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CBS All Access will be renamed Paramount Plus, will continue to be insignificant

Who the hell wants another streaming service?

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by Anonymousreply 22Yesterday at 4:59 PM

No kidding. Couldn't they partner with another small service? Steaming is so Balkanized now.

by Anonymousreply 109/15/2020

I realize most streaming services are about getting the very popular shows like "Friends" but I wish one of these would build up a catalog of old shows - CBS should have done that a long time ago.

by Anonymousreply 209/15/2020

Nah. People always say they got rid of cable because the prices were astronomical. Do they think 10 different streaming services will be a whole lot cheaper?

by Anonymousreply 309/15/2020

Cable was around 200 bucks R3. Still significantly cheaper than an antenna, Hulu, Netflix and HBO Max combined. It's less than 40 bucks a month for me.

by Anonymousreply 409/15/2020

I do, of course.

by Anonymousreply 509/15/2020

Only if it's free.

by Anonymousreply 609/15/2020

That's a pretty innovative name. Surely took a lot of courage to come up with... this.

by Anonymousreply 709/15/2020

As many analysts are noting, there are now eight major streaming services and half a dozen "FASTs"-- free streaming services like Pluto and Tubi. Between them they have more and better options than cable TV for a whole lot less money.

Seems like a no-brainer for most people.

And from what I have read, Paramount+ will indeed have a huge catalog of older Viacom and CBS shows. The only potential hold up is that they don't have the rights to all their former hits--sometimes the studios that made those shows retain the rights.

by Anonymousreply 809/15/2020

Ultimately the biggest problem is "churn"; people subscribing and unsubscribing because they've finished the program they want to see. For example I want to see the upcoming miniseries of The Stand on CBS All Access, but I will wait til all episodes are out and then subscribe, binge it and unsubscribe.

Netflix is really the only streamer to have overcome churn by turning out volumes of original content each month; no other streamer has caught up to it. I don't think any other streamer will be able to match its market dominance.

by Anonymousreply 909/15/2020

T-0-R-R-E-N-T and V-P-N are cheaper!

by Anonymousreply 1009/15/2020

She Bee Esh, All Ackshesh! Will it be showing Shteppin' Out?

by Anonymousreply 1109/15/2020

[quote]Who the hell wants another streaming service?

How is this "another" streaming service if they're just renaming an existing one?

by Anonymousreply 1209/15/2020

It was good to get away from All Access, that sounds very porny, but just throwing on the + sign doesn’t make it Disney equivalent. I’m actually surprised Disney didn’t find some way to trademark the + sign, their lawyers must be slipping.

by Anonymousreply 1309/15/2020

R10 not really an option when ISPs havr gotten 'smarter' and started capping people, usually around 1TB a month.

by Anonymousreply 1409/15/2020

The churn across streaming services is exhausting. Shows disappear with little notice and it gets hard to find content. I am considering just buying and ripping DVDs for the content I love, before it goes out of print.

by Anonymousreply 1509/15/2020

There will be massive rebundling to fight churn R9

Hulu and CBS already offer discounts if you subscribe for a year, there are bundles of ESPN+, Hulu and Disney+ available and that' before the big cable companies and Roku and Amazon and Apple start offering bundles of the big streaming services.

by Anonymousreply 1609/15/2020

There must be industry insiders in this thread. Never heard of churn before .

by Anonymousreply 1709/15/2020

I'm pissed CBS adopted this f-ing subscription service at all. I should sign up to watch better shows like "The Good Fight" than the dreck they program on over-the-air? It's getting to the point that network television is a wasteland of game shows and reality programming. So I wait until a streaming show I like is released on DVD and watch whenever I want and don't have to worry that my subscription has lapsed or the streaming service has dropped the show I love.

by Anonymousreply 1809/15/2020

[quote] It's getting to the point that network television is a wasteland of game shows and reality programming

Yes. Like everything else these days we now have a two-tier system and network TV, with its massive ad loads has been relegated to The Olds and The Poors.

by Anonymousreply 1909/16/2020

I will do as I've done before, sign up for a month to watch THE GOOD FIGHT and then cancel again.

by Anonymousreply 2009/16/2020

WTF is going on at Viacom

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by Anonymousreply 21Yesterday at 10:17 AM

Am I supposed to watch 200 Goddamn hours of TV A week???

by Anonymousreply 22Yesterday at 4:59 PM
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