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Old 25-11-2021, 18:59   #601
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And I don't know, say each one may require you to have some form of box to connect to your TV, provide a 'guide' to help you work out what's available, and may give you easy to use automatic playlists of programmes to watch.

https://about.netflix.com/en/news/pl...e-work-for-you

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There are times when we just don’t want to make decisions. A Friday evening after a long work week. A fridge full of food but nothing jumps out. A family movie night where no one can agree. We’ve all been there.

Sometimes you just want to open Netflix and dive right into a new story. That’s why we’ve created Play Something, an exciting new way to kick back and watch.
Hang on, that seems familiar
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And I don't know, say each one may require you to have some form of box to connect to your TV, provide a 'guide' to help you work out what's available, and may give you easy to use automatic playlists of programmes to watch.

https://about.netflix.com/en/news/pl...e-work-for-you



Hang on, that seems familiar
Just like BBC Three, perhaps a return to linear TV will be the future for all streamers.
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following on from that . . when they all merge, get bought out etc, you may well end up with just 2 streaming services and be paying 30 a month to each one . .
Its almost certain. Weve now had former DAZN executives in the media admitting the end users will ultimately pay more for less in the future.
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It’s almost certain. We’ve now had former DAZN executives in the media admitting the end users will ultimately pay more for less in the future.
Or possibly they will vote with their feet and cancel.

I think we may be seeing the true colours of streamers - start with a low monthly cost, attract customers, put the price up hoping most will have bought into it and stay.

End of the day, most streamers are new to the game - at least you know what you get from linear channel providers.
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I think we may be seeing the true colours of streamers - start with a low monthly cost, attract customers, put the price up hoping most will have bought into it and stay .
The way of most start up companies low prices to get a market share . Then hope customers will not bother to cancel , as happens everyday with many subscriptions to many people !
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The way of most start up companies low prices to get a market share . Then hope customers will not bother to cancel , as happens everyday with many subscriptions to many people !
Known as the drug dealer method. Free, then a low price once they're addicted then keep on upping it till the revenue is maximised.
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And they have 65% worldwide market share I think I read somewhere a few years back. The 2nd place only had 15-20% to my recollection and there was no significant 3rd, it was all minor player after that.

But this is WAY off topic.

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And they have 65% worldwide market share I think I read somewhere a few years back. The 2nd place only had 15-20% to my recollection and there was no significant 3rd, it was all minor player after that.

But this is WAY off topic.
How both are excellent examples of how the markets work. Was thinking about switching to mainly streaming . Can get everything thing I need via this manner including but not exclusively . I player, Netflix itv hub ,UKTV etc . BUT given the poor ,poor BB service and the fact the price l would pay is so close to what l am paying now it remains an option for the future.
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Or possibly they will vote with their feet and cancel.

I think we may be seeing the true colours of streamers - start with a low monthly cost, attract customers, put the price up hoping most will have bought into it and stay.

End of the day, most streamers are new to the game - at least you know what you get from linear channel providers .
True - junk mostly. Junk and commercials! How banal can you get?

If you choose your streamers wisely, you can get far more choice of programmes for less money.
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How both are excellent examples of how the markets work. Was thinking about switching to mainly streaming . Can get everything thing I need via this manner including but not exclusively . I player, Netflix itv hub ,UKTV etc . BUT given the poor ,poor BB service and the fact the price l would pay is so close to what l am paying now it remains an option for the future.
Is it really bad? Just noticed you get your BB from Sky, can't you get it from Virgin?
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True - junk mostly. Junk and commercials! How banal can you get?

If you choose your streamers wisely, you can get far more choice of programmes for less money.
Just because you don't agree with my opinion doesn't give you the right to be abusive.

I am very discerning in my choice of viewing so avoid junk however it is delivered.

As for commercials, most programmes have them, hence I record programmes and skip the commercials - I only very, very rarely watch something live so commercials don't affect my viewing.


Personally, I consider most of what streamers have to offer is Junk - very little I would want to watch.

What you consider to be junk others may not and vice verse
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Just because you don't agree with my opinion doesn't give you the right to be abusive.

I am very discerning in my choice of viewing so avoid junk however it is delivered.

As for commercials, most programmes have them, hence I record programmes and skip the commercials - I only very, very rarely watch something live so commercials don't affect my viewing.


Personally, I consider most of what streamers have to offer is Junk - very little I would want to watch.

What you consider to be junk others may not and vice verse
I was not abusive, Raider. The banality I was referring to was in relation to content.

No need to record or fast-forward on the streamers.

Just to clarify, though, I acknowledge that if you watch a lot of sport, you are at a disadvantage. But I expect that to change over time.
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I was not abusive, Raider. The banality I was referring to was in relation to content.

No need to record or fast-forward on the streamers.

Just to clarify, though, I acknowledge that if you watch a lot of sport, you are at a disadvantage. But I expect that to change over time.

Ok, I accept your explanation.

When I have watched via streaming I have needed to FF to the start of what I want to watch and thru the half time break - nowhere near as easy as doing it on a linear channel.

I sincerely hope you are wrong with regards to watching sport changing to streamers - so far my experience of this happening is that it costs me extra to be able to watch what I used to on linear channels.

I see no reason why this will change as streamers suck you in with a lower sub then up it when they have enough people on the hook.
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Don't know what you think you are looking at my BB TV and house phone is all virgin . Have access to sky go . Mobile is Tesco so O2
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