Apple TV+ subscription service will launch on November 1st for $4.99 a month. However, with only a handful of shows available, it will not frustrate the launch of Disney+ or challenge Netflix in a meaningful way.
In the first three months since becoming the new owner of Fox, Disney has publicly complained about Fox’s weak performance and believes there is more trouble on the horizon.
Netflix’s long-time streaming competitors Hulu and Amazon Prime Video are starting to capture more viewing marketshare.
Part Two: Netflix Trends, International, Feature Films. Through the first six months of 2019, Netflix’s customer acquisition costs have ballooned to $292 per subscriber.
Part One: Netflix Subscribers and Exclusivity. Netflix lost subscribers in the United States for the first time in nearly a decade. The next battleground in streaming will take place over content exclusivity.
CBS and Viacom have reunited as one company after two failed attempts since 2016. The new company will be named ViacomCBS.
Disney will bundle its three streaming services, Disney+, ESPN+ and the ad-supported Hulu starting in November.
By reclaiming their content from licensees to launch standalone streaming services, traditional media companies are sailing headlong into uncharted waters.
Beyond ballooning content and acquisition costs, fueled by costly debt, there are five additional obstacles that will challenge Netflix’s streaming dominance.
NBCUniversal, who competed against Disney for Fox, is planning to follow Disney’s lead in India with the purchase of Zee Entertainment.