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Maybe cable subscribers aren’t dumping their service in favor of Netflix, Hulu, etc. But maybe they’re cutting back on HBO and Showtime. A new study says Web TV watchers are behind an eight percent drop in premium cable subs.
News Bytelose access to shows from Showtime this summer, is adding some from News Corp.’s Fox studio. As in other recent deals the video service has signed, the new pact gives Netflix subscribers access to shows they haven’t had in the past–in this case, the big new titles are “Glee” and “Sons Of Anarchy”–but only older episodes: None of the shows will be available “in season.” The deal is an expansion of an existing agreement, and is non-exclusive. News Corp. also owns this Web site.
More evidence that Hollywood and the networks want to rein in Reed Hastings and Netflix: Showtime says it will pull some of its shows off the video service when a new pact kicks in this summer. But that pact hasn’t been finalized, so…