In 2007, Netflix revolutionized TV and movie-watching by offering streaming, in addition to its regular rental-by-mail service. Now the model is commonplace, with companies like Hulu and Amazon offering similar services, and many more offerings are on the way. But there could be such a thing as too many streaming services.
Digital savant Omar Gallaga helps us understand how this fragmentation could bring down the whole model. He writes for 512 Tech, powered by the Austin American-Statesman.
What you’ll hear in this segment:
—Why Disney is severing ties with Netflix
—Why it could become more expensive in the future to subscribe to video streaming services instead of to traditional cable television
—How competition and business models for video- and music-streaming services differ
Written by Caroline Covington.