By Roberto Lago
VP Media, Channel Integration
Once dominated by Netflix and Amazon, subscription services are now losing market share to the new kids on the block offering advertising-based video on demand (AVOD) services. In the pipeline are offerings from premium providers such as Disney+, the Discovery Plus/HBO Max merger and ultimately Netflix’s, which recently backtracked on its no-ads posturing. By 2025, it is estimated that 165MM US viewers will be accessing AVOD content, accounting for 61% of digital video viewers.