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Forecast: Netflix streaming usage to double in five years

  • Netflix (NFLX -1%) will see U.S. streaming usage of 26B hours by 2018, double the level of this year, according to a forecast from TDG.
  • The research firm sees Netflix's subscription rate growth leveling out in 2020 as challengers abound.
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  • James Sands
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    I love it, we haven't had a TV or cable-satellite subscription in almost 5 years now. Patiently waiting for sports to make the jump to Web and mobile as a separate subscription.

     

    Media companies are desperately hanging on to a subscription business that is being pulled from under them due to stubbornness and lack of recognition of future consumer preferences.

     

    I wouldn't be surprised if 10 years from now HBO, ESPN, etc. are separate spinoffs and purely Internet-TV programs.
    17 Sep 2013, 10:09 AM Reply Like
  • omni.alpha
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    2020 is a long ways away. by that time NFLX current model could be entirely deprecated. I find these forecasts extrapolating current environment so far into the future to be asinine.
    17 Sep 2013, 10:59 AM Reply Like
  • awakeinwa
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    NFLX has a record of evolution that make 2020 impossible to predict
    17 Sep 2013, 06:11 PM Reply Like
  • Sakelaris
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    Challengers to Netflix in the future? Certainly that is a strong possibility. But, then again, for the last three years we have been hearing of challengers to Netflix and, although there are indeed a few competing services now, none of them are really taking on Netflix head-on.

     

    If someone in the US wants one-stop shopping for a huge, diversified selection of both old and recent movies and shows at a low FIXED monthly price, the only real choice at this time is to get a subscription to Netflix streaming, along with the Netflix DVD service.

     

    17 Sep 2013, 07:20 PM Reply Like
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