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The May report begins with the discussions toward the Data Act proposal within the European Union (EU) and with the United Kingdom’s new regulation on video-on-demand (VOD) services. It also deals with online Amazon’s e-book returns policy that is strongly criticized by several authors. Then, the report turns to Netflix’s loss of subscribers, which shows that the pioneer of VOD services is increasingly challenged by a growing number of platforms, generating at the same time concerns toward the sustainability of the VOD services’ business model. In addition, the report emphasizes the global expansion of several streamers, such as Paramount Plus, Disney Plus, Viaplay, and highlights new data about the business plans and strategic partnerships of streaming platforms, focusing on Amazon, Apple Music, Netflix.


    Streaming platforms: between new regulation and sustainability of their business model

    Global watch
    17 May 2022