In times of Corona the motto is social isolation and the cinemas are closed anyway -- but video streaming is booming, not surprisingly. In order to reduce the resulting data load and thus protect the infrastructure, video portals such as YouTube or Netflix already deliver their videos with lower data rates.
According to an current study, Americans currently watch an average of 8 hours of streamed video content per day in their lockdown and subscribe to about 4 different services. Which ones, the study does not reveal, but according to other reports Disney+ and Netflix are currently experiencing strong growth.
Meanwhile, a number of movies that have recently been released or are about to be released are already available on video-on-demand. As heise reports, Universal Pictures is achieving unexpected record results with the film "Trolls World Tour", which can be rented for 48 hours in the USA via various portals for 19.99 dollars. It remains to be seen, however, whether the increased rental price will make up for the lost cinema business.
Trolls World Tour
By the way, "Parasite", whose success in home cinema has already been a topic of discussion here, continues to enjoy great popularity -- the film has also been available to Hulu subscribers since April 8th and became the second most-watched film in the current offer there within just one week. This makes it more successful than films like "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" or "Transformers: The Last Knight", both of which have been on view for much longer.