Who are the winners and losers in the media industry in a post-Covid environment? Video streaming has proven to be the dominant trend in viewership, as seen in the success of Disney+ and launches of Paramount+ and Discovery+. The user-generated creator economy continues upward growth in apps such as TikTok and Snapchap, while short-form mobile apps such as Quibi flopped. Vertical integration continues to be important, with Amazon announcing plans to acquire MGM Studios, while Apple and Netflix continue to spend on original content. Studios continue to experiment with timing and pricing releases to theater and streaming services. What are the policy implications of these trends in the media industry?
- Jean Barnard, Portfolio Manager and Director of Research, Kennedy Capital Management, Inc.
- Thomas Hazlett, Hugh H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics, John E. Walker Department of Economics, Clemson University
- Laura Martin, Managing Director, Entertainment, Cable and Media, Needham & Company LLC
- Michael Smith, Moderator, J. Erik Jonsson Professor of Information Technology and Marketing, Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College and Tepper School of Business
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