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Old 01-09-2019, 20:04   #1111
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Where did i get figure from?

Say showtime, starz, cinemax and hbo = equivalant of Sky cinema, then live tv and no ads addon = skys package including sports and boxsets.
Is live tv streaming? Why would I sub to Hulu via Showtime, Starz, Cinemax or HBO when it's cheaper direct?
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Is live tv streaming? Why would I sub to Hulu via Showtime, Starz, Cinemax or HBO when it's cheaper direct?
It's an example and yes live tv on hulu is streaming as you get it via your internet connection.
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Old 01-09-2019, 21:05   #1113
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It's an example and yes live tv on hulu is streaming as you get it via your internet connection.
Just making sure you knew. Now explain why you would pay for the streaming service and then pay for live TV?

$44.99 pm gets you live TV and all streaming content.

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Presumably because live TV has the content worth watching? The poster has built a like for like package - from a streaming provider. Hardly unreasonable. $44.99 doesn't include much of the available content.

I'm going to hazard that the vast majority of TV subscribers care for the content not the delivery method.

Like for like subscribers won't be any better off - this is a land grab and battle between global conglomerates.
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Just making sure you knew. Now explain why you would pay for the streaming service and then pay for live TV?

$44.99 pm gets you live TV and all streaming content.

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I've gone for like for like also with live tv you get more channels including live sport, you do not get the live sport or local channels aka cbs,cw etc on the $11.99 package.
As i already explained Showtime, hbo, starz and cinemax are being used as a like for like for SKY Cinema.
Live tv like for like for SKY entertainment plus kids plus sports plus hd,
on demand as a like for like for sky boxsets.

I'm not knocking streaming btw as i too believe that streaming is the future for tv.
The $44.99p/m is live tv and ad supported on demand it does not include HBO, Showtime, Starz or Cinemax these are addons.

Another to look at is playstation vue https://www.playstation.com/en-us/network/vue/ or sling tv .

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Building a like for like package defeats the idea of streaming. You will end up paying for channels you will never watch just as you do now with virgin and Sky.

The whole point of streaming is that you only pay for access to what you want to watch which is why I suggested earlier that most would settle for 2 or 3 streaming providers and pick up an occasional month here and there with another.
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Building a like for like package defeats the idea of streaming. You will end up paying for channels you will never watch just as you do now with virgin and Sky.

The whole point of streaming is that you only pay for access to what you want to watch which is why I suggested earlier that most would settle for 2 or 3 streaming providers and pick up an occasional month here and there with another.
Oh defo i agree with you, after the free trial i'll use the $44.99p/m of hulu as the movies are ad free apparantly and it'll give me the sports too, combine it with netflix and my vpn be all tv i need.
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Building a like for like package defeats the idea of streaming. You will end up paying for channels you will never watch just as you do now with virgin and Sky.

The whole point of streaming is that you only pay for access to what you want to watch which is why I suggested earlier that most would settle for 2 or 3 streaming providers and pick up an occasional month here and there with another.
You end up with content you donít watch on streaming services as well.

Are any of your hypothetical two or three streaming services offering the latest movie releases or premium sports?

If and when they do thatís more money. Youíre also forgetting, as many do, that when Sky/Virgin strike wholesale deals itís pennies per subscriber per channel due to economies of sale.

When these distributors are trying to recoup the same money from tens/hundreds of thousands of subscribers itíll be much more expensive for those who do. Two or three subscriptions and Iíd already pay more for that plus broadband than I do for Virgin.
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