Netflix’s Main Competitors
One of the biggest competitive threat to Netflix is most probably Amazon (AMZN). As of the fourth quarter of 2019, Amazon Prime Video had about approx 150 million subscribers a number that’s been increasing at a fast pace over the past two years as the company has increased the production of its original content.
The big news for Hulu came in May 2019 with the announcement of a deal between Comcast and Disney that had Disney purchasing Comcast’s stake in Hulu for a reported $5.8 billion. This puts Disney in full control of Hulu and consolidates the competition as Disney makes a big push into the streaming services field.
There’s been a lot of hype around the streaming service offered by Walt Disney. Disney+ is an on-demand, commercial-free service which houses the entire library of Disney movies along with original Disney TV series. Included in the library are titles from Pixar, Marvel, features from the Star Wars enterprise, as well as National Geographic options.
HBO on Demand is the over-the-top (OTT) service of the premium television network HBO, which was founded in the United States in 1972 by Time Inc. and which today belongs to WarnerMedia Group. Its streaming video offering began in 2010 with the launch of HBO Go, an on-demand platform available for free to all HBO subscribers through a pay-TV operator with all its TV series and movies online to be watched anytime, anywhere, and from any device.