Streaming is big for ViacomCBS

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Picard' started by RAMA, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Vice Admiral Admiral

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    When our parents punished us, they made us go to our room. If parents today want to punish kids, I think they make them go outside. And take away all their electronics. :p
     
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  2. RAMA

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    To be kind, this is nonsense.

    When companies do margin calls and sales reports they don't lie about the numbers, it's not good business. They actually reported a 2nd quarter loss, but the streaming segment (led by Trek) was gold.

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  3. Kpnuts

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    No one suggested the numbers were false. Just that they were spun to sound impressive, "uniques" and "billions of impressions" etc
     
  4. fireproof78

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    How is "uniques" sounding impressive? If that's what happened then that's what happened.
     
  5. BillJ

    BillJ Canon Warrior Premium Member

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    I really don’t see the issue, neither affects my feelings towards the various shows.
     
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  6. Kpnuts

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    Never said it affected people's feelings towards the shows. I'm talking about a press release spinning numbers like all good PR people do.
     
  7. BillJ

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    Okay. So what does it have to do with anything? No matter how they spin it, if people are watching they know, if they aren’t watching, they know.
     
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  8. Vger23

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    It all comes back to simple, obvious facts.

    What's more likely? That CBSAA is developing several Star Trek properties, some of which cost $8-10M per episode, just as a PR stunt to save face and drive people to their failing platform that has been let down by a horrifically unpopular Star Trek franchise...…...or that the numbers are very good and have dictated that more investment in Star Trek is the way to go?

    Regardless of how anyone feels about it personally (and everyone is entitled...believe me, I recognize that none of these shows are "safe" or "mass-appeal guarantees"), clearly the shows that CBSAA has put out for Star Trek have delivered what they want (or beyond).

    You don't have to rationalize your opinion just because it's not popular. It is what it is. I'm the guy who loved TFF and NEM...so I get having an unpopular opinion. But I don't make shit up to justify why my tastes are different than others just so my universe somehow makes sense.

    Seems like a odd waste of time, and denial of reality to me.
     
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  9. Noname Given

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    No, they send them to their rooms and CHANGE the Wi-Fi Password. ;)
     
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  10. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    So be good, for goodness sake!
     
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  11. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    Honestly, does it matter?

    If they continue to make new Trek for years because they have to keep up the illusion of Trek being successful, or if they do it because it's successful, they'll still make new Trek, and that's what's important for me.

    Of course option one is still laughable, but you get my point.
     
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  14. fireproof78

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    Nope.
     
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  16. fireproof78

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    Yeah, I don't trust any of those sites.
     
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  18. fireproof78

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    Lies spread fast.
     
  19. Danja

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    It's illegal (Securities fraud, anyone?)
     
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  20. fireproof78

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    Proof that CBS doesn't care about Star Trek. They are committing securities fraud to bolster numbers. Now the SEC is investigating to ensure that CBS is forced to sell off Star Trek to Seth McFarland who will immediately use the profits to resuscitate Gene Roddenberry, who has been in cryogenic stasis all these years waiting for a cure to his disease that inspired him to write Star Trek to begin with.
     
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