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The beginning of the end for traditional cable companies may be upon us. More feasible and easy to use cord-cutting options are becoming main streams like Play Station Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV. We mustn't forget who started it all. Netflix and Hulu pioneered the over the top streaming services, then HBO leveraged their hit show Game of Thrones to launch HBO Now. But now the big boys have come to play, Disney and Apple are launching their new streaming services.

Disney+ is quickly going to be the big boy on the block. With their purchase of Star Wars, Marvel and Fox in addition to their existing massive archive there are no other studios in Hollywood with a catalog as deep. It only makes since Disney would want to create their app. If you look at their accusations of not only intellectual properties but also technology (BAMTech, LLC) you can see Disney has been planning this move to Digital for a while. If you have been to Disneyland you understand that Disney is the master of creating a curated and controlled experience. it only makes sense they would want to bring that same experience to their video content online.

Apple TV+... Well, there isn't much to be said yet. Apple is investing in its original content but doesn't have any sort of back catalog of content. So it is yet to be seen if Apple can pull off its streaming service.