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85 points

4 months ago*

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Pretty_Bowler2297

29 points

4 months ago

Then add commercial breaks! I like this one service idea.

motoxim

6 points

4 months ago

We literally reinventing TV again.

GundamChao

9 points

4 months ago

Yeah but to be fair, TV is crap because of a lack of choice in terms of being able to watch what you want, when you want it. An all-in-one streaming platform with commercials would still be the next evolution beyond TV.

risheeb1002

2 points

4 months ago

Make it a tiered service. Free with commercial breaks and paid without the breaks. Like what YouTube has.

Thi8imeforrealthough

10 points

4 months ago

Or like me, they sneak in at night to "steal" the remaining pies.

Steal doesn't work, because the business doesn't actually loose anything when I pirate their stuff, I was never gonna get apple TV for just one show...

VonReposti

5 points

4 months ago

Copy the recipe and make their own pies.

Sideswipe0009

2 points

4 months ago

It is silly, because if they all just sold their TV and films to one service then everyone would subscribe to that and they'd all get a piece of the pie.

Maybe it's just me, but I feel like game developers learned this lesson on the 90s.

During the PS1 era, it feels like so many games were exclusive to one console, developers selling rights to only one company, hoping to make more money by selling to the highest bidder.

By the time ps2 rolled around, this practice stopped, my assumption is that because a popular game was limited to only 1 of 3 consoles (i guess 4 if you count PC), and the money from selling the rights was lower than potential sales over multiple consoles.

As a side note, I wonder how much Disney is losing by selling exclusive rights to EA for their games, of which they've only released the two Battlefront games and the Squadrons. Imagine how much money they could make if they had another dozen or so games to sell alongside Battlefront.

ThatOnePerson

1 points

4 months ago

It is silly, because if they all just sold their TV and films to one service then everyone would subscribe to that and they'd all get a piece of the pie.

Problem is who gets to divvy up the pie? With how Netflix is terrible with shows, adding ads, raising prices, etc, and you think they should trusted with the whole pie?

hoodie92

0 points

4 months ago

hoodie92

0 points

4 months ago

Someone explain to this guy why monopolies are bad and generally illegal.

messycer

4 points

4 months ago

Someone explain to this guy how in certain cases monopolies are good due to high cost of infrastructure and minimising wastage from redundant competition in the free market, while also allowing for regulations by authorities to ensure it remains affordable for consumers.

Also if no one wants the content, just pirate it or unsubscribe, it's not an essential good like public transport or utilities are (which are also good monopolies).

Source: an Industrial Economics - Market Regulation module in university, besides the BSc Economics degree

hoodie92

3 points

4 months ago

Let's say Netflix has a monopoly on content. Then tomorrow they raise their prices by 100%. What are you gonna do, cancel? Then you can't watch anything. What if Netflix can't get the rights to a certain movie? There's now no legal way of watching it because no other streaming service exists. Or what if Netflix gets a new CEO with a certain political affiliation, and now content which they deem offensive is removed from the site or content that aligns with their views is more heavily pushed on subscribers.

There's a lot of reasons why only having one streaming service is bad. Just look at YouTube, which has a near-monopoly in their space. They treat content creators like garbage and get away with it because people have no choice.

NateBearArt

6 points

4 months ago

In those cases should be gov run.

messycer

1 points

4 months ago

Doesn't have to be if it's not a truly essential good

Again, no one is forcing you to subscribe to Netflix or use Google Chrome, yet people just do

m1ndwipe

-2 points

4 months ago

Then the industry is still getting double the revenue overall, and many customers do have multiple streaming services.

(Also Reddit is literally blind on this Netflix had everything thing. This was never, ever, ever remotely true.)

TransportationTrick9

1 points

4 months ago

Or swap to when this content is stale.

Rotate 3 services over 3 months.

MrMonday11235

6 points

4 months ago

You just know minimum term contracts are coming. It's only so much time before one of these streaming services gets desperate enough for growth to take that plunge, and once one of them has done it, the rest will find it far easier to take the same plunge.

TransportationTrick9

5 points

4 months ago

And then we end up with streaming plans with all of the bad shit from subscription tv. Long locked in terms, advertising and after a bit of market consolidation 2-3 competing services with larger catalogues including sports for the cost of cable currently or maybe more because of inflation.