May 13, 2016

TECHHIVE: No, Netflix isn’t saving you from 160 hours of ads per year

A widely circulated report claims Netflix saves its subscribers from 160 hours of commercial breaks every year.

The figure, from CordCutting.com, has certainly grabbed attention, having been picked up by plenty of other news outlets including Business Insider, BGR, andFortune. But in reality, the claim is overblown. While Netflix has without a doubt affected advertising and the TV business as a whole, it’s probably not shaving days of commercial breaks off your life unless you’ve given up traditional TV completely. Learn More>>

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