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.
Disney will bundle its three streaming services, Disney+, ESPN+ and the ad-supported Hulu starting in November.
Beyond ballooning content and acquisition costs, fueled by costly debt, there are five additional obstacles that will challenge Netflix’s streaming dominance.
Online-only television packages are getting pricier to the point that they’re approaching the same fees paid for traditional cable.
Starting in 2020, films released by Lionsgate will be distributed on the Hulu streaming service, and FX, the basic-cable channel now owned by Disney after the takeover of Fox.
Last week, Disney and Comcast came to terms whereby Disney would take sole control over Hulu. Comcast will remain a silent partner until 2024
The long-awaited buyout of Fox by Disney, which was announced in December 2017, is officially scheduled to close March 20th.
After years of internal divisions, family squabbles, lawsuits, and sexual harassment investigations, Viacom and CBS are starting to resemble real companies again.
Apple is expected to finally announce its new streaming service during the company’s March 25th conference.
The Hulu streaming service reached more than 25 million subscribers at the end of 2018. On a year-over-year basis Hulu subscriber growth rose 48%.