"In addition to Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, both of which have more than 100 million people with access to their respective subscription video offerings, Walmart would be competing with the likes of Hulu, YouTube, AT&T, Dish and Sony, all of which are trying to lure customers to their on-demand or live video subscriptions", according to CNET. Walmart is of the belief that those on the U.S. coasts are more likely to subscribe to Netflix et al., and that the center of the country is ripe with potential customers.
Subscription on-demand revenue represents the largest annual growth - up by 38% in 2017 - while growth in pay-TV subscription revenues dropped by 2.7% year-on-year. In 2017, the average daily viewing time was recorded to be three hours, 22 minutes.
More content is being watched on mobile devices, with 16-34 year olds leading the charge, Ofcom said.
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Ted Sarandos, a chief content officer at Netflix, in an earnings interview Monday, said original content is the future of streaming, according to Quartz. Free services like Tubi and Roku Channel have libraries of nonexclusive movies and TV shows, while Sony's Crackle combined shows from Sony's library with exclusive original programming and non-exclusive acquired shows. The study estimated that almost 44% of those 765 million people will use Netflix. Some 44% reported having a smart TV, with 83% of those being connected to home broadband services. TV dongles and streaming boxes are now used by 11% of households to view VOD, up from 5% in 2016.
"Today's research finds that what we watch and how we watch it are changing rapidly, which has profound implications for United Kingdom television". Walmart already has an established digital streaming service with Vudu, which offers thousands of titles to buy or rent and an ad-suported free streaming element, Movies On Us, which operates via ad-supported funding. These challenges can not be underestimated.