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The options of what we can watch continue to expand at a frenetic pace. We can thank the power of online video streaming, and the competition for content that’s heating up.
According to a Wall Street Journal article, Amazon has “more than doubled the number of television shows and movies it offers its video-streaming subscribers.” And by executing a new licensing deal with the cable channel Epix, as well as its recent content deals with Warner Bros. and MGM, Amazon is powering up its ability to compete with Netflix and Hulu LLC. According to the same WSJ article, Netflix has “roughly 50,000 shows and movies” and Hulu offers “more than 58,400 videos.”
In a recent Home Projectionist post, it was reported that, according to Broadcast Newsroom, an “estimated 3.4 billion movies will be streamed online in 2012.” The numbers are staggering.
Could it be that the days of red envelopes and red machines may come to a close sooner than was ever expected?
More options are great for people at home (Home Projectionists!) who are constantly on the prowl for compelling programming to share with their family and friends.
Will too much ever be enough?