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Streamingtjänster av film och dess framtida utveckling som substitut för illegal nedladdning: Konsumenternas syn på digitala tjänster och de förbättringar som krävs för ett hållbart paradigmskifte
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this paper we aim to delve deeper into the film industry and how their approach to streaming services such as Netflix might be the solution to the problems with piracy (people downloading illegally instead of paying for the products) - but before they can change the mindset of people, they have to overcome some issues that might make it hard for the film industry to adapt a fully functionable streaming sollution in the veins of Spotify. To come up with some conclusions regarding this matter, we focused our study on the consumers rather than the industry in order to get a better understanding about what the consumers think about the streaming services of film that are offered today. We used both surveys and interviews in order to gather information regarding the consumers thoughts on how the landscape of film distribution has evolved to a point where Video-on-Demand offers the opportunity to watch movies and TV-series whereever and whenever they want. Our research shows that the majority of consumers are willing to pay for streaming services of film and hold the new technology in high regard. However, the concensus among the consumers that were involved in our study shows that the streaming services offered today have to evolve even further in the future before it can fully work as a substitute for illegal downloading. The film industry has to overcome the problem with illegal downloading, expand their library of movies to give more value for the subscription money and above all continue to develop their streaming services by listening to what the consumers want.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 38 p.
Series
Informatik Student Paper Bachelor (INFSPB), 2013.11
Keyword [sv]
Streaming, nedladdning, digitala tjänster
National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-73400OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-73400DiVA: diva2:631386
Educational program
Digital Media Production
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2013-06-20 Created: 2013-06-20 Last updated: 2013-06-20Bibliographically approved

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