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Streaming services disrupt the media industry and job market

Jan. 11, 2018

If you’re a red carpet addict with a love for cinema and television like me, you probably tuned into the Golden Globes on last week, and you may be counting down the days until the Oscar nominees are announced.

Recently, streaming services have become such powerful media players that they have grown into award-winning production studios seemingly overnight. For the first time this year, streaming services took home the most Golden Globe awards, beating out cable and network TV. As traditional cable TV providers and movie theaters scramble to keep their audiences, Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime are redefining the film industry. Do their employment trends reflect this change?

It depends. We dug into the data and looked at two of the biggest companies in the independent streaming services category: Netflix and Hulu. Netflix data shows a lot of studio/production jobs currently, while oddly enough Hulu does not have any. What’s more, while Netflix jobs appear to be on a steep incline, it appears that Hulu’s jobs are in decline since Q3 2017.


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