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The battle between internet-only giants like Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN) and the rest of the media industry is heating up, and the brawl is easily viewable across your smartphone and television screens.
You may also see it on your monthly credit card statements.
Netflix and Amazon have set their sights, and budgets, on original movies and television series, and the commitment will see through the next year at the least. Their content has become such a big hit in the media industry — and won so many awards — that traditional networks are being forced to expand into the digital world with their own subscriptions.
“Some of the content [online streaming service companies] are providing is different and standout content,” said Tim Westcott, senior principal analyst of television at global research firm IHS Markit. “Not everything exclusive they made has been successful but theyRead More »from The success of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu has cord-cutters rejoicing — and recalculating