01 Nov The State of Streaming in 2022: A Special Report [Variety VIP+]
BY TYLER AQUILINA
November 1, 2022 | While each year of the 2020s has brought major transformation for the ever-changing streaming landscape, 2022 has been perhaps the most transformative yet.
Just ask Netflix. The once untouchable, high-flying king of the streaming sector has found itself on the ropes and embracing changes it resisted for years: cracking down on password sharing, running ads, curtailing the growth of its content spending.
Meanwhile, the streamer’s historic subscriber loss and stock correction in April were a wake-up call for the entire media industry, a jarring affirmation that the perpetual growth they had been chasing with their streaming platforms was never going to be sustainable.
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