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

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

  1. serabine

    serabine Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Here in Germany you can subscribe to Amazon Video without Prime for 7,99 €, and you can cancel monthly.
     
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  2. serabine

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    Yeah, I feel that it's good that there's competition, because it means unless any one service has something extra-ordinary to offer, they all have to keep to a relatively low price point and stay easy to subscribe/quit. I've this dreadful thought that the content kraken that is Disney might use their chokehold on family entertainment to price dump other services into oblivion, and then raise the price and demand one year contracts once they are the last one standing.
     
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  3. mdtauk

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    I hope the series will eventually move to Netflix, just so all of Star Trek can be available in one place.
     
  4. Reyman

    Reyman Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Amazon Prime UK has definitely got better in recent months. This is another welcome addition and they have a LOTR prequel/spin off in the works. You can share a prime account now too, even with someone living at a different address. It really is great value for money.
     
  5. Krandor

    Krandor Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'd be willing to bet the contract doesn't allow that at least not for a LONG time.
     
  6. Alan Roi

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    It is available in one place, ,CBSAA,
     
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  7. Krandor

    Krandor Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    That was always the case with cable too. Yeah you may have just paid comcast but every single channel got some of that money and got their piece of the pie.

    I do know that paying multiple services can be less convenient but really for most you setup auto billing and you are done. It isn't like you have to send a check every month.

    In the end, stuff like demanding a la carte and so forth wasn't because people reallly didn't want 100 channels. It is they thought if they dropped from 100 channels to 10 channels their bill would be 10% of what it was which was never going to happen.

    And the multiple streaming services isn't really about paying multiple companies but only about the cost. All the "I want a la carte" and "I want everything on netflix" isn't really about those but simply the cost which is human nature but we come up with reasons sometime to justify it.
     
  8. mdtauk

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    I live in the UK, so CBSAA is not a thing here. The rest of it is on Netflix.
     
  9. Owain Taggart

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    Well, obviously. In the end, the cable companies always wanted more. Even now, they always find ways to get people to buy more due to a lack of overlap that don't really benefit the customer by packaging dead channels with certain packages.

    Yes, cost is certainly the main motivator, which intersects with those wanting to cut the cord, but my point about paying for multiple companies is that it all adds up in the end to the overall cost. And everything being so spread out doesn't benefit the customer. In fact, I'd argue it only confuses the customer who may be looking for where to watch.
     
  10. Tim Thomason

    Tim Thomason Commodore Commodore

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    If you want to watch Star Trek on one service, simply write to your local MP and/or sovereign, and urge them to begin the process for statehood into the United States.
     
  11. mdtauk

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    Oh and not bringing the US back as a British colony? Replace Trump with the Queen??

    LOL :biggrin:
     
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  12. LtChange

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    I don't get people ... Honestly you are crying about subscribing to Amazon Prime when Prime is 3 euros for the first 6 months or 6-7 euros for anybody who is after the 6 months. Honestly that is much? Are you a smoker? that is less than a pack of cigarettes ... Do you like beer? You really cannot give up on 2-3 beers to buy a subscription to watch a Star trek show? And this is only if you live from salary to salary and you don't have 6 euros in plus. And you call yourself a Star trek fan? I have maybe one of the lowest salary around here as I live in one of the poorest countries in Europe, I will still buy Amazon Prime for 3 months of Star Trek
     
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  13. rahullak

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    This is very welcome news for me! I have Amazon Prime for the past 2 years, for the content as well as the delivery. It is way cheaper (around 10 times cheaper) than Netflix here. I had mentioned on another thread that I hoped the Picard show would be on Amazon, and whaddyaknow? Wish fulfilled! :)

    As for the fragmentation of Trek across services, well, I can't believe that CBS didn't consider the implications. It's business. Strategy is what they do. I think it must have been part of their overall strategy to have things this way. Maybe Amazon outbid everyone, maybe not. Maybe they didn't like to have all their eggs in one basket. As someone mentioned, if you really want to see the show, you can subscribe for a few months and then get out of it. If/When CBSAA goes global, they wouldn't want to be in a weaker competitive position, and forcing their hand, as someone mentioned.
     
  14. Cake

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    But why would anyone do this when you can subscribe to Amazon Prime for 69 Euro per year or 7.99 Euro per month? Amazon Prime includes way more things and isn't more expensive.

    I don't think this could work. There are bigger fishes in the ocean than Disney like Amazon and AT&T. Using the price dumping method to get rid of the competition only works well with poor competition.
     
  15. ITDUDE

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    I have "free" Netflix courtesy of shitload I pay for T-Mobile and I have "free" Amazon Prime Video courtesy of shitload I already pay for Amazon Prime. But I live in US so that means I don't pay enough. Need to pay more.
     
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  16. ITDUDE

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    Last time I checked you needed to have a paid Amazon Prime account to get access to Prime Video. Maybe it changed, but you may want to check.
     
  17. ITDUDE

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    I heard that Netflix paid $100million to carry Friends for just one more year. Yes, the twenty-year old Friends. Would love to see the math behind that decision as well as all the Marvel licensing.
     
  18. seigezunt

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    wasn't there some discontent overseas about Netlfix because of their geolocking clips on social media?
     
  19. Seven of Five

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    Well I subscribed to Amazon for a few months once a couple of years ago, but nothing has really pulled me back. Putting the new show on there has made me a little confused, something else to subscribe to. ;) Also I was under the (obviously false) impression all of the spin-offs were going to be on Netflix.

    Maybe I'll wait until it's all out and either get a free month, or buy it for a month and cancel. Although I'd miss all of the fun discussion we have when things are aired weekly. :guffaw:
     
  20. Krandor

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    It’s still one of their most popular shows even after all these years.