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Old 29-11-2018, 20:42   #4756
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Netflix Canada to introduce highest price increase to date as competition in the North American streaming market heats up.


https://business.financialpost.com/t...petition-rises

Wonder if we'll see a price rise in the UK once Disney launch their streaming service. Things could get expensive.
So much for those much heralded predictions that one is going to save a pretty penny with these streaming services.
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So much for those much heralded predictions that one is going to save a pretty penny with these streaming services.
Yeah I noticed that uk streaming service TV Player now charges £9.99 per month for their full channel line up.

Not too long ago I thought a combination of tv player and now tv would be a good cheap alternative to a TV subscription service. SKY entertainment plus kids TV pack cost's £25 per month. The streaming alternative via TV Player and now tv cost's almost £22 per month

Don't get me wrong you can get good deals on streaming if you buy annual passes.
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So much for those much heralded predictions that one is going to save a pretty penny with these streaming services.
I think that's what most of us fear. As services become unbundled, we will have to make a choice of what subscription to have.
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So much for those much heralded predictions that one is going to save a pretty penny with these streaming services.
Competition will bring cheaper viewing - not in my experience.

I have a feeling this will be the thin end of the wedge.

If OB is correct and streaming will kill traditional tv stations people will end up paying more or will have considerably less to watch - it will be their choice!
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Yeah I noticed that uk streaming service TV Player now charges £9.99 per month for their full channel line up.

Not too long ago I thought a combination of tv player and now tv would be a good cheap alternative to a TV subscription service. SKY entertainment plus kids TV pack cost's £25 per month. The streaming alternative via TV Player and now tv cost's almost £22 per month

Don't get me wrong you can get good deals on streaming if you buy annual passes.
Although you mustn't forget that prices on our pay tv packages go up as well.

It also depends on the choices you make. Certainly, if you want to subscribe to everything that's on offer in the future, you would end up paying more (although you would get even more content) but my point all along has been that we will be getting more viewing for less when things settle down. Netflix and Amazon have demonstrated the sheer amount of choice they have on offer for less than a tenner a month each compared with the choice of programmes you want to watch that are available on scheduled pay tv.

There is a limit to how much anyone can watch over the course of the year. For most people, we are talking about 2-3 hours a night in the winter months, and substantially less during summer, plus weekend viewing, which might add a couple of hours a day to that viewing total. That being the case, it would be rather extravagent to subscribe to everything, because you wouldn't have sufficient hours in the day to watch even a fraction of that.

Personally, Chad, I would not subscribe to TV Player because almost all of their channels are free via my TV aerial, although I appreciate that you may not be in a position to receive Freeview for some reason where you live. But in the future, I can see live terrestrial TV being offered by way of the internet free of charge by some operators whose funding comes from other chargeable content. The new venture from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 (and 5?) may offer this either as a live tv option on their new site, and/or perhaps in 'on demand' format.

I am not denying that if you take everything offered that you will pay more. But if you choose carefully the services that give you what you and your family actually want to watch, you will almost certainly end up paying less for a much better choice.

The jury is out on sport at the moment and it is far too early to predict how this will pan out. However, if as I suspect, the big players start bidding for the more lucrative rights, we will see a position developing where up to three or four big players dominate, with smaller players offering less popular or niche sports. What will be interesting to see is whether companies like Amazon also start offering boxing and horse racing via their sports subscriptions.

For those on a small budget, you cannot deny that the streaming services have brought pay-tv within reach of many who could not even contemplate a subscription to Sky, Virgin or BT. For just over a fiver a month, they can now get all those Freeview channels together with Netflix. That is a very good choice of content for them.
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More proof, if any were needed, that the trend towards sports streaming is set to increase and latency issues will be top priority to resolve next year.

https://advanced-television.com/2018...ority-in-2019/

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"There’s no doubt that 2019 will see even more live sports being streamed to fans, more studios launching direct-to-consumer online streaming services and continued exponential growth in video on social channels".
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Well you can read and believe what you want too but we have heard it all before from you on sports streaming and to cut a long story short its always ended in a damp squib to pardon a pun..
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Well you can read and believe what you want too but we have heard it all before from you on sports streaming and to cut a long story short its always ended in a damp squib to pardon a pun..
Once again, as the future hasn't yet arrived, your presumptions are very premature, Den.

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The new AT&T SVOD service looks like being one to watch. It is due to launch in the autumn of 2019, but no indication is given here of whether the UK will get it by then. This is certainly a service I would want to subscribe to.

https://www.digitaltveurope.com/2018...r-three-tiers/

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WarnerMedia owner AT&T has revealed that the company’s upcoming SVOD service will include three separate packages for consumers, during an analyst event held Thursday.

The service will include an entry-level movie-focused package; a premium service with original programming and blockbuster movies; and a third service that bundles content from the first two plus an extensive library of WarnerMedia and licensed content.

AT&T plans to launch the service in beta in Q4, 2019.

The new streamer will “complement WarnerMedia’s existing business; benefit its current distribution partners; expand the audience and increase engagement around its content; and provide data and analytics to inform new products and better monetise content,” according to AT&T.

WarnerMedia CEO, John Stankey said that the streamer will use HBO, Turner and Warner Bros. content to broaden its current demographic base.

“Our goal now is to open the aperture. We want to pick up more content and get more engagement on digital content,” he said.

The presentation signified more than ever that AT&T is serious about coming up top in an increasingly competitive SVOD environment, which will see Disney and Apple launch their own service in 2019.

Stankey hinted that the company will be looking to limit the amount of its own content it places on competitor platforms.

“Some incumbents in that space should expect their libraries are going to get a lot thinner,” Stankey said. “Think about what happens in the next 18 to 24 months. We’re going to see a pretty substantial structural shift that is going to occur.”

The trend is already in full swing this year, with Disney slowly taking back its content ahead of its Disney + launch in 2019. News that Netflix itself is to cancel yet another Marvel title, Daredevil, arrived today, signifying that these platforms are looking to boost their own content over competitors.

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Once again, as the future hasn't yet arrived, your presumptions are very premature, Den.

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The new AT&T SVOD service looks like being one to watch. It is due to launch in the autumn of 2019, but no indication is given here of whether the UK will get it by then. This is certainly a service I would want to subscribe to.

https://www.digitaltveurope.com/2018...r-three-tiers/
Hang on a minute as were you not the poster OB who predicted for the last three Premier league auctions that the end was nigh for Sky and that the Premier league and other major sports rights would become the domain of the oh so mighty streaming companies.
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Hang on a minute as were you not the poster OB who predicted for the last three Premier league auctions that the end was nigh for Sky and that the Premier league and other major sports rights would become the domain of the oh so mighty streaming companies.
That is a huge exaggeration of what I said and when I said it!
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Hang on a minute as were you not the poster OB who predicted for the last three Premier league auctions that the end was nigh for Sky and that the Premier league and other major sports rights would become the domain of the oh so mighty streaming companies.
He changes his mind more than a politician.
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He changes his mind more than a politician.
l think he has been getting tips from a well known politician.
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What is it with you guys? If you go back to my posts you will see quite clearly that in terms of football premiership streaming, I said I thought Amazon or one of the other global streaming services would make a bid for this contract either the last time or for the next round in 2022. Just in case you really hadn't noticed, 2022 isn't here yet.

I have been partially correct in that Amazon did go for the least attractive, cheapest premiership offer last time around, but that can be regarded as the first toe in the water for them. Given that superfast broadband should be available in most of the country within the time frame up to 2022, there is nothing that will stop this happening, in my view.
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