Costos crecientes del steaming televisivo infographic
El gráfico muestra el coso ascendente de los servicios de streaming televisivo.


Los costos crecientes de los servicios de streaming services

By Ninian Carter

August 16, 2023 - Los días del streaming barato están llegando a su fin, los estudios están subiendo sus precios para competir con la expansión de los paquetes de TV por cable que hace unos 15 años los usuarios empezaron a abandonar en favor de Netflix.

In the United States over the past few years, people have been leaving cable TV, enticed by the low prices of streaming services such as Netflix and Disney+, who between them now have nearly 400 million subscribers worldwide.

Soaring interest rates, which have made borrowing more expensive, together with cinema audiences not back to pre-pandemic levels, has taken its toll on movie studios, with the likes of Warner Bros and Disney seeing their stock values more than half.

Now Wall Street has grown impatient with the largely loss-making streaming services and global prices are going up.

Netflix is raising it's ad-free tier from $9.99 a month to $15.49 – a rise of 55%. Disney+ subscribers will soon have to pay $13.99 a month, a staggering increase of 75% on what it charged in October 2022.

Price increases could backfire if cash-strapped households decide to drop their costly subscriptions entirely – a risk studio executives seem prepared to take.

PUBLISHED: 16/08/2023; STORY: Graphic News