IndieWire, a recent Reelgood audit looked into the libraries of eight leading streaming services in the US, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Peacock, Hulu, Max, Disney+, Paramount+ and Apple TV+, to assess their growth over the past two years.According to the data, Paramount+ had 2,302 movie titles available on October 17, 2022, which has been reduced to 830 movies by October 15, 2023.
This means the film library suffered a 64 per cent drop, losing 1,472 titles in the span of 363 days.The TV catalogue on the streaming service, however, increased by three per cent.Max, formely known as HBO Max, was the other streaming service to see cuts.
The film library lost 390 titles from October 2022 to October 2023, a 15 per cent drop from 2,558 films to 2,168 films. The TV library, however, nearly doubled in size due to the addition of Discovery+.Warner Bros., who own Max, has received significant criticism over the past year for shelving films before release – including Batgirl and Coyote Vs.
Acme.Other streaming services, meanwhile, have only grown. Peacock and Hulu saw the biggest increase, with the former’s movie library going up by 47 per cent between 2022 and 2023, while Hulu’s doubled.Read more on nme.com