what happens to our CBS subscriptions?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Mr. Laser Beam, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. BillJ

    BillJ The King of Kings Admiral

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    By that point Prodigy won't be worth much to Paramount+, as the Trek fans that want to see it will have done it by other means (and it won't be subscribing to Nickelodeon).
     
  2. Cyrus

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    I think Prodigy is aimed at a younger audience (and hopefully future Trek fans) not the existing Trek fans.
     
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  3. BillJ

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    Existing Trek fans will still be watching. The next canon war in ...3 ...2 ...1... :lol:
     
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  4. Lord Garth

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    I'm still letting my seven-year-old niece take over my keyboard when the fighting about Prodigy starts. She'll kick the adult posters' asses. :p
     
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  5. DEWLine

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    If I'm running Bell Media, I'm going to want to lock CBS down on this stuff pre-emptively.
     
  6. thribs

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    I imagine they will be incorporated into Paramount Plus
     
  7. Serveaux

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    They don't do anything effective to cultivate young people or future fans. It's not in the DNA.
     
  8. Lord Garth

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    Yup. That is their aim. We'll see what they think. But one thing I definitely know is that it isn't aimed towards a bitter ex-fan with a massive chip on his shoulder. Thankfully.
     
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  9. Noname Given

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    IDJ about that. CBSAA has a lot of people watching old Star Trek series and honestly expanding the fandom surrounding those. Thinking that just because the Nickelodeon series comes to CBSA/Paramount+ will not still draw subscribers, and that the Star Trek franchise doesn't continue to draw a new fans is shortsighted given past evidence.
     
  10. Xerxus

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    I'm not an expert, but I believe that's tied to getting production rebates from the Canadian Government. "Shown in Canada" rule. This applies to all their current and future shows excluding Picard. I think CBS made the deal to show it in CTV Sci-Fi just because they've been a good partner.

    https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-h...-video-production/application-guidelines.html

     
  11. Noname Given

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    You're right - but remember - Picard is produced in Los Angeles and the rest of the live action Trek is done ion Canada; so thy may pull Picard out of the deal as I don't think it's getting any Canadian rebates on production. ;)
     
  12. Xerxus

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    I understand that and I said it excluded Picard (since it's getting California credits.) I think that Bell is a reliable enough partner for CBS that they're willing to give them the show because the $ they get from the government is better than hardballing negotiations.
     
  13. The Habs Fan

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    Bell also owns the majority stake in Pinewood Studios North (where Discovery is filmed).
     
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  14. Relayer1

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    If this is intended to be international, it'll mean I can at last get rid of Netflix, which apart from Discovery has absolutely nothing I want to see.

    I could do this for Trek, Disney+ for Marvel and Star Wars and everything else can do one !