|Streaming service buys DVDs, puts them in DVD players, and streams the video to subscribers.
-- Back in the day, DVD players could run continuously for well over a year. But nowadays they get fried within a few months with that kind of use. If they really are using DVD players, I hope they have the budget for frequent replacement.
What next, rooms full of turntables with low-paid "DJs" dropping the needle whenever a request for a song comes in?
I think that's how radio started. But the FBI didn't exist.
Radio, yeah--it would have been a success if songs had been narrowcast to individual users from the start (after payment of appropriate royalties).