Risk of streaming fatigue as Walmart, AT&T, Disney join fray

NEW YORK — Walmart, AT&T and Disney are joining stalwarts such as Netflix in streaming video and creating original shows.

But a reality is setting in: Not all will survive.

article continues below

Over the past week, Walmart announced plans to partner with MGM Studios on original shows for its video-on-demand service Vudu, while AT&T's WarnerMedia said it would create its own streaming service centred on HBO and Turner properties. Disney, meanwhile, is buying Fox's entertainment businesses to beef up its planned streaming service .

These companies are trying to keep up with the changing tastes of consumers as they shed traditional cable subscriptions. But consumers have limited funds to spend. Wedbush analyst Dan Ives says streaming video will ultimately "have a few clear winners and a graveyard of those vendors that will fail."

Read Related Topics

© Copyright 2018 Prince George Citizen

THERMOSTAT CONTROL AT HOME POLL

Who controls the thermostat in your house?

or  view results

Sign Up For Our e-Newsletter!

Popular Citizen

Community Event Calendar


Find out what's happening in your community and submit your own local events.

Lowest Gas Prices in Prince George
Prince George Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com