Media Streaming Services

Goals

To build a comprehensive review of the media streaming services in the industry, including Netflix , Amazon , Disney+ , Hulu , HBO Max , CBS All Access , ESPN + , WarnerMedia , Youtube TV , SlingTV , Peacock , Basic Cable, and Satellite. For each service, find the summary of the service, when it started, the strengths and weaknesses of the service , the price points , key content and titles , current number of subscribers , 2020 expected number of subscribers , content spend (how much are they spending on original, new, and total content ), how many people are allowed to watch at a time per plan, and % legacy content viewership.

Early Findings

Netflix

  • Netflix currently has 151 million paid subscribers worldwide as of 2019Q2.
  • The number increases to 158 million if free trials were included.

Amazon Prime

  • According to a Statista report, Amazon Prime Video had 26 million subscribers in the US at the end of 2017, and this number has now reached 40 million.
  • Amazon’s subscription streaming service is known as Prime Video, and Prime members can access proprietary content and other licensed shows. Amazon Prime’s worldwide subscribers now are over 75 million and could reach 100 million by the end of 2020, according to BMO Capital.

Disney+

  • The company forecasts 19.18 million paying subscribers by 2024 in the United States alone.
  • Disney executives project between 60 million and 90 million global subscribers by 2024, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Hulu

HBO Max

  • AT&T and WarnerMedia are betting big on HBO Max. AT&T predicted that the service will reach 79 million to 90 million subscribers by 2025, with 50 million in the US.

Youtube TV

  • YouTube TV now has more than one million subscribers, according to a new Bloomberg report citing sources familiar with the matter.

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