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U.S. streaming video consumers now have an average of seven paid or free subscriptions, up from five last April. The big winner, of course, is Netflix ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 
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U.S. streaming video consumers now have an average of seven paid or free subscriptions, up from five last April. The big winner, of course, is Netflix, followed by names like Amazon Prime, Disney Plus, and HBO Max. The question is, which streaming services are in contention to complete the roster? And is there still room for niche players?

BritBox, a joint venture between the BBC and ITV, is one of those niche services looking to make a strategic content play—and prove that it doesn’t need to beat Netflix to carve out its own, profitable lane. Read more here. 
 
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Inside BritBox’s strategy to hold the streaming British TV crown

Audiences are subscribing to more streaming services than ever, and niche players like BritBox are on the rise to give you exactly what you want.

 
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Disable those pesky auto-playing previews, browse super-specific genres, block content by title, listen to Netflix like a podcast, and more.

 
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See how COVID’s UK variant took over the world

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As sea levels rise, buying a coastal home is risky. What if you rented one from the government?

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As vaccination rates rise and employers begin to plan to reopen their offices, there’s a big question: How do you motivate employees to return?

 
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