By the Numbers: Latinos and streaming

A look at the numbers behind how Latinos are using streaming services at higher rates than the general population, while representation of Latinos on-screen still falls short.
1:33 | 08/18/22

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MORE LATINOS ARE TURNING TO STREAMING PLATFORMS FOR ENTERTAINMENT. BUT ACCORDING TO NEW RESEARCH, THEY'RE NOT BEING THEMSELVES FULLY REPRESENTED ON SCREEN. LET'S TAKE A LOOK BY THE NUMBERS. 38% OF LATINOS HOMES PAY FOR CABLE OR SATELLITE TELEVISION, WHILE ALSO SUBSCRIBING TO STREAMING SERVICES -- THAT IS COMPARED TO 29% OF THE OVERALL POPULATION, WHICH SUBSCRIBES TO BOTH. ANOTHER 38% OF LATINO SUBSCRIBE ONLY TO STREAMING PLATFORMS LIKE DISNEY PRIZE, HBO MAX -- THAT'S 9% AVERAGE THAN THAT -- DESPITE HIGHER VIEWERSHIP, THERE IS A LACK OF LATINO REPRESENTATION ON SCREEN. BOTH ON STREAMING AND ON THE BIG SCREEN. LATINOS HELD JUST 7.7 OVERALL ACTING ROLES IN FILMS LAST YEAR, DESPITE MAKING UP MORE THAN 90% OF -- WITH SOME 72 FILMS THAT MAJORITY MINORITY CAST RELEASED ON STREAMING IN 2021. BUT ACCORDING TO AXIOS, SOME RECENT STREAMING CANCELLATIONS -- HAVE DRAWN CRITICISM DESPITE A 90 MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET -- RECENTLY CANCELED THE PLANNED RELEASE OF THE FILM BAT GIRL -- AFTER JUST ONE SEASON, HBO CANCELED THE -- THAT HAD RECEIVED CRITICAL ACCLAIM. BOTH PROJECTS WERE REPORTEDLY

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