Streaming eats into cinema, Netflix cuts costs, Telstra buys Fetch: Vertical Hold Ep 384
Is the silver screen on the way out, killed by streaming media — and who’s winning the streaming wars? Meanwhile, what’s going to happen to a Telstra-owned Fetch TV service? Special guest TV Blackbox’s Steve Molk!
The cinema brings to mind all sorts of cliches — the big screen, the even bigger sound, rolling jaffas down aisles if you’re an Australian of a certain age… but in 2022, is it an idea whose time has passed as consumers flock to streaming services — and what will we lose if cinema dies?
Speaking of streaming media, Netflix is facing big challenges with stock price drops and fierce competition from the likes of Disney+, Paramount and more. How can Netflix maintain its dominant position — and should it?
Closer to home, Telstra announced some time back that it was buying 51% of local PVR/Streaming service Fetch TV. But Telstra’s already got a deal with Roku, and Fetch has big deals with the likes of Optus and iiNet… so what’s in Fetch’s future, and how will that affect Aussie consumers?