Movie and TV streaming services – Amazon and Apple gearing up to take the market

By September 1, 2010Amazon, Apple, TV

Last week I asked whether the TV and movie industry is ahead of the music industry in the race to build profitable streaming services.  Today there is more news that suggests it is:

It looks like the American consumer will soon have access to a plethora of legal movie and TV services via their broadband provider.  As I discussed with Alan Patrick in the comments to my previous post on this subject that will allow them to pay for the content they want and drop the subscription to the bloated cable TV bundle with tonnes of channels they never watch.  There are clear analogies here with the declining popularity of music albums, many of which are bloated with second rate ‘album tracks’.

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  • Anonymous

    Well comparing it to the wipeout of the music industry hardly a suitable benchmark and until they remove the geolocking all of this will continue to be circumvented by the global market with continued piracy. The core Movie/TV industry unfortunately has baggage that will continue to restrict their ability to reinvent the industry.

  • Hi Damon – good points re the mess that is international rights clearance