In 2007, people rolled their eyes when Netflix first decided to stream movies rather than just mail you DVDs. But fast-forward about a decade, and companies such as Disney are pushing nearly meme-able amounts of content out onto their streaming services.

Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and other streaming companies now generate an incredible amount of original content — 160 scripted shows, almost a third of the record 495 on all of TV, according to FX Networks Research.

Netflix is the most popular platform for watching TV

Chart shows platform that respondents said they use the most often.

0

10

20

30 percent

39.7

Netflix

Basic cable

& broadcast

20.1

17

YouTube

Other

8.7

7.5

Hulu

Premium

cable

3.5

Amazon

Prime Video

3.4

Online services also now make almost a third of all original scripted series

Online services

Basic cable & broadcast

Premium cable

300 original scripted series

290

227

160

150

45

33

6

0

2011

2018

Source: Data for Netflix as preferred platform

from Cowen and Co. Consumer Tracking Survey,

May 2018. Data on estimated number of

original scripted series from FX Network

Research as of Dec. 5, 2018.

Netflix is the most popular platform for watching TV

Chart shows platform that respondents said they use the most often.

0

10

20

30 percent

39.7

Netflix

Basic cable

& broadcast

20.1

17

YouTube

Other

8.7

7.5

Hulu

Premium cable

3.5

Amazon

Prime Video

3.4

Online services also now make almost a third of all original scripted series

Premium cable

Online services

Basic cable & broadcast

300 original scripted series

290

227

160

150

45

33

6

0

2011

2018

Source: Data for Netflix as preferred platform from Cowen and Co. Consumer Tracking Survey, May

2018. Data on estimated number of original scripted series from FX Network Research as of

Dec. 5, 2018.

Netflix is the most popular platform for watching TV

Online services also now make almost a third of all original scripted series

Online services

Basic cable & broadcast

Chart shows platform that respondents said they use the most often.

Premium cable

0

10

20

30 percent

300 original scripted series

290

39.7

Netflix

Basic cable

& broadcast

227

20.1

17

YouTube

160

150

Other

8.7

7.5

Hulu

Premium

cable

3.5

45

33

Amazon

Prime Video

6

3.4

0

2011

2018

Source: Data for Netflix as preferred platform from Cowen and Co. Consumer Tracking Survey, May 2018. Data on

estimated number of original scripted series from FX Network Research as of Dec. 5, 2018.

An estimated 33 million Americans cut the cord on cable in 2018, so it’s no surprise that more companies want in on the streaming game. Here are some of the new streaming options joining the fray, and how they plan to break into an already crowded market.

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Disney+

The strategy: Disney owns your childhood (and probably your present and future), so it’s betting you’ll pay up for your favorite shows and movies.

Cost: $6.99/month or $69.99/year. A bundle with Hulu and ESPN+ will be available for $12.99/month.

Launch date: Nov. 12

With so many brands under the Disney umbrella, it’d probably be easier to name the franchises that don’t belong to the House of Mouse. From powerhouses such as Star Wars and Marvel to animated classics such as “The Lion King,” Disney has a massive stable of beloved shows and movies to attract subscribers to its new Disney+ streaming platform. On top of that, it also has some new shows with big names attached (see below).

Netflix has a lot to lose in this competition. Disney content makes up 8 to 12 percent of Netflix’s total viewership in the United States, according to estimates from video-measurement firm 7Park Data. (Netflix itself doesn’t release official viewership numbers.) Once the pair’s distribution deals come to an end, all of that content will be available only on Disney+ — as will newer releases, such as this year’s “Captain Marvel” or the upcoming “Frozen 2.”

“Captain Marvel,” Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie, will be the first theatrically released Disney movie exclusively available on Disney+. (Marvel Studios)

The Disney-Fox merger also makes Disney the majority stakeholder in Hulu, but don’t expect too much crossover there. Disney+ focuses on five family-friendly brands: Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar and National Geographic. Hulu will get other properties that don’t fit that mold, such as its show “The Handmaid’s Tale” or Fox’s “Deadpool.” Fox Searchlight and FX could also produce new adult-oriented original content for Hulu.

Notable original series

Star Wars

Two series are set, including the Jon Favreau-directed “The Mandalorian” and the revival of animated series “The Clone Wars.”

Marvel

Tom Hiddleston features in a Loki miniseries, Scarlet Witch and Vision have “WandaVision,” and Bucky Barnes and Sam Wilson team up for “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.”

Nostalgic reboots

What team? Wildcats! Disney has adapted movie franchises such as “High School Musical” and “Monsters Inc.” into new TV series.

Apple TV+

The strategy: You get free shows! And you get free shows! Everybody gets free shows! (But only if you buy our products.That’ll be $1,000 for an iPhone, please.)

Cost: $4.99/month, or free for one year when you purchase a new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or Apple TV.

Launch date: Nov. 1

Apple’s upcoming service offers both original content and access to existing services such as HBO. What’s key, however, is its plan to make its original content free for one year to those who purchase a new Apple device. The upcoming TV app will come pre-installed and will allow users to AirPlay from their mobile devices directly to their Apple TV systems.

Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine production company has partnered with Apple. (Getty Images for Disney)

Oprah Winfrey will also be creating content on the new platform. (AP)

College students can also get free access to Apple TV+ with an Apple Music student subscription for $4.99/month. This bundle will only be available for a “limited time” according to the Apple website, though its unclear what the exact time frame is.

Apple planned to spend $1 billion on original content in 2018. It’s already gotten attention for some of the big names it has attracted, and the first shows will drop on Nov. 1 when the service launches.

Notable partnerships

Oprah Winfrey

Apple announced a multiyear partnership to create programs “that embrace [Oprah’s] incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world.”

Reese Witherspoon

Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine production company is producing multiple series, including “The Morning Show,” a splashy drama about a morning news show, starring Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell.

Steven Spielberg

Spielberg’s Amblin Television and NBCUniversal will partner with Apple to reboot Spielberg’s 1980s anthology series “Amazing Stories,” a fantasy-horror cult classic.

Facebook Watch

Facebook has been dealing with mounting privacy headaches in recent years, but its Facebook Watch platform wants to use the information it already has on you to entice you to stay tuned. Video recommendations are personalized based on what you and your friends are already watching. You can also organize a Watch Party, allowing you and your friends to all watch and comment on a show at the same time.

Elizabeth Olsen and Kelly Marie Tran play sisters in “Sorry for Your Loss.” (Facebook Watch)

From left: Adrienne Banfield-Norris, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith and Willow Smith on “Red Table Talk.” (Stan Evans/Red Table Talk)

According to a survey in August of last year, 50 percent of adult Facebook users weren’t even aware of the streaming service, though it had been available for a year. Still, Facebook is betting big on its streaming platform — it was expected to spend $1 billion to $2 billion on original content in 2018, and it recently inked deals with European broadcasters for Facebook-exclusive content. (It plans to have all content made by third-party partners).

Notable original shows

Dramas

Sorry for Your Loss,” starring Elizabeth Olsen, and “SKAM Austin,” a teen drama, got positive reviews and recently aired their second seasons.

Talk shows

Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Red Table Talk” has been particularly buzzy this year for its revealing conversations with celebrities.

Reality shows

Facebook partnered with MTV and Bunim-Murray Productions to reinvent “The Real World” and hosts multiple celebrity reality shows such as “Will Smith’s Bucket List.”

DC Universe

The strategy: It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s — *deep breath* — TV shows, movies, comics, an encyclopedia, a shop, forums and basically all the content a comics fan could want.

Cost: $7.99/month or $74.99/year.

Launch date: Already available.

Unlike the other three companies already mentioned, DC is aiming to go deep with a specific audience rather than wide for a general one. DC Universe, which launched in September 2018, is primarily for comics and superhero fans. In addition to TV shows and movies, it features a digital archive of comics that you can read online (basically DC’s version of Marvel Unlimited). There’s a community forum for fans to chat, an online shop where you can buy collectibles and even an encyclopedia of DC superheroes.

Ryan Potter plays Beast Boy, left, and Brenton Thwaites plays Robin in “Titans.” (Warner Bros./DC Entertainment)

DC Universe has debuted multiple original shows — “Titans” and “Doom Patrol” were both renewed for second seasons — and has plans for more. But its library currently has obvious gaps. Recent live-action DC movies like “Aquaman” and “Shazam!” have their streaming rights tied up at HBO. CW TV shows, such as “Arrow” and “Supergirl,” are locked in at Netflix.

Notable original shows

Titans

The live-action series is a violent take on the Teen Titans comic series, featuring Robin/Dick Grayson as a cop who’s trying to get out of Batman’s shadow.

Doom Patrol

The Doom Patrol team was introduced in Episode 4 of “Titans” and spun-off into its own series starring Timothy Dalton and Brendan Fraser.

Harley Quinn

This animated series will be an adult action-comedy that follows the titular character after she breaks up with the Joker.

There are a few other notable services that have launched or will launch next year:

IMDb TV: Previously known as IMDb Freedive, this Amazon-owned service is an ad-supported one that focuses more on an older catalogue of TV shows and movies. It also gives access to some IMDb original shows, such as the animated “You’re Not A Monster.”

AT&T TV: AT&T has rolled this out in a few markets, with a national rollout planned for next year. It offers the same content as the company’s DirecTV satellite service but in a streaming form, and therefore costs much more than the other streaming platforms listed so far. The cheapest plan costs $60 a month for about 70 channels.

HBO Max: The platform launches in May for $15/month and will draw from WarnerMedia’s massive stable of assets, including “Friends” (which leaves Netflix in 2020), and multiple exclusive streaming deals. These exclusives include fan favorites such as all of Studio Ghibli’s animated movies, “Doctor Who” and “The Big Bang Theory.”

Peacock: Slated for April 2020, NBCUniversal’s new service will include streaming powerhouses such as “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation.” Reboots of “Battlestar Galactica” and “Punky Brewster” are also planned.

In the meantime, you can also already subscribe to these popular services:

Basic: $8.99/month (no HD)
Standard: $12.99/month (HD)
Premium: $15.99/month (4k)

Shows include:Stranger Things,” “BoJack Horseman,” “Queer Eye”

Some ads: $5.99/month
No ads: $11.99/month
With live TV: $44.99/month

Shows include:The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Harlots,” “Difficult People”

Prime membership: $119/year, $59/year for students

Shows include:The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “The Boys,” “Homecoming

Standard: $11.99/mo
Family: $17.99/mo (six users)
Student: $6.99/mo

Shows include: “Cobra Kai,” “Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television”

$14.99/mo

Shows include:Game of Thrones,” “Sharp Objects,” “Veep

$8.99/mo

Shows include:Outlander,” “American Gods

$10.99/mo

Shows include:Twin Peaks,” “Homeland,” “Shameless

Some ads: $5.99/mo
No ads: $9.99/mo

Shows include:Star Trek: Discovery,” “The Good Fight

Correction: A previous version of this story included outdated information that a Facebook Watch Party could only be organized by the admin of a group. A Watch Party can now be organized by anyone.

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Source: Post research. Illustrations by Shelly Tan. Originally published Jan. 7, 2019.

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