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  # 1841407 8-Aug-2017 19:21
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Just found out about this : ).


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  # 1841482 8-Aug-2017 21:34
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O.M.G. I might have to start to watch TV again.





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  # 1841486 8-Aug-2017 21:46
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I'm sure I've seen it promoted on NZ TV recently (Young Sheldon).

Last time I was in the US, FTA TV did not impress me much, but to be able to cherry pick might be good. But it is a subscription service, so the price I'm willing to pay would probably rule it out.




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  # 1841489 8-Aug-2017 21:52
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On the other hand it's not like cable or sky where there are make & break penalties, or is it?

If the regulatory bodies can keep that under control it would be nice.

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Isn't this what we are all wanting, a non geolocked service? This may well spur others to go global.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1841606 9-Aug-2017 09:08
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tdgeek:

 

Isn't this what we are all wanting, a non geolocked service? This may well spur others to go global.

 

 

You think you'll see this in NZ any time soon??  About two months ago they started geo blocking the live CBS News feed. 





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and the Balkanisation continues

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/08/disney-will-pull-its-movies-from-netflix-and-start-its-own-streaming-services.html

 

I get the feeling if this continues that people are gonna start missing the "bad old days" when a TV network was able to get content from all the major studios.

 

Mind you I saw this the other day too ( its paywalled, but you can pretty much guess where its going from the title, - still not sure if it is for real or just more shade on millennials)

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/millennials-unearth-an-amazing-hack-to-get-free-tv-the-antenna-1501686958


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and the Balkanisation continues

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/08/disney-will-pull-its-movies-from-netflix-and-start-its-own-streaming-services.html

 

I get the feeling if this continues that people are gonna start missing the "bad old days" when a TV network was able to get content from all the major studios.

 

Mind you I saw this the other day too ( its paywalled, but you can pretty much guess where its going from the title, - still not sure if it is for real or just more shade on millennials)

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/millennials-unearth-an-amazing-hack-to-get-free-tv-the-antenna-1501686958

 



Back to bt for many, I guess. 





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  # 1841635 9-Aug-2017 09:59
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wellygary:

 

and the Balkanisation continues

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/08/disney-will-pull-its-movies-from-netflix-and-start-its-own-streaming-services.html

 

I get the feeling if this continues that people are gonna start missing the "bad old days" when a TV network was able to get content from all the major studios.

 

Mind you I saw this the other day too ( its paywalled, but you can pretty much guess where its going from the title, - still not sure if it is for real or just more shade on millennials)

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/millennials-unearth-an-amazing-hack-to-get-free-tv-the-antenna-1501686958

 

 

I was thinking the same thing earlier. Sky was expensive but you only had to deal with a single company. Now virtually every service has its own exclusive content and it wouldn't surprise me if it's more than a Sky subscription once you add them all up...

 

As for that WSJ article, there are a couple of quotes in this free source. But I assure you that we're not all that bad; I know what an aerial is, I've used a corded phone (even a rotary dial one!) and I remember life before the Internet was popular.


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Behodar:

 

wellygary:

 

and the Balkanisation continues

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/08/disney-will-pull-its-movies-from-netflix-and-start-its-own-streaming-services.html

 

I get the feeling if this continues that people are gonna start missing the "bad old days" when a TV network was able to get content from all the major studios.

 

Mind you I saw this the other day too ( its paywalled, but you can pretty much guess where its going from the title, - still not sure if it is for real or just more shade on millennials)

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/millennials-unearth-an-amazing-hack-to-get-free-tv-the-antenna-1501686958

 

 

I was thinking the same thing earlier. Sky was expensive but you only had to deal with a single company. Now virtually every service has its own exclusive content and it wouldn't surprise me if it's more than a Sky subscription once you add them all up...

 

As for that WSJ article, there are a couple of quotes in this free source. But I assure you that we're not all that bad; I know what an aerial is, I've used a corded phone (even a rotary dial one!) and I remember life before the Internet was popular.

 

 

Agreed

 

Its coming full circle. Everything that everyone wanted, competition is here. Soon to be global TV. No geolocking. 

 

But, as you say, too many subs, too messy, more expensive probably. Instead of complaining that I pay Sky and get all his other crap, I now pay for 7 services and get all this other crap! Oh and sport, ABTV, F1TV, MOTOGP TV, BlackCapsTV and so on.  And paying per view I don't feel will cut it, you cant expect to watch BlackCaps vs Australia semi final for 65c either


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If every company starts it's own streaming service, fragmentation, as long as they are monthly contracts and no break/sign up fees, business as normal for me.

I'll just change providers each month, still pay the same and see what I want to watch.

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  # 1841919 9-Aug-2017 15:49
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 As this spreads aggregation services will arise to offer different packages. The streamers will go along because only a limited number of people will want to subscribe to multiple services, limiting their audiences. They will need the aggregators to survive.





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