Move over TV networks: streaming has stolen your crown and sparked a revolution in the way we watch visual content.
Netflix, Amazon and YouTube are now hugely influential players and have established themselves as the places that many of us turn to when it comes to watching TV and film or, indeed, vlogs and shorter clips.
They’ve been able to rise to prominence thanks the growth of internet connections that are faster and more reliable than ever before. Streaming no longer means endless buffering and poor quality – it’s on a par with what broadcasters have transmitted through aerials, cables and satellite dishes.
So, how does streaming work? This infographic looks at the technology that underpins our new viewing habits – and the eye-opening amount of data that is consumed by viewers during the process.