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    So much for Netflix being dead


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hector View Post
    Unfortunately, awards do not make for good business. Profits do. They spent $15 billion and aren't seeing a return on that investment. That business model isn't sustainable. Marketwatch reports that physical media is making a strong comeback, as consumers are already tiring of having to pay for several different streaming services in addition to regular cable and/or satellite just to watch TV. Costs can run into the thousands annually. If I paid to watch all the shows I want to, I'd have to have Netflix, Disney+, CBS All Access, DC Universe, Amazon Prime, and Criterion. No way in hell.

    I'll stick to my Blu-rays, thank you very much.

    I fully expect the entire streaming thing to collapse within a few years.

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    I'm pretty sure the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences doesn't have many members that can't afford a streaming service -- which a good chunk of America can't.

    Steaming doesn't seem viable for expansion beyond what it is now.

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    So much for pirating being dead!
    Expectation is the death of discovery.

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    Nope. It's dead. Hulu just added pretty much all of the Star Trek series. Now Disney has both the Star Trek and Star Wars fan base.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enyawd72 View Post

    I fully expect the entire streaming thing to collapse within a few years.
    It's here to stay but it will likely be a much different landscape in the next five years, mergers, acquisitions and closures. There is a lot of money on the table but eventually, consumers will become overwhelmed. I guess we may be down to a half dozan options by then. Until then it's a golden age for people in film and TV production!

    Physical Media ain't going nowhere either. It'll never be as big but i know a guy who runs a major DVD distribution company here in Canada. From what he tells me, business is booming.

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    Tubi has it right

    Free streaming with limited commercials

    Tubi seems to be growing with a lot more big name movies plus plenty of obscure oddities the big pay streamers would never touch
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    Itís doesnít matter to me either way...as I have everything...Xfinity Premium package with OnDemand, Disney Plus/Hulu/ESPN+, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV Plus...and Iím going to sign up for CBS Access to watch Picard (could care less about Discovery though)...


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    The only physical Blu-ray sets that I care for are my Alien Quadrilogy and Alien Anthology sets. The rest of my DVD and Blu-Ray stuff are collecting dust down in my basement in some boxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palitoy View Post
    Physical Media ain't going nowhere either. It'll never be as big but i know a guy who runs a major DVD distribution company here in Canada. From what he tells me, business is booming.
    That is comforting to hear. I am already overwhelmed by the streaming choices.

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