News Picard show to stream on Amazon Prime (outside US/Canada)

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by caliginous, May 13, 2019.

  1. Alan Roi

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    I, personally am not a fan of monopolies, but unlike cable, you can subscribe to streaming services by the month, which would mean there would have to be a dozens of different such services to equal a yearly cable bill for those who get streaming services to save on costs.

    You want a monopoly? Well, in most places Cable is pretty much a monopoly, so be careful what you wish for, because private corporation monopolies aren't exactly consumer friendly most of the time.
     
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  2. Timelord Victorious

    Timelord Victorious Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Amazon Prime Student :beer:
    One year for free. Then you need to be at least one year not a subscriber to get the offer again.
    Household with two students! :beer::beer:
     
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  3. Alan Roi

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    This could also be good news in disguise. As the Netflix deal is providing us a spinnoff of Discovery with S31, its entirely possible that if Picard is a success, then Amazon would be open to spinnoffs from that show, thus creating quickly enough, an embarrassment of Star Trek riches for us all.
     
  4. .:: TSN ::.

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    Streaming services really don't mind if you alternate between different services. They still get paid from the months you watch it and enough people find stuff to watch to keep the service year round. Or just forget to cancel.

    Netflix has enough own shows to air. They don't need Star Trek. They got burned by the Marvel shows when Disney pulled the rug from under them. I doubt thay they co-produce or over pay for another show with a company that may some day become their global competitor.
     
  5. SpocksOddSocks

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    Me too, but I keep hoping to get rid of Amazon. I suppose this isn't a massive surprise as Jeff Bezos seems determined to try and make Amazon the Sci-Fi and fantasy forerunner anyway.

    * But the big disappointment is the 24 hours later bit. With Disco, we get in the UK, only about 6-8 hours later, and I really do make a point of watching it in the morning before leaving the house, just so I don't need to avoid the forum for as long.

    Edit: I'd originally read a different article that said "24 hours later", rather the one in the OP which says "within 24 hours". There's some hope yet.
     
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  6. Krandor

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    You are right about be carful what you wish for. I remember in the cable days people hating paying for 300+ channels and wanted to get channels a la carte and just pick the channels they wanted (which was never going to work quite like they wanted it). Now with streaming we have exactly that... pick the "channels" you want and ignore the others and just pay for what you want. And Now people want all the content at a single place again.
     
  7. Krandor

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    Disney didn't pull the rug out from under them. Netflix could have made more at the original negotiated rate. Netflix wanted a reduction in the rate and Disney said no. In the end though the decision not to make more was Netflix.
     
  8. Turtletrekker

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    *sigh* Neither Disney nor Marvel cancelled the Netflix shows, Netflix canceled the Netflix shows. The shows, while popular, were not bringing in enough new subscribers to justify the licensing fee that Marvel charged them.

    If anyone got the rug pulled out from underneath them, it was Marvel television.
     
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  9. Butters

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    I’ve also got prime for the deliveries, but don’t watch anything on Prime because I have to buy an additional device to view it on the big telly. Not doing that.

    I’ll watch Prime when I can do it with the one remote control I use for everything else.

    Obviously, I will watch the Picard thing, but on a kindle.
     
  10. Sakonna

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    True, but don't forget that this would have happened no matter where the Picard show ended up streaming.

    Allow me. In the timelline where Netflix snapped up the international streaming rights on Picard as well as Disco: "If Disco wasn't a failure, another outlet would have come in with a stronger bid! The only streaming service that will have them is the most undiscriminating, the streaming service that will burn money on anything."

    That's the thing about the conspiracy-minded. Once you're committed, literally ANYTHING that happens after will just be taken as more proof of the conspiracy. :bolian:
     
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  11. AutoAdmin

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    A new news article has been published at TrekToday:

    The new Star Trek series featuring Sir Patrick Stewart will be airing on Amazon Prime internationally. The show will air on CBS...

    Continue reading...
     
  12. BillJ

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    Either that, or "it ended up on Netflix because no one else bid on it".
     
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  13. donners22

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    Huh, I was sure it would wind up on Ten All Access in Australia.

    This is rather annoying - the only thing I have any interest in on Amazon Prime is Good Omens, which will be out well before this - but still better than Ten All Access.
     
  14. Cake

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    I guess Amazon simply was able and willing to pay more. Now I am curious, where the other Star Trek series will end up.
     
  15. Krandor

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    If it’s a spin off of discovery Netflix gets it which would be section 31.

    Now lower decks and so forth will get interesting.

    I wonder if amazon has rights to spinoffs of Picard which I expect we’ll get?
     
  16. King Daniel Beyond

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    I'll bet each series will land on a different streaming service. CBS-AA don't want any one of their competitors to grow too strong and they're getting their show paid for at the same time. And one day they'll roll out CBS-AA globally and bring Trek under one roof.
     
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  17. Cake

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    Do we even know for sure that Section 31 will be on Netflix? Has they announced anything in this regard or is this an assumption? It is not like Netflix bought a specific Star Trek licence and then produced the series on their own. So who knows if they own the exclusive rights to all DIS characters including Georgiou and Tyler. Maybe they only have the rights so far to show DIS internationally and that is it.
     
  18. donners22

    donners22 Commodore Commodore

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    They have the rights to Discovery spin-offs:

    https://deadline.com/2018/08/patric...l-access-executives-interview-tca-1202440492/

    DEADLINE: Are the Star Trek extensions contractually obligated to go to Netflix internationally per the deal on Discovery?
    STAPF: It’s complicated. Some are, some aren’t, depending on how it gets defined as series or a spinoff.
    DEADLINE: So, the one announced yesterday with Sir Patrick, that’s a standalone series right?
    STAPF: Yes, that’s a new series. Which I think is important to distinguish.
     
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  19. Nyotarules

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    Oh well I won't be watching it since I don't want to subscribe to Prime
     
  20. Owain Taggart

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    Thing is, with cable, you have that one corporation that you give money to give you access to what you want. With all these streaming services, it means putting money into separate services, each of them wanting a piece of the pie. After a certain point, it starts to become less manageable and you have lots of people who simply don't want to pay for yet another service.

    I feel for those who will have to pay for a different service to see another Trek show. I honestly don't feel it's going to be too good for the health of the franchise, and that strategy is only going to end up fragmenting the fanbase further.
     
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