In recent times, streaming services have flooded viewer TV screens with new programming to attract new subscribers. But those subscribers are not sticking around, according to a new study from Antenna, a market intelligence company. It found that viewers who join a service to watch a new show also leave within a few months, "significantly faster" than the average streaming customer. However, the firm's conclusions about customer habits might be good news for The Walt Disney Company ( DIS ), which has a deep reserve of hit content that will increase customer stickiness to Disney Plus, its streaming platform. Key Takeaways A study by market intelligence firm Antenna found that viewers who sign up for a service to watch a new show also leave much faster than the average streaming customers. The study's results mean that streaming services will have to spend more to ensure a steady stream of content to add new viewers for revenue growth. Disney Plus might be well positioned … [Read more...] about Why Disney Plus Holds an Edge Over Other Streamers
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U.S. stock futures are moving higher, led by technology shares on the Nasdaq exchange, after another volatile day of trading ahead of an announcement from Federal Reserve policymakers about the future of monetary policy . Key Takeaways U.S. stock futures are moving sharply higher, led by technology shares on the Nasdaq exchange. Traders are awaiting a 2 p.m. Eastern time announcement from Federal Reserve policymakers about the future of monetary policy. Cryptocurrencies' rally continued. Oil again marched higher, and the dollar strengthened against the euro. Bond yields fell. Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT ) helped lead tech shares higher after reporting fiscal second quarter results that beat expectations while forecasting better-than-expected quarterly sales for the current quarter. Tesla, Inc. ( TSLA ), scheduled to report earnings after markets close today, is also gaining. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) was down more than 800 points … [Read more...] about Stocks Gain as Tech Rallies and Investors Await Fed Rate Decision
When the Federal Communications Commission voted to institute strong net neutrality rules in 2015, it was because millions of people from across the political spectrum spoke out. If there’s one thing everyone can agree on, it’s that cable and phone companies shouldn’t be able to screw us over more than they already do, or dictate which websites and apps we can use. advertisement advertisement When the Trump administration’s notorious FCC chairman Ajit Pai repealed those Obama-era protections in 2017, the move sparked some of the largest online protests in human history. Net neutrality supporters crowdfunded billboards, protested in the streets, and drove millions of phone calls, comments, and emails to regulators and lawmakers. To this day, the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality remains the government action that received the most filed opposition comments by individual people in history. Democrats seized on this outpouring of … [Read more...] about When will Democrats deliver on their promise to restore net neutrality?