News of Note—Altice pushes self-install, Netflix puts 85% of money into originals and more

News of note
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> Around 55% of direct-to-consumer subscription video purchases are made through Amazon Prime Channels, with most purchases tied to HBO, Showtime and Starz, according to a study conducted by The Diffusion Group. Press release

> Netflix is amping up its originals slate, putting 85% of all new spending toward content production, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said. Multichannel News story

> Philo CEO Andrew McCollum could soon have a direct competitor in Watch, a nonsports streaming skinny bundle AT&T intends to launch. But he doesn’t seem overly concerned. FierceVideo story

> Altice USA’s fiber-to-the-home project won’t only allow the cable operator to provide new services, it will be a key component in the company’s goal to move to a full self-install model, Chairman and CEO Dexter Goei told an industry audience Tuesday. Multichannel News story