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  Reply # 2116932 30-Oct-2018 15:59
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The media giants still don't seem to get it - by continuing to fracture the streaming eco-system and force people back to requiring multiple providers and dedicated services just to get the 3-4 programs they actually want to watch, we will see a return to rife piracy again. The statistics already seem to show that this is happening.

 

We are seeing the old Cable TV model distributed via the internet. Companies need to accept that for most people, most of their content is filler and if they want to combat piracy and ensure people are paying for their content it needs to be available as widely and as easily as possible and not locked to yet another specific streaming service.

 

 

I think the outdated mindset is those that think you need to pick a provider and stick with it.

 

If there are many providers, just subscribe, watch the content, then unsubscribe when you've exhausted the content available and want to move onto something else.


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  Reply # 2116934 30-Oct-2018 15:59
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The media giants still don't seem to get it - by continuing to fracture the streaming eco-system and force people back to requiring multiple providers and dedicated services just to get the 3-4 programs they actually want to watch, we will see a return to rife piracy again. The statistics already seem to show that this is happening.

 

 

 

We are seeing the old Cable TV model distributed via the internet. Companies need to accept that for most people, most of their content is filler and if they want to combat piracy and ensure people are paying for their content it needs to be available as widely and as easily as possible and not locked to yet another specific streaming service.

 

 

 

 

What do you suggest?. If the source was only the media giants, there will only be a couple or three services. No Netflix, no Lightbox, nothing else. Would they charge the same as Netflix per month? That would be cheap if it had everything that media giant owned, so you would expect it will be more like $25, $35, $45. There are two or three media giants, so double or triple that, and still a great buy given the content size, and all of the older content.

 

Then look at sports. Rugbypass, F1Pass, Tennispass and so on

 

The theme was boo to Sky's "monopoly". We want competition and get with the times tech wise. That has happened, here we are

 

 

I have said it a number of times, people wanted to pay for what they wanted to watch and now that is happening, only issue is if you watch a range of programs/movies/sports it has become very costly over multiply eco-systems.  TV/Movies/sports rights are not cheap a lot of money goes into making TV (just look at the cost of some of netflix shows and the number that have been axed over the last 12 months).

 

Before people say "netflix is only $15 - $20 a month but others cost more" netflix would rather spend a set amount of money on a range of older programs/movies than spending big money on 1 or 2 just released movies.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2116943 30-Oct-2018 16:19
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D.W:

 

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The media giants still don't seem to get it - by continuing to fracture the streaming eco-system and force people back to requiring multiple providers and dedicated services just to get the 3-4 programs they actually want to watch, we will see a return to rife piracy again. The statistics already seem to show that this is happening.

 

We are seeing the old Cable TV model distributed via the internet. Companies need to accept that for most people, most of their content is filler and if they want to combat piracy and ensure people are paying for their content it needs to be available as widely and as easily as possible and not locked to yet another specific streaming service.

 

 

I think the outdated mindset is those that think you need to pick a provider and stick with it.

 

If there are many providers, just subscribe, watch the content, then unsubscribe when you've exhausted the content available and want to move onto something else.

 

 

Nothing would enrage my wife more than this, the key is convenience the trade off is cost.  I have to keep it simple for the people in my family the last thing they want is knowing which service we have or have not paid for that month. 


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  Reply # 2117129 30-Oct-2018 21:47
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Nothing would enrage my wife more than this, the key is convenience the trade off is cost.  I have to keep it simple for the people in my family the last thing they want is knowing which service we have or have not paid for that month. 

 

 

Fair enough, in our household we just have Netflix permanently, and I just subscribe to one (or zero) additional services at a time, depending on what we want to watch.


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