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Old 20-07-2022, 13:59   #1486
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If that happens, I won’t be continuing my subscription
Being tested in USA atm but what Netflix do over there tends to happen here too https://thestreamable.com/uk/news/ne...side-your-home
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Old 20-07-2022, 16:27   #1487
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So basically even if you have the Premium subscription and go for a holiday in a cottage for example you can’t login with your Netflix account on a Smart TV in the home/hotel room what a complete joke.

How many parents login there accounts for there kids to watch at grandparents houses , there will be lots of people not to happy with this.
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Old 21-07-2022, 09:39   #1488
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So basically even if you have the Premium subscription and go for a holiday in a cottage for example you can’t login with your Netflix account on a Smart TV in the home/hotel room what a complete joke.

How many parents login there accounts for there kids to watch at grandparents houses , there will be lots of people not to happy with this.
Also what about if you are in the same house using different internet connections.

This will just lose them more customers
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Old 21-07-2022, 09:45   #1489
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You thought they would have started to heed the warning signs.

Obviously not it seems.
Sales are vanity, profits are sanity, cash is king.

Netflix is the streaming market leader so if it can't increase sales then it needs to cut costs or increase prices or do both to be viable.
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Old 26-07-2022, 01:43   #1490
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Amazon have announced the cost of a Prime subscription will rise from £7.99 a month to £8.99 or annually from £79 to £95 from 15th September.

The first increase since 2014.
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Old 26-07-2022, 07:31   #1491
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Amazon have announced the cost of a Prime subscription will rise from £7.99 a month to £8.99 or annually from £79 to £95 from 15th September.

The first increase since 2014.
Unsurprising given that everything else is going up l would say.
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Amazon have announced the cost of a Prime subscription will rise from £7.99 a month to £8.99 or annually from £79 to £95 from 15th September.

The first increase since 2014.
May see me cancel now as I rarely use Prime and can manage without the free next day delivery.
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Some countries had a 43% increase so 20% increase for the UK since 2014 isn't bad.
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Some countries had a 43% increase so 20% increase for the UK since 2014 isn't bad.
I am a student and when that runs out hopefully I will be a student again hahaha
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Still good value
It's excellent value especially when you consider you get unlimited photo cloud storage without losing quality.
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For our household it is.
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Wonder if this means that the HBO-Sky deal will be renewed post 2025?

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Warner Bros Discovery calls time on ‘spend, spend, spend’ streaming mode

CEO David Zaslav says recently merged group will adopt ‘sensible’ approach as it reports $3.4bn quarterly loss

Warner Bros Discovery has called time on Hollywood’s all-in bet on streaming, as it renounced a growth-at-any-cost strategy in favour of a more traditional approach to selling its films and shows for “maximum value”.

The strategy shift came as the group warned of a difficult economic outlook and reported a net loss of $3.4bn in its first full quarter as a merged company, highlighting the integration challenges facing the sprawling media group.

Warner’s executive team outlined plans to establish a combined streaming service bringing together HBO Max and Discovery Plus, but pointedly described the platform as only “one part” of a broader approach.

Mocking the “spend, spend, spend and charge very little” approach taken in recent years as media groups fixated on streaming growth, Zaslav said Warner would in future adopt a “more sensible” approach to budgets and pricing.

“It was a reaction to the capital markets — let’s go ahead and collapse businesses and overspend on content,” he said, referring to how media groups sacrificed traditional licensing and theatrical revenues to feed streaming platforms with exclusive movies and shows. “We think we can build a great streaming business that can touch everyone but we are not collapsing businesses into it.”
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Personally I don't think they will

They still planning to launch the combined streamer in new markets later in 2024 although it might be accelerated.
https://tbivision.com/2022/08/05/wbd...ategy-dc-plan/

I read Warner Bros Discovery's content will be licenced to third-parties increasingly if it is not performing optimally on the combined streamer.

Exclusivity of content isn't the priority.

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Personally I don't think they will

They still planning to launch the combined streamer in new markets later in 2024 although it might be accelerated.
https://tbivision.com/2022/08/05/wbd...ategy-dc-plan/

I read Warner Bros Discovery's content will be licenced to third-parties increasingly if it is not performing optimally on the combined streamer.

Exclusivity of content isn't the priority.
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The current 2025 plan does not include the major UK, German and Italian markets, due to the existing output deals with European pay giant Sky, which Perrette added meant there was “significant opportunity for expansion” in future.
A little confusing as WBD could do it from 2025 in the UK.

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