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Digital content has gone through significant changes in past couple of decades. From DVDs to internet streaming, from Blu-ray to 4k, HD and from TVs to desktops to mobile, viewing patterns have transformed and so has the economics of the industry.
For example: Netflix’s business model of On-demand streaming is a whopping 4.7 billion USD business with over 10 million subscribers. Consequentially, many alternate business models are facing the heat.
One of them is EST [Electronica-sell-through], a method of media distribution whereby consumers pay a one-time fee to download a media file for storage on a hard drive. Top few players in this space are Amazon Video on Demand, Microsoft’s Zune platform and Walmart’s VUDU.
The contest has 5 Estimation objectives that will help EST providers understand key patterns and shifts in the way consumers are consuming digital content are:
Solvers are expected to download and fill the excel file provided by the name “CAX_Estimation_template_CrowdANALYTIX_ID_ddmmyy”under Data tab.
While submitting the file, rename it using
one submission per objective will be awarded 150 USD.
There are 5 objectives making the total price pool to be 750 USD.