How Much Is Too Much? The Coming Avalanche in Streaming Entertainment

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I’m not sure any of us are prepared for the implications of new entrants Peacock, HBO Max and Quibi

Brace yourself. What’s coming in the next three to six months is nothing less than all-out war between three new streaming services — Peacock, HBO Max and Quibi — in an entertainment landscape that already has three major players in Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu and more minor players in Amazon, Apple, Starz and CBS All Access.

I’m not sure any of us are prepared for the implications of this. The rise of standalone services that silo entertainment into separate, paid ecosystems — where users will have to hunt and peck to find their favorite shows, as well as figure out what new show is worth watching and where — is going to be a doozy.

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Sharon Waxman

Sharon Waxman

Sharon Waxman, is the founder, CEO and Editor in Chief of TheWrap. She is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, and was a Hollywood correspondent for The New York Times.