If streaming services start serving up blockbuster content simultaneously with movie theaters, will the services’ terms of service change to ensure enough monthly revenue to make the numbers work? Imagination Connoisseur, Desmond, asks about the future of the motion picture business in the 21st Century.

Hi Toyman,

Hope you are well.

Given the changing criteria of movie releases from studios and streaming platforms (Disney, HBO and more) with simultaneous releases does this potentially open the door
for streaming services to enforce minimum contract terms of 12 months or 18 months like mobile phone contracts?

This Allows for locked in financial income and projections for the services across the year and by keeping wide spread content releases over the year this seems to also re-enforce the contract tenancy for users to commit to longer subscriptions to increase subscriber volumes playing into yearly profits and shareholder stocks on the stock market.

Your thoughts?

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