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WSJ: Hulu may include ad-free option to SVOD service for $12 or $14 per month

Seeking to keep its much larger SVOD rival, Netflix, within shouting distance, Hulu is contemplating the inclusion of a higher-priced, ad-free service.

Investors, analysts cheer Netflix as firm nets 3.3M new subscribers in Q2

Netflix added 3.3 million new subscribers during the second quarter (that's 900,000 U.S. subs and 2.4 million internationally), figures that raise the company's global customer base to 65 million. Investors sent the company's stock up 14 percent on the news--and, according to the Wall Street Journal, analysts too cheered the results by raising their price targets on Netflix shares.

Netflix to support Charter's bid for TWC, Bright House in exchange for free network use

Charter Communications has gained a powerful ally in its bid to acquire both Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks: In a new filing with the FCC, Netflix agreed to support Charter's purchase of TWC and Bright House in exchange for free usage of Charter's network through 2018.

Liberty Media's Malone: Cable will be fine in 'random access' world being shaped by Netflix

While conceding his own companies "missed the boat a little bit" in letting upstart Netflix become the dominant force in over-the-top distribution, Liberty Media Chairman John Malone said his cable holdings, which include the burgeoning Charter Communications empire, are still well-positioned in an OTT future.

New study finds little evidence that Netflix is cannibalizing pay-TV customers

In one of the most thorough studies yet on Netflix viewing habits--and more specifically, their effect on pay-TV use--The Diffusion Group found that cable, satellite and IPTV use among Netflix homes declined marginally from 2012 to 2015.

Study: SVOD subs churn at faster rate than pay-TV customers

While SVOD platforms like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Instant Video have been lauded for easy, immediate customer sign-up processes, the fact that exiting these services is just as convenient results in churn that is significantly higher than what is found in pay-TV.

A+E Networks launches $3.99-a-month SVOD service for Lifetime movies

The channel known for such TV movies as  Kept Woman,  Stalked by My Neighbor  and  Her Infidelity  is launching its own SVOD service.

Will SVOD make programming networks like HGTV, NBC and AMC obsolete?

Some call it "network flow," but I've also heard it referred to as the "network effect." It's how programmers monetize their expensive hits. After all, what incentive does ESPN have for paying the NFL $1.9 billion a season for TV rights if it can't ubiquitously brand its coverage and drive viewership to other programming?

Survey: 67% of Netflix users also subscribe to pay-TV; 9% of those to cut the cord

Just over two-thirds of Netflix users also have a pay-TV subscription, and about a quarter of them are thinking about cutting the cord.

Study: Driven by Netflix and other SVOD providers, global OTT revenues to double to $51B by 2020

Revenue from OTT services is set to nearly double to $51.1 billion globally during the next five years, according to the latest Digital TV Research report, which covers 64 countries. That growth is largely being driven by SVOD services like Netflix, which are capturing subscribers at a faster pace than many industry analysts expected.