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Amph Airwaves, Streams, Fibers & Cords: General TV Discussion

Discussion in 'Community' started by The2ndQuest , Nov 10, 2012.

  1. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    The justification despite a very profitable year is still “slowing growth and lower-than-expected profits.” Looking forward to their CEO getting an eleven gabillion zillion dollar per quarter raise.
     
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  2. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Force Ghost star 6

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    Everybody is stuck in their houses with little to do but watch streaming TV - of course they're going to raise prices. We're a captive ******* audience.
     
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  3. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    So glad I canceled Netflix a few years ago and now use my parents' account.
     
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  5. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    That's definitely going to be the make or break on whether it's any good (as the CEO notes, the material for a perfectly good show is already there), although I'm not sure who they could potentially sell it to.
     
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  6. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Paramount+ will be absorbing smaller streamers.

    Paramount and its owners ViacomCBS... strategy to date has been about spread – offering its own multiple streaming service apps including CBS All Access, Showtime, the ad supported Pluto TV and numerous others to cater to different needs, whilst also licensing out content which they’ve been doing to Netflix with quite a few of their films.

    The result has been successful but soft, the company not pulling in the big subscriber numbers an ‘all in one’ service could, but also not taking much financial risk there either. That may change a bit as during a quarter earnings call this week they announced plans to close up some of their smaller streaming services and absorb them into the rebranded CBS All Access which becomes Paramount+ next year.

    Which ones isn’t clear though absorptions will likely include MTV Hits, NickHits, Comedy Central Now and Noggin – the latter is the largest with at least 2.5 million subscribers to its name. CBS All Access and Showtime have seen huge boosts in recent months and now boast a total of 17.9 million combined subscribers, though that number doesn’t include Pluto TV which boasts 28.4 million monthly active users.
     
  7. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    I'm still so pissed off about Ink Master getting canceled.
     
  8. Adam of Nuchtern

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  9. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony JCC Game Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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    Peacock TV is offering 12-Month Peacock Premium TV Subscription for $49.99 - 50% Off w/ promo code TODAY50 = $24.99.
     
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  10. solojones

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    Thanks for letting me know! Signed up for that. For 25 bucks it's worth it to figure out if I like any of their shows.
     
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  11. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony JCC Game Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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    I'm sure you'll share with the family and they'll appreciate it so you'll definitely be getting your money's worth. ;)
     
  12. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Yes we definitely share our logins.
     
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  13. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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  14. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    The Halo series has been in some stage of development for ten years.
     
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  15. Ramza

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    This is going to seem like a joke but I’m totally serious: really, only ten? It feels like the full 19 or whatever years since the first one came out there’s just been chatter about doing it.
     
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  16. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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  17. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    I liked Peacock's Brave New World (which just finished airing on Showcase in Canada), the ending may be cliffhanger-ish by some but felt more of an ending to me than anything. Since Corus bought all of the Peacock originals in Canada I just saw that Saved by the Bell is going to be airing on W network, of all things. HBO Max's Looney Tunes is on Teletoon ondemand so I will hopefully check that out.

    Still no Canadian network has picked up Stargirl yet, the DC universe content was all over the map different channels.
     
  18. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I'm personally relieved we got the one good Neil Blommkamp movie out of the arrangement rather than whatever mess a Halo movie inevitably would have been.
     
  19. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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  20. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Venture Bros hope from the head of HBO Max:

     
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  21. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    i realize how sad this sounds

    but this is probably the best news i've gotten in months. found out just in time to watch at lunch on my work-from-home day today. thx questy
     
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  22. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    conan's run with tbs is ending, after ten years. he's headed to hbo max for a weekly variety series.

    his statement, lol: "in 1993, johnny carson gave me the best advice of my career: 'get to a streaming platform.' i'm thrilled that i get to continue doing whatever the hell it is i do on hbo max, and i look forward to a free subscription."
     
  23. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Wow, that's really interesting. After his short but memorable run on The Tonight Show before the NBC Leno screwery, you can tell he enjoyed the freedom that TBS gave him (albeit on a smaller budget). I only watched the first few years regularly but I know he scaled back to a shorter format more recently. I can see him carrying that forward as a good pairing with Last Week Tonight and being an extremely less-douchy alternative to Bill Mahr, as far as the late night comedy/talk show angle goes.

     
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  24. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    A weekly series sounds great. I am sure that is easier to manage too.
     
  25. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    yah I'll definitely watch more Conan as a weekly show aside from random scattered bits on youtube. Bring back Pimpbot5000!

     
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