A long year of entertainment and information overload
On January 2 2020, Netflix’s share price was hovering at £237.
Just 377 days later, it peaked at £421.
That 77% increase, and record high, is one part of the entertainment industry’s total transformation, brought about by monumental and global changes in consumer behaviour. The COVID-19 pandemic has, at one point or another, confined most of the world to home and, stripped of our ability to pursue hobbies and interests, we have turned almost exclusively to our TVs for virtual comfort.
Or social media, for virtual companionship.