2013 to 2018 - TV Infographic FINAL

September 6, 2018

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The TV business has been through more change in the past 5 years than most industries see in 50. What it means to “watch TV” has been fundamentally changed by a legion of new TV providers, entirely new behaviors like binge viewing, and the advent of “peak TV”. Streaming providers like Netflix have transformed themselves from technology companies that distribute content, into entertainment companies that create it. Viewers have embraced the opportunity these new options provide, while at the same time struggling to navigate their almost endless choices. It makes you wonder – what will things look like 5 years from now?

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