News of Note—AMC Networks, DirecTV Now, Roku, more

News of note

> Hundreds of DirecTV Now users complained of service interruptions during Sunday night’s season seven premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones. FierceCable story 

> Charlie Collier, president of AMC and Sundance TV, said that the company’s new AMC Premiere ad-free service, which costs $4.99 per month on Comcast’s Xfinity offering, has been a hit with customers—and he predicted that other media companies likely will follow suit and offer similar products. FierceBroadcasting story

> The share of U.S. homes that subscribe to more than one of the major SVOD services has risen from 26% to 38% in just one year, according to Hub Entertainment Research. FierceCable story

> Roku has Morgan Stanley, Citigroup Inc. and Allen & Co. as underwriters and could soon file confidentially for an initial public offering. FierceBroadcasting story

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