Why Stand-Alone Studio Channels Don't Threaten Amazon and Netflix

"The video-streaming sector is getting crowded," says Claire Atkinson in a New York Post article. Time Warner (NYSE: TWX  ) has launched a video-streaming service for $9.99 a month, with deep access to the famed studio's back catalog. Cable channel AMC (NASDAQ: AMCX  ) and on-the-air broadcaster CBS (NYSE: CBS  ) are launching similar online assets. How could Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX  ) possibly survive in a world full of direct access to individual content producers?

In this video, Fool contributor Anders Bylund explains why a spectrum of stand-alone studio channels will never measure up to a well-rounded content aggregator like Netflix -- even if the price were right (which it isn't, in this case). If anything, content collection products from Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) and Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) might pose a threat, if the tech giants find ways to work around middlemen like Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN  ) and Netflix.

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