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  • Fake_Blood 25 Aug 2019 20:21:53 9,875 posts
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    Basically television channels are coming back, but weíre paying for each one separately now.
  • beastmaster 25 Aug 2019 23:12:47 19,577 posts
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  • Deleted user 26 August 2019 00:06:13
    Pretty much
  • Deleted user 26 August 2019 00:06:53
    On the plus side paying per 'channel' does mean more expensive looking entertainment
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 26 Aug 2019 07:13:55 11,575 posts
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    and in the end still settle for another Friends rewatch because you and your partner can't decide what to watch
  • Dougs 26 Aug 2019 07:27:58 91,280 posts
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    Thankfully mne does that in her own time.
  • Graxlar_v3 26 Aug 2019 08:50:14 8,551 posts
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    Fake_Blood wrote:
    Basically television channels are coming back, but weíre paying for each one separately now.
    A friend of mine mentioned that eventually some entrepreneurial spirit will bundle all these services together and we will be right back at square one.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 26 Aug 2019 09:42:12 18,216 posts
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    Thatís not exactly rocket science. Apple TV is already an attempt at being an aggregator for subscription services, and will perhaps at some point start doing bundles.

    The problem is it all comes down to whatís most profitable for content providers. In the old days they were reliant on TV platforms for a means of distribution, so didnít have the power. These days itís potentially more profitable to create your own platform if you can afford it.

    Whatís likely imo is that the second tier of content providers will start teaming up (a bit like with Britbox) to provide value aggregated offers, but the real big hitters like Disney, HBO etc will keep their content on their own platforms with separate subscriptions.
  • gammonbanter 26 Aug 2019 11:17:46 1,802 posts
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    Another model, that I think was tried but didn't take off was the bundle a Netflix sub with your gas / electric or some other utility! Prime is essentially bundled with free next day delivery (or is it the other way around).

    It's 90% crap though isn't it...on all those services! 'The Boys' kinda caught me off guard recently with how good it was before that I was like urrghh!
  • You-can-call-me-kal 26 Aug 2019 11:44:29 18,216 posts
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    Oh absolutely. Prime in particular is going to become a massive all encompassing service. Amazon buying Whole Foods, Premier League exclusive games, upping their original content game, putting lockers everywhere, doing Echo etc. All off that stuff is one big connected strategy.

    Thereís going to be lots of different variations of that kind of approach.
  • RGeefe 26 Aug 2019 11:47:42 464 posts
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    My household is now hitting the tipping point where we start deciding what we have. We've got both Netflix and Prime - mostly because we can get student discounts from Amazon but Netflix is really becoming less appealing. Of the last year, I've only actually enjoyed one or two of Netflix own produced shows.

    Disney and all the others will have to offer monthly subscriptions that can drop in and out of. If they go down the yearly subscription model (which I feel they will once they've got a good enough grip on the market) then it'll be a no from us.

    Pirating seemed to be on the decline because the companies finally joined the 21st century and were able to offer things sensibly and simply. If this current trend continues then I can see it going back up again.
  • elstoof 26 Aug 2019 12:05:02 24,526 posts
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    I never remember to watch anything on Prime, it didnít even click that I had the TV service with my sub until a few months ago. My eldest watches some Nickelodeon shite on it but thatís it. The interface is pretty awful and I canít be arsed with it. But they get my money regardless so yay for Bezos I guess. I pay for Netflix and thereís stuff in there I can get along with usually, but I suppose thatíll dry up when everyone takes their content away from it. I canít see me signing up for Disney as well, I barely get the use out of one let alone 3 platforms, or 4 if you count the most expensive one with Virgin
  • beastmaster 26 Aug 2019 12:05:07 19,577 posts
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    The Wanda Vision poster.

    Kevin Feige described the series as "half classic sitcom and half full MCU spectacular" and they were showing a lot of Wanda and Vision from the Avengers films juxtaposed with scenes from The Dick Van Dyke Show. Well, it's certainly going to be something different.



    Edited by beastmaster at 12:12:46 26-08-2019
  • DodgyPast 26 Aug 2019 12:06:00 9,318 posts
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    With tools like Sonarr and Radarr allowing you to chuck in whatever series you want and have them automatically downloaded for you. Plus media centres like Plex making it possible to use a Roku box or even remotely watch your downloaded content I think piracy is raising it's game to compete with the convenience of these services.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 26 Aug 2019 12:10:04 18,216 posts
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    One thing thatís certain is that the current Sky/Virgin/BT model is definitely fucked, so thatís a good thing. I donít particularly want several £7.99 subs, but I want them more than I want 1000 channels Iíve never watched and a fucking landline.
  • elstoof 26 Aug 2019 12:18:43 24,526 posts
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    Iíd love to stop the 70 quid or whatever virgin charge me now, but the internets are wonderfully fast and I actually use a landline for work occasionally. They can restructure if theyíre smart enough, their fibre network is much better able to cope with a new streaming model than Skyís satellites. Theyíll be fucked first.

    Sonarr, radarr, Roku, all far too complicated for me to get dealing with. My 6 year old can get on Netflix from virgin mediaís box so I donít have to do it for her and thatís how easy I need access to everything to be
  • Deleted user 26 August 2019 12:23:20
    I'd say Prime is starting to look more appealing than Netflix these days. However there is always something on Netflix worth giving a go. They chuck a shit load at the wall but some stuff sticks.

    Quite why they cancel things like OA yet keep making 13 Reasons when that was the very definition of one and done I don't know.
  • Armoured_Bear 26 Aug 2019 12:26:05 27,607 posts
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    Prime can get fucked with their cunting ads on a pay service. Arseholes
  • beastmaster 26 Aug 2019 12:28:45 19,577 posts
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    Disney+ is going to come with stacks of content right from the off.

    I've not seen The Clone Wars TV series and there are quite a few Disney/Pixar films I've not seen yet. They'll all be exclusive to D+. I will also spend a lot of time watching National Geographic.

    Amazon Prime is a bit shit really. Preacher, The Girlfriend Experience and Into The Badlands are the only series I've watched on it. Netflix shits all over it bit I see it as a bonus of having Prime membership so not too bothered about crap content.

    YouTube can go and do one and so can AppleTV+.

    Edited by beastmaster at 12:37:59 26-08-2019
  • elstoof 26 Aug 2019 12:36:34 24,526 posts
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    Thing with Netflix is theyíll know exactly what shows are watched enough to warrant renewal. Iíd never heard of OA until they cancelled it, now Iím well into it and I canít be alone in that. Most of the content passes me by entirely without knowing it exists, they need to work on their marketing a bit more
  • Derblington 26 Aug 2019 12:41:49 32,177 posts
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    I currently have Netflix, HBO and Prime, and Disney+ is a cert.
    The one that I'd drop first would likely be Netflix tbh. They provide the "worst" (still decent) original content and it's mostly used for all the licensed stuff, which it's by far the best at. The problem is that that's largely just the 'not sure what to watch so just pick something' stuff and I can replace that time with gaming, reading or random stuff from other services.
  • Deleted user 26 August 2019 12:58:34
    elstoof wrote:
    Thing with Netflix is theyíll know exactly what shows are watched enough to warrant renewal. Iíd never heard of OA until they cancelled it, now Iím well into it and I canít be alone in that. Most of the content passes me by entirely without knowing it exists, they need to work on their marketing a bit more
    By that same argument lots of people will have now heard of OA and not bother with it as it is destined to go nowhere. Also it will have the knock on effect of making people not take the risk with new long form drama series as the rug may get pulled from under at any time.

    I am seriously taking a risk with Mindhunter but at least that's relatively known considering the source material. OA is somethjng completely out there and really suffers from the plug being pulled.
  • Deleted user 26 August 2019 13:00:36
    beastmaster wrote:
    Disney+ is going to come with stacks of content right from the off.

    I've not seen The Clone Wars TV series and there are quite a few Disney/Pixar films I've not seen yet. They'll all be exclusive to D+. I will also spend a lot of time watching National Geographic.

    Amazon Prime is a bit shit really. Preacher, The Girlfriend Experience and Into The Badlands are the only series I've watched on it. Netflix shits all over it bit I see it as a bonus of having Prime membership so not too bothered about crap content.

    YouTube can go and do one and so can AppleTV+.
    The Americans and The Boys are also very good.
  • elstoof 26 Aug 2019 13:00:43 24,526 posts
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    Thatís always been the risk, netflix arenít alone in cancelling shows. They probably cancel less than the regular networks do. Theyíve even saved a few as far as I recall?
  • Deleted user 26 August 2019 13:01:25
    This is true.

    Prime saved The Expanse and in turn Netflix saved Lucifer.
  • sport 26 Aug 2019 13:08:56 15,392 posts
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    Just hope Netflix saves Another life.
  • Deleted user 26 August 2019 13:11:16
    :D
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 26 Aug 2019 14:50:40 11,575 posts
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    We've got Netflix, Prime and WWE Network.

    Only got Prime at the start of the summer and already considering binning it. Netflix is fine and WWE gets a lot of use but it's obviously fairly specialised.

    If im honest we're probably using iPlayer and All4 as much or more than Netflix or Prime.
  • Dougs 26 Aug 2019 21:05:43 91,280 posts
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    I miss a lot of UK telly purely because we never watch anything other than Netflix, Nowtv and Prime. Not that I think there's a huge amount I'm missing but does mean I generally have no idea what is going on of people at work discuss the latest show on the Beeb.

    Edited by Dougs at 21:06:46 26-08-2019
  • beastmaster 26 Aug 2019 21:21:54 19,577 posts
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    Confirmed that itís 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos right off the bat at no extra charge.
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