DVO Podcast: The State of Streaming.
We talk about the rise of the big three streaming platforms, their current strategies, and what the future may hold for the streaming market.
2018 has had quite a few major shake-ups for the big three streaming platforms, with Amazon announcing a shift in their movie acquisition strategy, Netflix picking up some high profile producers, and Hulu gaining (and losing) several partners. As Disney prepares to roll out their streaming service and television networks like NBC, CBS, and Fox start entering the increasingly lucrative market, streaming is starting to resemble the morass of myriad cable packages that early adopters thought they had left behind by cutting the cord. We break down the current situation, how we got here, and what changes in the market will (or should) be coming down the road.
The State of Streaming – Part 1.
We look at the evolution of the big three streaming platforms: Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. Tracing their introductions in the early days of streaming platform when their biggest competition was the rental market, through to their current market situation where they’ve all but replaced cable for many viewers, we analyze where each movie platform is currently and where they want to be in the immediate future.
The State of Streaming – Part 2.
We look at new trends that are shaking up movie and television streaming: the proliferation of TV channels looking to crowd into the market, the rise of boutique cinema stations, and the imminent arrival of the Disney Streaming App. Sizing up the current situation, we project where the medium is going in the short term and where we think it should be heading in the next 3-5 years.
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