Thursday, November 07, 2019

Where Do Niche Streamers Fit in a Sea of Services?

To help spur early growth, niche services are using the targeting capabilities of tech giants like Amazon, Roku and Apple to drive new subscriptions (in exchange for a cut of revenue). AMC Networks is among the companies that make their services available through these intermediaries.

“This scenario is exactly why we are seeing increasing interest in aggregation services like Amazon Channels, Roku Channel, even Apple channels now,” says Brett Sappington, senior research director for Parks Associates.

The goal? Hold on to favorable margins. Sappington says consumers are willing to pay more for a service that fits specific needs.

From the article "Where Do Niche Streamers Fit in a Sea of Services?" by Alex Weprin.

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