Anyone keeping CBS All Access during Discovery's hiatus?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by MarsWeeps, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. Tim Thomason

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  2. Sisko_is_my_captain

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    I cancelled my commercial free plan before Thanksgiving. Today, I got an email offering 20% off 3 months at any level if I renew by Dec 8. They must have hemorrhaged subscribers after the hiatus began.
     
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  3. MarsWeeps

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    It'll be much worse after the last episodes of the first season. With season 2 rumored to air in 2019, I bet 99% of those that initially signed up will cancel.
     
  4. DaveyNY

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    I saved my money and went a different route.
    I can only afford my internet connection and one Pay-to-Watch service, that's it.
    Netflix beats CBS hands down and therefore gets my money.
    Besides, there are soooo many ways to watch stuff now and most of them don't empty out my bank account.
    <shrug>
     
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  5. Lord Garth

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    I'll be stupid enough to hold onto my CBS All Access subscription. At least through the end of the entire season. I'm re-watching episodes.

    If I was that bad off that spending $6.99 for one month of downtime would cause me problems, it wouldn't make sense for me to have a subscription in the first place.
     
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  6. Sisko_is_my_captain

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    Now they are offering 50% off for two months if I subscribe by 12/8. What are the start and end dates for the second half of the season?
     
  7. Flyer00Jay

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    I was getting free month offers all the time after the fifth episode when I canceled, I had to unsubscribe.
     
  8. starsuperion

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    Depends, not everyone's money flow is consistent. Neither are bills. So it's not as easy or uncomplicated as that. 6.99 per month is sometimes a luxury on top of the cable, internet, electric, water, rent, car payment, and Christmas shopping. Yea, it may just be that 6.99 is a bit of a waste if you feel that another streaming membership does better, and has better content. Its not the price also in some cases, it's the principle. On principle, I canceled mine. I'd rather watch Netflix or Hulu. I have both.
     
  9. Gonzo

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    This is going to be the big question, once Discovery is over how many will drop CBS until it returns.

    The answer could have a big effect on if/when we get a spin-off so that CBS can air it during Discoverys hiatus.

    At the same time they won't want the new show to over shadow Discovery.

    Personally I think there could be a lot who dump the subscription once the show finished it's first season.

    The execs at CBS will be watching the sub numbers very closely.
     
  10. Gonzo

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    That would be good for Trek and the chances of a spin-off to air during hiatus.
     
  11. Lord Garth

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    Before you know it, they'll have four different Star Trek series to pad out all 52 weeks. Unless they can come up with something else to keep everyone on board all year.

    They'll decentralize Star Trek on CBSAA and turn it into a genre or a brand line, just like Marvel with Netflix. So that anthology Bryan Fuller wanted? It might happen after all, just in the form of different series instead of the same series.

    Of course, one day I might end up laughing at myself for even speculating this.
     
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  12. ralfy

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    According to one thread in this forum, Netflix international paid for the entire production budget of STD.
     
  13. Lord Garth

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    While that's true, I'm sure CBSAA wants to keep subscribers, Star Trek or not.
     
  14. Jayson1

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    Actually I think they would want a new show to over shadow "Discovery." If your trying to keep a brand going you want to keep toping the last show or movie. "Flash" did that when it kind of surpassed "Arrow." You don't want to be "Fear of the Walking Dead" where it doesn't hit it off like the previous show so when the older show starts to fade as many think "Walking Dead" is doing you don't got anything to replace it.

    Jason
     
  15. Krandor

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    That I one reason they are doing new twilight zone. Probably think that will appeal to similar audience.
     
  16. shivkala

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    Just got my email that my previously paid subscription is cancelled. Hey, All Access, see you on January 7th!
     
  17. Vger23

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    I've been spending time re-watching Star Trek Discovery and After Trek. Works for me.
     
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  18. Sverre

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    Would you guys pay for all access, if they gave DS9 and VOY the full blu ray resto job, like they did for TNG? That would be a pretty big cool advantage to have, be the only service with all Star Trek series in HD
     
  19. MarsWeeps

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    Well, I tried watching TOS episodes and they were not HD. They looked like versions that someone used VHS to record in the 70's. Awful to watch. If they had all remastered versions that were available, I would consider keeping it.
     
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  20. Krandor

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    I was surprised by that too. I can only assume there is something in either the netflix or amazon contracts preventing them from doing so. Will probably change when those contracts come up for rernewal.