Premium entertainment subscriptions still strong

Research firm the NPD group reports that about 38 percent of Internet-enabled households in the U.S. continue to subscribe to premium entertainment services such as DVD delivery, music downloads and gaming downloads. By comparison, about 80 percent of them subscribe to premium TV services, such as advanced cable TV or IPTV.

The subscriber strength during a horrible economy is promising for many of the players delivering these services, such as Netflix, Blockbuster, Rhapsody, Microsoft Xbox Live and others. It is possible that the other side of the coin has yet to be seen: Will subscribers to those services cut spending elsewhere?

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