Movies carrying the NC-17 rating have traditionally been difficult to screen and promote, as they were locked out of some movie theater chains and traditional advertising.
The Olympics are usually profitable for broadcasters and show off the future possibilities of media technologies.
There are signs that home movie viewing could meet a resurgence of local movie-going that draws on entertainment conventions that preceded Hollywood’s rise.
Although some have dubbed the flurry of new video services coming out as a ‘streaming war,’ the reality is very different.
‘Cyberlocker’ illegal streaming sites are in a constant cat-and-mouse struggle with law enforcement.
The cost and confusion of having content tied to so many different streaming platforms could ultimately provoke a return to bundling and a pay TV model.