The pace of change in streaming is dizzying. In just a few short years, we’ve seen many of streaming’s most accepted truths being overturned: Netflix and Disney+ have added ad-supported subscription tiers, and Amazon’s become one of the world’s biggest sports rights holders. Post-pandemic, most major movie studios have also slashed the length of their theatrical release windows, with blockbuster movies now going almost straight to streaming if you’re willing to pay a premium for access. Meanwhile, FAST channels have exploded in popularity around the world despite the long-held assumption that the convenience of VoD had killed linear viewing.
The one thing that’s constant here is change. That, a lot of acronyms: AVoD, FAST, SVoD, PPV, and even Electronic Sell Through (EST) or “Premiere Access” as it’s known on Disney+. Anyone for streaming Scrabble?
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