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TV streaming wars - Who will be the winners and losers?


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Poll: Who will win? (5 member(s) have cast votes)

Who will win (most global subscribers) ?

  1. Amazon (Prime) (1 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  2. Netflix (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Disney (Disney+, Fox, Hulu, ESPN+, ABC) (3 votes [60.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 60.00%

  4. Apple (Apple TV+) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Google (YouTube TV, Google Play) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Warner Media (Warner Bros, HBO, Turner, DirecTV) (1 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  7. Comcast (Universal, NBC, Sky) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Viacom (Paramount, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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Last month Apple announced their upcoming streaming service, Apple TV+ and last week Disney unveiled Disney+.

It seems that every media company is now launching their own streaming service and, buying out other companies and taking their content away from established services like Netflix?

What do you expect the landscape to be like in a decade's time once we've all "cut the cord"?

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Here's my take...

 

Amazon (Winner) - Huge tech giant, Prime has been steadily growing in terms of subscribers, free delivery and growing brand presence should secure their future in streaming

 

Disney (Winner) - Hulu is already huge and will benifit from the recent Fox acquisition, Disney+ will become a MUST for kids and teens

 

Warner (Winner) - HBO have been creating top class shows for over a decade now and the removal of Warner's shows and movies from Netflix has already left a huge dent

 

 

 

Netflix (Unsure) - The default option for many right now, "Netflix" is synonymous with streaming, their biggest issue is losing third party content as others set up their own services, in future they may rely on Netflix Originals to stay afloat

 

Apple (Unsure) - Another giant tech company, but their crown is slipping, remains to be seen whether they can make a success of original content from the likes of Spielberg and Oprah

 

Google (Unsure) - YouTube is now the default for independent content and I don't see anyone taking that away from them, however their paid YouTube TV subscription service appears to be off to a slow start

 

 

 

Comcast (Loser) - They've been poorly managed for some time and I don't see them having enough content to go it alone, losing Comcast cable and Sky satellite subscribers is seriously harming the brand. The Universal Pictures brand is their strongest, but I don't see it being able to carry their other brands

 

Viacom (Loser) - MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central have all been mismanaged and are shadows of their former selves, given the competition I see them being left in the dust 


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#1 Disney will have the best content (they own like, all the most popular movie franchises now. And they have so much experience in making stuff, and a huge catalogue of older stuff)

 

#2 Netflix have the big first mover/network advantage, they're on their way to being a verb, which is always a good sign for a company. 

 

#3 YouTube will definitely continue as an ad funded free platform for people sharing videos, also not sure if premium will really catch on. 

 

Amazon, is a bit meh IMO. Prime is getting less valuable I think (as amazon delivery gets worse regardless of what option you pick, might be UK issue) I don't know anyone who got Amazon TV except as a bundle with their prime subscription. 

 

Apple will be starting with zero content, so everything will depend on how well they are able to get things signed up. They have lots of cash, but independent content creators (i.e. groups not trying to take on the streaming market) will be being locked down to exclusive deals as fast as the streaming players can manage it. The big difference between this and say, apple music/iTunes is that music streaming wasn't a huge thing when apple started iTunes, they're moving too late on this one I suspect. 

 

 

Amazon 2 - Twitch - Will continue dominating the videogame streaming space and generally laughing at youtube gaming.

Twitch will probably win out over other streaming services for non-gaming stuff given amazon's backing.


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WarnerMedia announces HBO Max

https://www.theverge...ription-service


Netflix market value drops $26bn in a week following announcement of US subscriber decline

https://www.forbes.c...k/#4429dbdb1812




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