The Thriving Digital Content Marketplace
the creative industries are offering audiences more legal choices than ever before – with expanded access to creative content where, when, and on any device they want.
many of these services can be found on , a site created in 2014 to make it easier for consumers to find legitimate access to movies and tv shows online. the search site is ad-free and points audiences toward a number of legal services including itunes, amazon, hulu, and crackle – just to name a few.
- As of year-end 2015, 98 percent of premium films and 94 percent of premium TV series were digitally available on at least one of the online services that were reviewed, including online video-on-demand (VOD) and TV Everywhere on-demand services. What’s more, the online availability of popular and critically acclaimed films was not limited to one or a few online services. 95 percent of premium films and 84 percent of premium TV series were digitally available on at least five of the online services reviewed. ()
- In the United States alone, the creative sector adds more than $1.2 trillion to the national economy and more than 5.5 million direct jobs each year. ()