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    Disney+ streaming service: price and rollout plans revealed

    It will launch in the US on 12th November at $6.99pcm. Worldwide rollout to follow.
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    Re: Disney+ streaming service: price and rollout plans revealed

    So... is it time to go back to piracy yet?
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    Re: Disney+ streaming service: price and rollout plans revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by Zhaoman View Post
    So... is it time to go back to piracy yet?
    I'm not saying I will use piracy as a result of this, amongst many other anti-consumer practices going on right now, but services like Netflix provided a perfect solution to piracy, but once again, corporate greed has ruined that with the need to squeeze out every last penny from shows/films.

    The pie is only so big, and just because they all want a piece, does not mean we should have to pay more for the pie in the first place, they should all just earn less from an already bloody expensive pie.

    When piracy becomes a big issue again, don't come crying to us. @netflix @amazon @disney @sky

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    Re: Disney+ streaming service: price and rollout plans revealed

    I was big anti extra streaming service when things like this were announced but the content and the price is really appealing, especially for my kids.

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    Re: Disney+ streaming service: price and rollout plans revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by Zhaoman View Post
    So... is it time to go back to piracy yet?
    The fact that its only going to be US based to start with is only going to encourage piracy when the rest of the world wants to watch its content.

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    Re: Disney+ streaming service: price and rollout plans revealed

    So many streaming services, so much crap to watch.

    Isn't TV wonderful.

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    Re: Disney+ streaming service: price and rollout plans revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by Zhaoman View Post
    So... is it time to go back to piracy yet?
    Go back to ? Isn't it still there, in fact the entire world is able to watch it quicker before it even begins to stream.
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    Re: Disney+ streaming service: price and rollout plans revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    I'm not saying I will use piracy as a result of this, amongst many other anti-consumer practices going on right now, but services like Netflix provided a perfect solution to piracy, but once again, corporate greed has ruined that with the need to squeeze out every last penny from shows/films.

    The pie is only so big, and just because they all want a piece, does not mean we should have to pay more for the pie in the first place, they should all just earn less from an already bloody expensive pie.

    When piracy becomes a big issue again, don't come crying to us. @netflix @amazon @disney @sky
    I have some sympathy for that but, on the other hand, if Disney have a valuable set of products, they shouldn't be required to sell them through someone else, like Netflix or Prime, which ultimately only serves the interests of Netflix/Prime.

    It's for them to offer an alternate service, and for us as customers to decide it does, or doesn't, offer adequate value for money, and subscribe or not accordingly.

    Otherwise, why do we have supermarkets other than Tesco? Let everybody just sell everything via Tesco. Never mind that both the Aldi/LIDL model and the Waitrose model have a different product mix and a different retail proposition, and appeal to different consumers for different reasons.


    As for piracy, it is no more or less the answer now than it ever was. It's still about "I want, but don't want to pay what it costs".

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    Re: Disney+ streaming service: price and rollout plans revealed

    $6.99 a month or $69.99 per year
    That's not too terrible a value proposition, however it depends largely on a few other things, how much new content they can produce throughout the year and how they decide to translate the USD to UK Pounds Sterling. If there is even any hint of region locking content it's a simple "no" from me, but the prior two points also count.

    Netflix works due to the new content they push out, Prime video works due to it having multiple benefits in more than just one area, NOW TV works due to being cheaper than having SKY TV (even though it's owned and run by SKY). All of them offer value proposition, for any new additional streaming services, they're going to have to work hard to enter the market. At least Apple can bundle their upcoming service with a Apple music subscription and sell it alongside their hardware. Disney have none of these advantages.

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    Re: Disney+ streaming service: price and rollout plans revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by Iota View Post
    That's not too terrible a value proposition, however it depends largely on a few other things, how much new content they can produce throughout the year and how they decide to translate the USD to UK Pounds Sterling. If there is even any hint of region locking content it's a simple "no" from me, but the prior two points also count.

    Netflix works due to the new content they push out, Prime video works due to it having multiple benefits in more than just one area, NOW TV works due to being cheaper than having SKY TV (even though it's owned and run by SKY). All of them offer value proposition, for any new additional streaming services, they're going to have to work hard to enter the market. At least Apple can bundle their upcoming service with a Apple music subscription and sell it alongside their hardware. Disney have none of these advantages.
    Disney has the advantage of a huge back catalog of stuff that everyone has heard of. They've certainly got more to offer than Apple currently do on that front.

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    Re: Disney+ streaming service: price and rollout plans revealed

    I wonder if anyone's ever tallied up how much it would cost to subscribe to all the streaming services that are out there nowadays, I'm far to lazy to do it myself but it would be interesting to read how much it would cost to watch all the new content published each month.

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    Re: Disney+ streaming service: price and rollout plans revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    I wonder if anyone's ever tallied up how much it would cost to subscribe to all the streaming services that are out there nowadays, I'm far to lazy to do it myself but it would be interesting to read how much it would cost to watch all the new content published each month.
    Its a bit like totalling up how much it would be to subscribe to BT, Sky and Virgins TV packages all at once. Pointless because nobody will actually do it.

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    Re: Disney+ streaming service: price and rollout plans revealed

    Not really, at least i don't think it would be, do BT, Sky and Virgin produce their own new content?

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    Re: Disney+ streaming service: price and rollout plans revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    Its a bit like totalling up how much it would be to subscribe to BT, Sky and Virgins TV packages all at once. Pointless because nobody will actually do it.
    I had enough trouble working out which parts of Sky or Virgin's offerings I wanted. Forget premium sports and movies, but just the basic mix.

    It always seemed to work out that there were maybe 12-15 channels I wanted because either of several things I kinda-wanted, or one thing I really wanted, and to get thise 12-15 channels I had to pick an option that gave me 200+ more I never have and never will watch.

    Right now, we have VM, which means no Sky Atlantic, which means no Game of Thrones, but after the way Sky messed me about, to hell with them.

    I'm tempted to go back to a mix of Freeview, Freesat and buying the occasional boxset (and I mean physical DVD's), and be done with the lot of 'em. What I'm certainly not up for is multiple subscription services.

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    Re: Disney+ streaming service: price and rollout plans revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    Not really, at least i don't think it would be, do BT, Sky and Virgin produce their own new content?
    They certainly commission it. Whether it's actually produced in house or by 3rd parties I've no idea.

    Saracen: I think I've mentioned this before but I've found Freeview/Freesat (channel wise they're largely interchangable, only the delivery method changes,) plus a Roku box with iPlayer, ITV player, 4 On Demand and UKTV play covers virtually everything we want, and then we dip into the odd month sub of Netflix/Prime/Sky(NowTV) also through the Roku app. For example this year we had 1 month of Netflix in January (£7) and have just bought a 3 month NowTV entertainment pass (£17.99) to cover Game of Thrones. The only other TV spending (apart from the TV licence,) we have planned so far is a month of Sky Sports (£25) during the Ashes.

    Worth looking into depending on the channels you value.
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