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Old 18-12-2018, 12:04   #436
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Re: Linear is old tech - on demand is the future

I wonder what the overlap is (customers who have pay-tv and those who pay for streaming services)?

For instance, I have VM and Amazon Prime, and my daughter has VM, Amazon Prime, and Netflix.
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I imagine 14 million of them are on the Prime free trial
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Old 18-12-2018, 14:38   #438
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I wonder what the overlap is (customers who have pay-tv and those who pay for streaming services)?

For instance, I have VM and Amazon Prime, and my daughter has VM, Amazon Prime, and Netflix.
We have all three as well, plus Now TV for Sky Atlantic content mainly.
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We have all three as well, plus Now TV for Sky Atlantic content mainly.

I notice Amazon have charged me for Prime on my Recent statement. Not sure how they did this, it is possibly from a purchase thru Amazon in September.

I would state, I never asked for the free trial, or signed up to Prime (in fact I have put purchased something else in the interim which would have been free delivery with Prime membership.

So I presume I am one of the majority, despite never having streamed anything - false statistics imho.

I wonder how many others are included in the streamers as a result of being a Prime member?

I will be ringing them to sort it out.
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Re: Linear is old tech - on demand is the future

I would imagine all Prime members are included in the statistics, as they can stream the Amazon Prime content (and Amazon Music) - I initially took Prime because I could get it half price, but since September, I have paid full price (and happy to).
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I notice Amazon have charged me for Prime on my Recent statement. Not sure how they did this, it is possibly from a purchase thru Amazon in September.

I would state, I never asked for the free trial, or signed up to Prime
They have recently changed the purchase checkout process, and it's all too easy to sign up for a trial. What used to be the "Confirm purchase" button now signs you up for the trial. You now have to click the "Don't gain Unlimited One-Day Delivery" link (which isn't a button).
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I would imagine all Prime members are included in the statistics, as they can stream the Amazon Prime content (and Amazon Music) - I initially took Prime because I could get it half price, but since September, I have paid full price (and happy to).
Well worth it in a household where several family members are using it on a regular basis.
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They have recently changed the purchase checkout process, and it's all too easy to sign up for a trial. What used to be the "Confirm purchase" button now signs you up for the trial. You now have to click the "Don't gain Unlimited One-Day Delivery" link (which isn't a button).
I can see how my wife might have fell into that trap, as it was her purchase that seemed to have started all this, but how it got onto my credit card is beyond me unless they used the card last used with the email address?

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but how it got onto my credit card is beyond me unless they used the card last used with the email address?
That seems quite possible. Check your account settings.

https://www.theguardian.com/money/20...ewal-automatic
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There goes another one. TV5 Monde on Sky and Virgin Media being abandoned in favour of on demand programming.

https://www.a516digital.com/2018/11/...to-online.html

It is not yet clear whether the on demand programming will still be available on Sky or Virgin Media, but it sounds as if we might only be able to access it via the internet.
The reason for this is more likely to be licensing issues caused by Brexit.
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Old 19-12-2018, 08:28   #446
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The reason for this is more likely to be licensing issues caused by Brexit.
I wouldn't rule it out completely, but that's not what they said was the reason. They said 'changing viewer habits' were to blame.
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TV5 didn't have an Ofcom licence and relied on its French licence to broadcast to the rest of the EU, including until now the UK. Most channels affected by this are the other way around (based in London and licenced in the UK but broadcasting to other EU countries).
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Interesting items here detailing likely developments in 2019 and beyond. The golden days of streaming services has begun.

http://www.csimagazine.com/csi/2019-...redictions.php

http://www.csimagazine.com/csi/2019-...ons-part-2.php
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Well, considering both of those articles are predictions I’d say “begun” may be premature. As Eleven Sports are learning it’s a crowded market already and do consumers who are already paying out substantial amounts really want to pay more for frivolous content just because it’s there.

Economic data in the USA and the eurozone pointing towards likely recession won’t help either. While the technologies will be utilised it’s far more likely to be the incumbents who benefit from this.
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Well, considering both of those articles are predictions I’d say “begun” may be premature. As Eleven Sports are learning it’s a crowded market already and do consumers who are already paying out substantial amounts really want to pay more for frivolous content just because it’s there.

Economic data in the USA and the eurozone pointing towards likely recession won’t help either. While the technologies will be utilised it’s far more likely to be the incumbents who benefit from this.
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