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Research: Millions of Brits unknowingly sharing passwords

Millions of Brits are leaving themselves open to being scammed by sharing their passwords with online criminals on social media, according to a study from connectivity provider TalkTalk. The study reveals that 43 per cent of Brits say they use personal information such as birthdays, family or pet names when setting passwords. Millions admitted to […]

May 5, 2022

Survey: Netflix OOH charge risks churn

According to home-media consumer intelligence specialist Aluma, a scheme being tested by Netflix in three South American countries requiring account owners to pay an extra $3 for each out-of-home user would see 13 per cent of adult Netflix account holders cancel their service if implemented in the US; an event made more certain by the […]

April 29, 2022

Research: 33% share Netflix password

Consumer research from Leichtman Research Group (LRG) finds that 83 per cent of US households have at least one streaming video service from fifteen top direct-to-consumer (DTC) and SVoD services; including 67 per cent of all households with Netflix. However, not all Netflix and other DTC services are paid for directly by those who use […]

March 30, 2022

DStv facing legal action over streaming rule

In February, South Africa’s pay-TV giant DStv announced that it was limiting access to its broadcasts to ‘one device at a time’. Previous flexibility which allowed two (and up to four) devices in a home to access transmissions will be cancelled from March 22nd. Now the lawyers are getting involved. DStv said that it had […]

March 9, 2022By Chris Forrester

DStv limits password sharing

South Africa’s pay-TV and streaming broadcaster, DStv, is clamping down on password sharing. A note to subscribers on the company’s website says that password sharing and piracy are challenges for streaming providers globally. “As part of our ongoing efforts to counteract password sharing and piracy, while continuing to bring you the best viewing experience, we […]

February 23, 2022By Chris Forrester

Report: Password sharing lost Nordics SVoD €250m in 2020

Until very recently, password sharing has not really been a major issue – at least not publicly. However, this seems to have changed as Netflix recently took it upon itself to combat password sharing. This coincides with a maturing market and fewer households left to sign up. And, of course, with fierce competition over stacking […]

March 17, 2021

Netflix clamps down on password sharing

Netflix is testing a feature that asks viewers if they live in the same household as a subscriber, in a move that would seem to signal a crackdown on the widespread practice of sharing passwords with friends and family. A number of users have reported seeing a screen saying: “If you don’t live with the […]

March 12, 2021By Nik Roseveare