Why ChatGPT and Generative AI Are a Mortal Threat to Disney, Netflix and Most Hollywood Studios (Tech Strategy – Podcast 150)

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This week’s podcast is about how generative AI is disrupting content creation. This is a major tech shift and a lot of big incumbents (such as Netflix and Disney) are going to be impacted.

You can listen to this podcast here, which has the slides and graphics mentioned. Also available at iTunes and Google Podcasts.

Here is the link to the China Tech Tour.

Generative AI companies to try:

  • OpenAI / ChatGPT
  • OpenAI / DALL-E
  • Midjourney
  • Synthesia
  • AIVA
  • Lexica
  • Wellsaidlabs

5 Winners in Generative AI

  • Specific, niche content creators, usually based on people. Such as sports content, game shows, and reality TV. Also, some creators with do very but will follow a power law.
  • Content production tied to community or services
  • Audience builder platforms 

  • Learning platforms

  • Creator tools providers with standardization Network Effects, such as Adobe.

 

2 Likely Losers in Generative AI

  • Content publishers. These intermediaries (such as book publishers) don’t have much of a role unless they unless they control demand or distribution.
  • Stand alone content creators. Content can be created in house and purchased. They will struggle with coming wave of high-quality, free content. That’s Disney, Netflix, most tv studios. Basically, any business that has been relying on scale in content creation. Economies of scale in content production disappearing – especially in animation. Barriers to entry are going away. Companies like Disney and Netflix needs to become audience builder platforms ASAP. They need to expand from mass market to micro markets.

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Related articles:

From the Concept Library, concepts for this article are:

  • Generative AI: Cheap and Fast Content Creation

From the Company Library, companies for this article are:

  • Disney
  • Netflix
  • Amazon Video
  • OpenAI / ChatGPT
  • OpenAI / DALL-E
  • Midjourney
  • Synthesia
  • AIVA
  • Lexica
  • Wellsaidlabs

Photo by freestocks on Unsplash

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