Streaming Era’s 2nd Wave: Will ‘Shelter-at-Home’ Orders Give New Services a Leg Up?

“It isn’t a zero-sum game,” Kevin Reilly, HBO Max chief content officer, tells TheWrap

The November debuts of Apple TV+ and Disney+ were the first wave of the new streaming era, which is seeing every major media company jostle for superiority in Hollywood’s digital age. The second wave is not far offshore.

In the next two months, three new streaming services — Quibi, Peacock and HBO Max — are set to enter an arena that is quickly filling up. With the coronavirus pandemic forcing everyone to stay inside their own homes, there’s arguably never been a more opportune time to give viewers even more content to watch.

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Tim Baysinger

Tim Baysinger

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