Apple TV+ launched on November 1, 2019 and features A-listers and creatives, such as Steve Carell, M. Night Shyamalan, Steven Spielberg, and J.J Abrams. Subsequently, Disney+ launched on November 12, 2019 and boasts an impressive library of nostalgia-invoking and ubiquitous content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. Remarkably, Disney+ surpassed 10 million subscribers on its launch day. NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock launches on April 2020 and HBO Max launches in May 2020. Not to be made irrelevant, Netflix struck deals for NBC’s Seinfeld and to distribute and develop Nickelodeon’s library.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on November 30, 2019. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Sistoso, Robert, "Streaming Wars and ACE: Screen and Content Competitors but Friends against Piracy and Copyright Infringement" (2019). AELJ Blog. 215.