Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Subscription Media Services Not Taking a Hit During Recession

Link to November 16 The Hollywood Reporter post, "Spending on subscription media up 7%".

Americans are spending about $115 a month per household on subscription media services, up 7% from a year ago. That figure includes television, DVR, satellite radio, subscription music, newspapers and magazines, mobile phone data, Internet access, Netflix and similar offerings, and online gaming services. The data comes from researcher NPD and is contained in its just-released "Entertainment Trends in America" study. "Despite concerns that the recession would cause consumers to reduce spending on entertainment subscription services, most forms of subscription entertainment are doing just fine," NPD analyst Russ Crupnick said.

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