Hulu users prefer subscription streaming over legacy pay TV
Aug 2, 2017 – When asked to choose between their legacy pay-TV and SVOD services, Hulu on-demand users are 37% more likely than Amazon Prime users and 29% more likely than Netflix users to select streaming services over legacy pay-TV, according to The Diffusion Group (TDG).
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SVOD gaining perceptual parity with legacy Pay-TV
Jul 12, 2017 – If forced to decide between legacy pay-TV or SVOD services, 57% of dual-service users would choose legacy pay-TV, 43% streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. This according to new insights from TDG’s 7th annual Benchmarking the Connected Consumer study.
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