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Netflix are raising prices for their US subscribers

Published: 15/Jan/2019 15:10 Updated: 15/Jan/2019 16:04

by Matt Porter

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Netflix are raising the prices for subscriptions to its service by up to 18% for American subscribers, the biggest price hike since the company’s streaming service began.

Netflix’s most popular plan will jump from $11 to $13, while the premium plan which offers their programs in ultra-high definition will go up from $14 to $16.

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The new prices will affect all new customers in the United States, and will be rolled out to existing customers over the next three months. The price rise will also affect customers in around 40 Latin American countries, where Netflix charge customers in US Dollars, but will not take place in countries like Mexico and Brazil.

In a statement from the company, Netflix said they “change pricing from time to time as we continue investing in great entertainment and improving overall Netflix performance.”

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Netflix are hiking up prices to help pay for their original content, and will also use the added revenue to finance they heavy debt it accrued as it battles against over streaming services such as Hulu and Amazon.

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The streaming service will hope that shows like Stranger Things and House of Cards will convince customers to stick with them after the price hike, however Netflix faced huge when they unbundled their video streaming and DVD mailing services, losing 600,000 subscribers back in 2011.

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NetflixNetflix will hope that original shows like Stranger Things will convince subscribers to stay.

Netflix spent $3 billion in 2018 and are expected to spend the same amount this year as they continue to create original content in an attempt to remain at the top of the market.

There is currently no information regarding whether the company intend to raise prices in other areas.

Source: AP

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Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.

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However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

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Twitch: Pokimane
Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

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“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.

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