Maybe the most incredible story in video and user generated content is the continued rise of OnlyFans. The UK-owned company reports that it grew revenue 160% to US$932 million in the last financial year. Furthermore, actual OnlyFans creators earned $3.86 billion in 2021, an increase of 115% from the year before.
There are currently 2.16 million OnlyFans creators on the platform.
What I am interested to know is where the viewers/money is coming from. Is it the traditional porn companies online that are seeing this revenue leaving their pockets and are instead being funnelled into the hands of creators? Is it possible that this is an entirely new category and we're not seeing attrition from other sex-orientated content suppliers?
My understanding of OnlyFans is that it is generally more ethical than most other porn platforms. So, uh, good on these folks.
- Warner Bros Discovery have canned the annual DC Fandome online fan event. I say this is a win as it was kinda lame. Read: Indiewire
- Expect to see Netflix launch its ad-tier in November as it seeks to get ahead of Disney. It initially asked advertisers to pay $65cpm (that means advertisers would pay $65 for every thousand people who are served the ad). Read: Variety
- SNL performers Melissa Villaseñor, Alex Moffat, and Aristotle Athari are leaving the show. Read: NY Times
- A sequel to the AMC promotional video with Nicole Kidman loving the experience of being the only person at a cinema is in the works. Read: Dark Horizons
- Jed Mercurio will EP the finance thriller Payback for ITV. Read: Radio Times
- Disney is considering an Amazon Prime Video-style subscription plan to access Disney services. Read: The Verge
- Miguel Sapochnik, the co-showrunner and director on Game of Thrones: House of The Dragon, is leaving the show with the conclusion of season 1. Alan Taylor, no stranger to HBO or Game of Thrones, will step in to direct multiple episodes and will get an EP credit. Read: THR
- Dr Quinn: Medicine Woman stars Jane Seymour and Joe Lando will reteam on screen for a Lifetime Christmas movie. Missing this news will teach my mother not to subscribe to my newsletter. Read: TV Line
- Alice Patillo asks if we are seeing the death of the UK panel comedy show. Read: Den of Geek
- Netflix may be dominating the upcoming film festivals. But it doesn't mean they are planning to embrace theatrical releases. Read: THR
The English debuts on Amazon Prime Video Nov 11. It will be on BBC2 and iPlayer the day prior.
That's it for today. And the week. Check your inboxes later today for the Always Be Streaming newsletter. There I'll have some Lord of The Rings thoughts. Probably.