How Streaming Video Is Killing the DVD [INFOGRAPHIC]
“Will the DVD die off like the LaserDisc and VHS Tape before it?
There’s a compelling case that streaming video is killing its predecessors. This year, it is estimated, there will be 3.4 billion movie views online, compared with 2.4 billion disc views.
Streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus have racked up tens of millions of subscribers. It’s easy to see why — viewing a movie on a streaming service costs a fraction of the price of viewing a movie on disc.”
With no streaming media aggregator for public libraries (Like Freegal for music, or Overdrive and 3M for eBooks, and Gale, ProQuest and Ebsco for articles) this is a worrisome issue for those whose circulation has a large video component. Acquiring lots of consumer video rights is a complicated, potentially onerous, task.