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    US survey: Disney+ already has 24m streaming subscribers

    Disney's TV and film streaming service is going to launch in the UK on 31 March 2020.
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    Re: US survey: Disney+ already has 24m streaming subscribers

    If there is a free trial when it lands here I'll probably pick it up to add to my collection, already have Youtube, Prime Video, Netflix etc..

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    Re: US survey: Disney+ already has 24m streaming subscribers

    A staggered global launch was definitely a good idea, people definitely haven't found alternative methods of seeing exclusives like The Mandalorian ahead of its official UK launch.

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    Re: US survey: Disney+ already has 24m streaming subscribers

    Yeah I still don't get that, someone somewhere has gone yeah, that's a good idea, it amazes me how all of these big US-based companies will cry about how the internet has killed XYZ yet decades later they still haven't caught up.

    I've been saying for ages that to really cut down on piracy what they need to do is have an LQ/SD version of stuff streamable where you get adverts in it, but can't save/download stuff, so they are still making money from that side of things, and then a paid subscription model where you get it in 4K or whatever resolution maybe a pre-roll advert, and can download it to your device(s) and everything is online and available at the same time globally...

    Obviously there will be people that'll still download stuff, but that's never going to stop.

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    Re: US survey: Disney+ already has 24m streaming subscribers

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    Yeah I still don't get that, someone somewhere has gone yeah, that's a good idea, it amazes me how all of these big US-based companies will cry about how the internet has killed XYZ yet decades later they still haven't caught up.

    I've been saying for ages that to really cut down on piracy what they need to do is have an LQ/SD version of stuff streamable where you get adverts in it, but can't save/download stuff, so they are still making money from that side of things, and then a paid subscription model where you get it in 4K or whatever resolution maybe a pre-roll advert, and can download it to your device(s) and everything is online and available at the same time globally...

    Obviously there will be people that'll still download stuff, but that's never going to stop.
    That, with no exaggeration, would stop all my piracy. I don't care about adverts as long as I'm not paying for the service i'm using. I don't expect top quality service if i'm getting something for free so I don't mind. Right now anything i cant get that is a one time purchase or doesn't hold value I won't buy. Except the monthly cinema pass I have, game pass is an exception as it is cheap as hell and i get more use out of that than any watch once tv programme

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    Re: US survey: Disney+ already has 24m streaming subscribers

    I suspect it would for a lot of people, the casual downloaders that don't want to fall behind on their favourite shows or have to avoid things on the internet for fear of seeing spoilers.
    If you didn't have the need for a VM setup with a VPN on it and your choice of torrent software would save people time effort when all they have to do is just scroll a bit and hit play a few ads here or there would be a small price to pay..

    IMHO of course

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    Re: US survey: Disney+ already has 24m streaming subscribers

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    I suspect it would for a lot of people, the casual downloaders that don't want to fall behind on their favourite shows or have to avoid things on the internet for fear of seeing spoilers.
    If you didn't have the need for a VM setup with a VPN on it and your choice of torrent software would save people time effort when all they have to do is just scroll a bit and hit play a few ads here or there would be a small price to pay..

    IMHO of course
    Spotify et Al have proven this in music. Make it easier than piracy and cheap/free at least at the bottom tier and you wipe out the incentive for most people to pirate. That only leaves the hardcore who would do it regardless.

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    Re: US survey: Disney+ already has 24m streaming subscribers

    And that's kinda the point, it started off with the music industry, yet TV and Film are still just getting to grips with it..

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    Re: US survey: Disney+ already has 24m streaming subscribers

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    A staggered global launch was definitely a good idea, people definitely haven't found alternative methods of seeing exclusives like The Mandalorian ahead of its official UK launch.
    I definitely haven't had loads of my mates asking me about alternative methods of watching their stuff. Not one person.

    Idiotic to do a staggered launch, really pissed a lot of folk off with that.

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    Re: US survey: Disney+ already has 24m streaming subscribers

    The US doesn't care about the rest of the world, at a ridiculously high level.

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    Re: US survey: Disney+ already has 24m streaming subscribers

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV
    Trig;304]The US doesn't care about the rest of the world, at a ridiculously high level.
    Hollywood do they need that communist money from China

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    Re: US survey: Disney+ already has 24m streaming subscribers

    The staggered launch was because of pre-existing legal agreements of streaming rights in the UK with Sky et al. If i was Disney i would have told Sky et al to stuff it and/or bought out the last 6 months of the contract.

    They have held streaming rights for lota of large media organisations for far too long. IIRC, the agreement was made over 20 years ago...

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    Re: US survey: Disney+ already has 24m streaming subscribers

    In 2 weeks i have no TV, looking forward to that.
    Current TV are actually my first TV,and unless the whole TV industry change ( and i don't mean steaming as it hold nothing for me) then it will probably also be my last.

    Too much garbage at a far too high price.

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    Re: US survey: Disney+ already has 24m streaming subscribers

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV
    Trig;304]Yeah I still don't get that, someone somewhere has gone yeah, that's a good idea, it amazes me how all of these big US-based companies will cry about how the internet has killed XYZ yet decades later they still haven't caught up.

    I've been saying for ages that to really cut down on piracy what they need to do is have an LQ/SD version of stuff streamable where you get adverts in it, but can't save/download stuff, so they are still making money from that side of things, and then a paid subscription model where you get it in 4K or whatever resolution maybe a pre-roll advert, and can download it to your device(s) and everything is online and available at the same time globally...

    Obviously there will be people that'll still download stuff, but that's never going to stop.
    The problem with this is that these fat cat execs live in a fantasy world.

    They want their cake and to eat it.

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    Re: US survey: Disney+ already has 24m streaming subscribers

    Enjoying the mandalorian at the moment and I guess that many have got it to do the same!
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: US survey: Disney+ already has 24m streaming subscribers

    The Mandalorian is the best thing to hit any TV for years IMHO.

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