“The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us,” Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos famously told GQ magazine in 2013.  It looks like this is becoming a reality at the tail-end of 2015, as the Golden Globe nominations confirmed that Netflix had received eight nods, versus HBO's seven.

I have to admit that part of me misses the days when you knew that the programme you were watching that evening would be the one most people were talking about at school, or work, the next day. This is now an increasingly rare occurrence - usually reserved for major sporting events.

As compelling content is now created across multiple subscription services, it is only going to get even more fragmented. So the old 'water cooler' conversation that opened along the lines of 'did you see Top Gear last night?', is - sadly - already a thing of the past.