NEWS: HBO Max is WarnerMedia's streaming service champion

Discussion in 'Film & TV On Demand Streaming Services' started by Phil Hinton, Jul 10, 2019.


    1. Andy Bassett

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      good. the sooner the market gets satuarated with multiple different services, the sooner it fails and we get back to some level of consolidation
       
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      Good point.
       
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      Will be some good stuff on there for sure but in terms of things I haven't seen, the likely price of £15-20 a month in the UK seems a bit steep. For £20 a month, I could buy the good stuff on blu-ray and sell it on after I've watched it. Chernobyl blu-ray is less than £20 and will likely look and sound better than the streaming option anyway...

      Hopefully GOT will look better than it does on Sky but not entirely convinced...
       
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      More re-runs of Friends, great.....:rotfl:
       
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      I feel like this is something I might subscribe to for a month every 6 months or so. Just binge the newer stuff I want to watch and then cancel. I think if you get 3 or 4 shows you want to watch and can binge in a month then the value seems fairly reasonable assuming it is no more than £20. Plus is it definitely coming to the UK?
       
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      I work at one of the data centres that AT&T sold (They sold 31 across the globe for $3.1 bn) to get into partnership with Time Warner and for slice of streaming market. AT&T have put themselves into about $700 millon in debt. They have let data centres run down and gave up on hosting some years ago.
      As my fellow work colleagues would say *They only like hiring bosses* sums them up and I was under there shadow for over a decade.

      If they run streaming anything like they ran hosting........ *Good luck folks* :D
       
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      were going to reach a point that will end up costing us a fortune when tv show a,b,c, movie ,x,y,z are scattered across half a dozen or more service.
       
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      Or piracy will start going back up. We’re in the golden era where you can get pretty much everything you want across one or two services. When that changes, old behaviours will return.
       
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      Never stopped the far east market.
      Two dolla
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      Yet another service to add to the increasingly fragmented market. Killing the goose that laid the golden egg springs to mind here. I’m all for choice, but it’s getting to the point where there are too many service providers, and I can’t see them all surviving, with Netflix being perhaps the biggest loser here. However, like the forthcoming AppleTV offering, I see nothing compelling in the line-up. Friends? Really? OK, GoT might be a draw if you haven’t seen it, but nothing else leaps out and says “subscribe”. What platform will this run on? Will we need yet another box? Interesting times ...

      Clem
       
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      What with Disney/Fox launching a streaming service next year and all the marvel,Disney films and various StarWars stuff heading their I think sky are very worried,indeed I have filled out a questionnaire from them asking if I would still subscribe to sky movies when they lose a large chunk of their content to Disney/Fox, along with the Nat Geo channel,No was the short answer I will be dipping into various platforms from time to time starting with Netflix only to see Stranger Things,then cancel and move onto Amazon for a month,having all platforms would cost a small fortune,and like some here I think Sky and Netflix will be the big losers.
       
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      Is there actually any news of this coming to the U.K. from what I’ve read this will primarily serve the US market. I’d be surprised if it does as surely it will tread heavily on the toes of Sky/Now TV etc.
       

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