Jaxar:hamish225: I just wish that there was a streaming service in NZ that got everything the moment it finishes airing in the US/UK, is that too much to ask? if so, why?
The way rights distribution works a streaming service would have to charge unreasonable rates to have the money to do that. The population vs cost doesn't work out well.
While our technology for distributing media is in the year 2000 the financial infrastructure behind it is still very much stuck in the bricks and mortar era.
You think it is bad for TV/Movies try audio books. A lot of good novels cannot be purchased because the local distributor has not purchased the right for them to be sold in Aus/NZ and we are not talking about a few months delay in most cases but never going to happen.
While possibly not the best solution there is some hope with ISP's wanting to get into the content game. The competition may result in an improvement across the board but probably not the ideal.
can we regulate the price of content rights, to make it easier for little ol' NZ?