10 Ways To Save Streaming Services

How those huge companies can keep taking your money...

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Until fairly recently, things were looking hugely positive for streaming services. They were starting to win big awards like Emmys and Oscars, and creating more and more mainstream hits. Then 2017 happened. Amazon faced a serious shake-up with the loss of three executives in eight days, and Disney put the wheels in motion to acquire Fox as well as preparing to launch its own streaming service, making 2017 a year of serious changes.

The next few years are going to be a difficult time for streaming. By acquiring Fox, Disney will have a majority stake in Hulu, and control NowTV through majority stakes in Fox and Sky, as well as the permanent distribution rights to thousands of hours of content. Along with this, Disney’s streaming service is due to launch in late 2019, and there are rumours that Apple will buy Netflix by the end of 2018 on the back of repatriating billions of dollars in profit back to the US.

We’ve basically reached a market dominated by billion dollar companies in record time, so if other streaming services are going to stay afloat, there need to be some big changes to how things are done. The days of shrugging off huge financial losses, and giving employees free reign are over, and this is some of what needs to be done if streaming services are going to survive…

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JG Moore is a writer and filmmaker from the south of England. He also works as an editor and VFX artist, and has a BA in Media Production from the University Of Winchester.

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