The Increased Fragmentation of the Streaming Market
Following Netflix, Amazon and Disney, more and more companies are trying to establish their own streaming service, and lock programs behind a subscription wall.
Doctor Who, a 50-year ABC staple, will become a Disney Plus exclusive next year. Netflix is also set to have subscriptions with ads later this month. This trend of locking programs, including free-to-air shows, behind a paid subscription comes at a cost to consumers, and has changed viewing habits considerably.
Dr Marc C-Scott, a senior lecturer in screen media at Victoria University talks about the potential futures of entertainment.