There are now well over 200 streaming platforms out there with more opening up each day. For an independent filmmaker this can become a challenging predicament. One option can be to book the film on every platform as long as there is no cost. But managing too many platforms can be time-consuming and easily lead to a nervous breakdown.
The answer is to focus on a few of the major platforms in the two most meaningful categories: Subscription (SVOD) and Transactional (TVOD):
Subscription (SVOD): You pay a monthly fee and, in exchange, you can watch an unlimited number of films. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Sony Playstation.
Transactional (TVOD): You pay each time you click to see a film. iTunes, Google Play, Fandango Now.