The already crowded streaming market is poised to conquer new competitors, such as Apple TV Plus, Disney +, HBO Max, and others to prepare for more established players such as Netflix and Hulu. . These companies are willing to spend a lot of money trying to cope with the competition, Apple apparently spending nearly $ 15 million per episode See, according to a report in the the Wall Street newspaper.
To put this number in perspective, Game of thrones – probably the most expensive TV show ever – it took eight seasons to hit $ 15 million per episode. Apple begins See at a similar cost, which seems like a very big bet to place on a whole new sci-fi series, even with the power of Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard. See is in a post-apocalyptic future where all humanity is blind. The company briefly previewed it when Apple TV Plus was announced.
Upcoming Disney series The mandalorian should cost about $ 10 million per episode but the WSJThe report says it's also seen costs approaching $ 15 million per episode.
These figures are certainly indicators of soaring costs related to the attempt to capture computer graphics and Hollywood blockbuster images. But they also emphasize the importance of companies like Apple and Disney to make their streaming services consistent with their global business models, as they are willing to spend as much money to win the market. It only remains to see if these emissions are really good – and if they are sufficient to keep these services afloat.