Day: 10 janvier 2018

Hulu now has 17m subscribers after adding 5m since 2016

Video-streaming service Hulu has announced its latest milestone: 17 million subscribers. That’s up from 12 million in May 2016, which means the service has averaged just 263,000 net new subscribers a month over that period.
Compare that to Netflix, which has been adding around five million subscribers a quarter in recent times, albeit with a global footprint rather than Hulu’s more US-focused business.
In the US, Netflix ended last September with 51.4 million subscribers, which is a better comparison to Hulu. However, the latter has more metrics which paint a positive picture of its business.
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Data suggests Snapchat is still mainly a messaging app

We know from Snapchat’s last quarterly financial results that the social app had 178 million daily active users, but the company hasn’t broken down what those people are doing within its app.
The Daily Beast has now got its hands on some internal metrics that show how popular – or unpopular – individual sections of the Snapchat app are.
For example, daily usage of its Discover section which offers content from media partners peaked at 38 million users in July 2017: around 21% of Snapchat users.
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Huffington Post pulls artist’s report of Spotify meeting

An article by musician Blake Morgan about an artists meeting held by Spotify has been ‘unpublished’ by Huffington Post, in a move that’s already giving the piece a wider airing on other sites.
“If anyone were to dispute your account of the meeting in question, we wouldn’t be able to verify or stand behind the quotes,” wrote HuffPo’s contributors editor in an email to Morgan, which has since been published by Digital Music News alongside the full version of the original article.
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CD Baby’s parent company buys AdRev and DashGo

The parent company of distributor CD Baby has executed a mini-rollup of B2B services. AVL Digital Group has acquired AudioMicro, which in turn owns YouTube-monetisation tool AdRev and label-services provider DashGo, as well as its own sync-licensing platform.
The intention here is to offer AudioMicro’s services as part of CD Baby’s package for artists and labels. It’s also a significant expansion for the latter company, with DashGo alone bringing a catalogue of 250k sound recordings, on top of CD Baby’s existing 9m-track catalogue.
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EC presses internet platforms to crack down on illegal content

Yesterday saw a meeting in Brussels between a group of European Commission representatives and (unnamed) internet platforms to discuss illegal content.
While piracy was included in the brief, the driving force behind the meeting was more about extremist content and hate speech.
“Terrorist propaganda and content that incites violence and hatred online is a serious threat to security, safety and fundamental rights. It demands a collective response – from all actors, including the internet industry,” explained the commissioners in a statement put out ahead of the meeting.
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