It has been another chaotic and fascinating six months in the world of streaming. We’ve seen Netflix accelerate its battle against password sharers, but not much take-up of its ad tier. Some services, such as Disney+, are even starting to remove content, something previously unthinkable. Furthermore, consumers feeling the financial squeeze are having to make decisions as to which services they want to keep paying for. Indeed, younger viewers in particular are happy to cancel subscriptions and then return when there is something they specifically want to watch.
With so much to discuss, it was great to welcome back Tom Merritt from Cordkillers and DTNS. We dived into all the topics above, as well as issues like Netflix getting into live sports (maybe) and whether the distribution of sports rights to streamers actually helps fans.