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The rise and rise of media streaming

This is the third of 12 primers on current affairs issues that are part of the outreach programme for The Straits Times-Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz.

Just 10 years ago, catching a television show or movie meant everyone gathering around a big screen and being made to watch the same thing.

Now, with the boom of over-the-top (OTT) subscription-based streaming services, people sitting in the same room can watch their own shows on their own screens.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 15, 2019, with the headline 'The rise and rise of media streaming'. Print Edition | Subscribe