The Subscription Economy Disrupts the Movie Industry

In 2017, it is hard not to notice the plethora of available subscription services. Consumer options run the gamut from beauty boxes to recipe delivery to car shares. This glut of subscription services is a reflection of the new subscription economy, in which traditional pay-per-product (or service) companies are moving toward subscription-based business models. One of the most ubiquitous and popular services that has emerged from the subscription economy is streaming. Some argue the proliferation of streaming services threaten the film industry, as younger audiences prefer to stream, only venturing to theaters for blockbusters. This shift to in-home viewing...

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