- Jan 6, 2019
Seems like HBO Max and Disney+ will be the best combo. Hulu will be a lot less relevant, and Netflix might justify an occasional one-month sub for a good show here and there.
That's what it's doing. It's consolidating HBO Now and HBO Go to be a unified service, something that some argued should have been the case from the beginning, rebranding and relaunching into a streamlined service.
Then Bless them. I get HBO now for free with my internet and now I don't have to sub for the Adventure Time specials.
I there any indication that this will have old legacy content from HBO? Like stuff from before The Sopranos? OZ, Dream On, Arliss, 1st & Ten, Tales from the Crypt, etc?
I was always surprised that HBO GO never offered that stuff since it's ostensibly free content for them (though maybe there's licensing issues with music or something).
I wonder if anyone besides Disney can flex like this.
I was about to post the exact same sentence! So.... Agreed mate!
I think so as well, but the one thing you are missing is the prestige film studio, and Disney has that but it will likely be stashed into Hulu. So the Hulu/Disney bundle makes it feel complete
Probably crack down on account sharing too, they've been talking about it lately. I think as soon as they take a big hit...it's gone or geofenced at a minimum.
You think Disney is the prestige film studio over WB?
Warner Bros isn't a prestige film studio? The studio that owns Casablanca, Citizen Kane, 2001, Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, The Shining and Wizard of Oz?
I meant those smaller budget Oscar films. Like focus pictures and Sony classics, I don’t think WB has an equivalent
Ah, hmm. I actually don't know the answer to that. I'd be surprised if WB doesn't own some studio or production company that deals with indie films. They're such a big company that it would be a bit shocking if they were missing that aspect of it.
According to wiki, they didn’t list anything in the arthouse/boutique studio column for WB, this isn’t to take away from WB ability to create prestige films
Crap... I'm subscribed via iTunes (AppleTV). Hopefully this doesn't fuck up my account.
Isn’t Hulu going to be where Disney puts the shows and movies that don’t fit their family-friendly image to be on Disney+? Disney+ looks to be solely the Disney fan’s streaming service while HBO Max is basically everything else.
Ya, people don't realize how Hulu is going to evolve to be the other half of Disney's streaming strategy.
Right now only ATT users who subscribe to HBO get the Max freebie pass, but they said they are talking to other carriers so by the time the service launches, they could have worked something out with Spectrum, Comcast, etc.
I know what it's meant to be/they want it to be, but the fact is Disney isn't particularly interested in making adult content. Right now they just need a place for the majority of the FOX library to go, and it's a good outlet for FX shows -- which is basically the only branch of the corporation producing adult content going forward. And it's not like they're ever going to try to produce more adult programming with their IP either (at least not more adult than Star Wars/Marvel, which will be on Disney+). I think long-term Disney is going to realize it doesn't really make sense to keep this stuff as a separate service from Disney+ and just roll it in and have parental controls like the competitors will have/already do.
Can't really be done. Competition in the marketplace means you're pretty much gonna have 3-5 simultaneous streams regardless of what subnet you are on.
Oh, i don't knw there are several ways to do it just as they have cut out VPNs to a large extent. You're making the mistake that a lot of people do: that what is true today will always be a baseline of what is true tomorrow. If netflix is losing a great deal of money they will have no problems with the following: raising the fees significantly, lowering the rate but not providing additional logins or requiring a fee for providing access from remote locations. All of these things are feasible to do without much effort. And as my father would say when facing life and death, what's the loss of a limb?Can't really be done. Competition in the marketplace means you're pretty much gonna have 3-5 simultaneous streams regardless of what subnet you are on.
Mom streaming at the gym while dad streams on a business trip and the kids have *at least* one stream at home? Three streams plus, and you can't not allow it unless none of the competition does.
Disney+ has already said that four simultaneous streams are fine. Expect that to be the norm.
Loving my 'family'. We're divvying up the price of Max, Plus, and Hulu at a minimum. Adding stuff like CBS All Access when Trek is on and so on.