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Cord Cutting Accelerates: Study Finds 25% of U.S. Homes Don’t Have Pay TV Service

Cord Cutting Accelerates: Study Finds 25% of U.S. Homes Don’t Have Pay TV Service
Three words haunt the dreams of pay TV executives these days: “Cord-cutting accelerates.”

The latest numbers on cord-cutting from research firm GfK might give a few people some sleepless nights. A quarter — yes, a full 25% — of U.S. homes don’t subscribe to a pay-tv service, according to GfK’s 2016 Ownership and Trend Report. About 17% rely only on broadcast signals for their TV needs, while 6% only use the internet to watch their favorite shows on a TV set, using either a device like a Roku or Apple TV or a Smart TV.

Among households headed up by those in the 18-34 demographic, those numbers are larger: 22% use broadcast-only reception, and 13% get TV on their set via the internet.

There are a few caveats, though. Some of these numbers do not jive with other pay-tv subscriber estimates, which hover around 99 million out of 116 million total U.S. households, and research from Leichtman Research Group has the percentage of
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Winston Baker strikes partnership with TrueSpark

  • ScreenDaily
Winston Baker strikes partnership with TrueSpark
Conferences company Winston Baker has struck a national partnership with TrueSpark, a non-profit educational charity that engages teens about positive character through films.

Winston Baker supported the launch of the breakthrough charity earlier in 2014 and will now work on more work to support TrueSpark’s expansion and growing exposure.

TrueSpark will be featured at Winston Baker’s finance forums being held in Los Angeles (March 9-11) and New York (April 14).

“We’ve always believed that movies have a way of profoundly impacting lives, which is why we chose to be a part of this industry as conference producers. Under the leadership of David Tice and Dominic Ianno, TrueSpark has created an effective vehicle to positively influence and educate teens and we are excited and honored to be a part of such a great movement,” said Katherine Winston and Amy Baker, co-founders and managing partners of Winston Baker, in a joint statement.

TrueSpark President
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First Look at Soul Surfer: Dennis Quaid, AnnaSophia Robb and Helen Hunt

  • Filmofilia
Soul Surfer is the true story of competitive teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, inspiring millions worldwide through her sheer determination and unwavering faith. Coming to theaters nationwide on April 15, 2011, this exciting feature film stars Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb, and Carrie Underwood in her film debut. The cast also includes Lorraine Nicholson, Kevin Sorbo and Jeremy Sumpter.

The first film to be released under the new deal between FilmDistrict and Sony Pictures, Soul Surfer will go out as a wide release via TriStar Pictures with a broad-based and integrated marketing campaign managed by FilmDistrict.

The film was independently financed by Enticing Entertainment and Island Film Group, and is a production of Mandalay Vision, Brookwell McNamara Entertainment and Life’s A Beach Entertainment. North American and substantial International rights were acquired prior to
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First Look at Soul Surfer Starring Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb, and Carrie Underwood

  • Collider.com
Sony Pictures has released the first image from the upcoming sports drama Soul Surfer. The film tells “the true story of competitive teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, inspiring millions worldwide through her sheer determination and unwavering faith.” Soul Surfer stars Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb, and Carrie Underwood.

Hit the jump to check out the first image from the movie. Soul Surfer is slated to open on April 15, 2011.

Click on the image to see it in high-resolution.

Here’s the press release:

Filmdistrict And Tristar Pictures

To Partner On Release Of ‘Soul Surfer

Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb and Carrie Underwood

star in the Bethany Hamilton story

the first film to go out under the new FilmDistrict deal with Sony Pictures

New York, November 1, 2010 – Soul Surfer is the true story of competitive teen surfer Bethany Hamilton,
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