(Ap) – In the not-so-distant past, TELEVISION viewers were forced to wait a week for the next episode of their favourite show, divided up by the networks, in a half-hour or hour increments.
FILE PHOTO: The Netflix logo is is shown on a tv screen in this illustration photograph taken in Encinitas, California, USA, on 18 January 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo
Fast-forward to 2019, when members of the media and technology companies, undermining the organisation, and the majority of the viewers of the US TV streaming services will see an average of four hours of content in one sitting, according to Deloitte.
In order to understand how we got here, take a look at Netflix (NFLX.D).
At the beginning of the decade, binge watching involved a VHS tape, DVD, box sets, or the long nights spent glued to a DVR. TV, cable, hits included “Homeland,” and “The Wire,” an hour-long drama with a complex plot-lines, which are needed in order to be considered in order is played.
The view from the “Saturday Night Live” on Sunday, it was normal, and the viewers started to lose track of the broadcast schedule.
In November of 2010, Hulu, which debuted in 2008, and is an ad-supported video-streaming site, has launched the subscription service, including entire seasons of some shows.
At the same time that it was broadcast in a TV program, it was losing the grip on its viewers, Netflix began to invest in original content.
(IMAGE: Netflix’s ten-year number here).
In 2011, struck a deal to be the first original show, the political thriller “House of Cards”. Released all 13 episodes of the first season, on Dec. 1, 2013. That July, followed by the whole of the first season of “Orange is the New Black.”
Viewers were hooked, and the cultural shift is accelerating. “Binge-watch” was a runner up to “selfie” for Oxford Dictionary’s 2013 word of the year.
Netflix argues, for new forms of consumption, and the use of a survey to determine how many people binge-watch, and find out why.
“In our view, the data shows that the majority of streamers would actually prefer to have a whole season of a show at their own pace,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos at the moment.
While some may say that it is ten years in the technical end of a year from now, at the end of this year and will feature many of the conclusions reached in the second decade of the 21st century. And as the new decade begins, the trend may be reversing.
AT&T’s (T. N), the upcoming HBO Max, the streaming service will debut a new episode of the original series in a week. The Walt Disney Co. (DIS.(N) Disney+ will be releasing the episodes on a weekly basis for new series, including the “Star Wars” -related, “The Mandalorian.” Apple’s (AAPL.(O) to be released in three episodes at the same time, for the drama, it’s “The Morning Show”, and “See”, and because of this, most of the other Apple series, and one episode per week.
Media companies have been hoping for a longer release schedule, it will generate a buzz and create more of a shared experience among viewers.
Just like in the old days.
Report by Helen Coster; Editing by Bill Berkrot