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Old 25-02-2024, 22:32   #2326
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Re: Streaming services news, offers and general chit chat

As for Paramount they have held discussions with Comcast about a partnership or a joint streaming venture like Sky Showtime.

https://www.broadbandtvnews.com/2024...mcasts-peacock

The only confirmed talks of any company merging was WBD and Paramount although they couldn't really do anything official until 8th April.

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Old 25-02-2024, 22:42   #2327
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I don't see it happening.

The consensus, if you can call if that, was that the Paramount/Warner announcement was to draw out Comcast, which it did. A lot of pundits believe that Comcast will spin off Warners into NBC Universal and as part of the deal, eliminate the Warners debt.

In the end, I see their ultimate home as being within Microsoft or one of the other tech giants.
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Old 26-02-2024, 15:07   #2328
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I donít know what makes you so sure. Itís up to the broadcasters whether they think it is worthwhile to continue to maintain their scheduled channels.

I think they will view the linear channels to be more trouble than they are worth, but weíll see.

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Thatís why the correct thing to do is to have a free AVOD version of all streamers. People subscribing to an entertainment service do not wish to have advertisements added. Sky is an absolute ripoff for introducing and maintaining this practice. But even Sky might be starting to come around to this view.
I dunno OB maybe the fact that i used to work in that industry before moving on to the gaming industry.
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Old 26-02-2024, 21:46   #2329
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Thatís why the correct thing to do is to have a free AVOD version of all streamers. People subscribing to an entertainment service do not wish to have advertisements added. Sky is an absolute ripoff for introducing and maintaining this practice. But even Sky might be starting to come around to this view.
Why would Sky have a free streaming service of content but have adverts on the linear channels AND charge subscribers for that content too?

What you might get is a Sky Mix catch-up service with older content on it to compete with the likes of Amazon's Freevee and UKTV. But not premium content like True Detective or Game of Thrones yet. That's reserved for subscribers.
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