Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Off the Beaten Path: Niche Subscription Video Services Between Boom and Bubble

Are you a fan of horror movies? Anime? Arthouse? British dramas? Whatever your off-the-beaten-path obsession is, there’s a subscription video service just for people like you out there.

Parks Associates estimates that there are now close to 100 video subscription services in the U.S. and Canada. Barely a week goes by without a network or a studio announcing the launch of another subscription service, with many betting on niche programming to establish themselves next to giants like Netflix. But do consumers really want that many standalone services? Or are we about to reach peak niche, with inevitable consolidation ahead?

From the article "Off the Beaten Path: Niche Subscription Video Services Between Boom and Bubble" by Janko Roettgers.

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