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post #1 of 4 Old 04-15-2019, 09:39 AM - Thread Starter
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Maybe this is how we get a la carte!

Today Disney announced their service for $6.99/month. If all of the major services go it alone like Disney that could eliminate the middle man like Sling, DTV Now, Hulu, and YTTV. Then you just buy a box like Roku, Shield, etc., and there you go. Pick your poison.

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Most of the middlemen, are the very owners of the channels/studios, that will be launching subscription based and ad supported streaming services. ATT owns DirecTv, and WarnerMedia, which owns HBO, DC Universe, and a few other streaming outlets, will be launching another sometime later this year. Hulu is 60% owned by Disney, 30% Comcast and 10% ATT.

They'll all want to create multiple streamers (as Warners has been doing all along with Disney following suit-ESPN+, Hulu, and the new D+), not just one with everything on it. This won't be as fun as it may seem.


Edit--And now Hulu is down to just 2 owners. ATT is selling their 10% back to Hulu, Disney and Comcast will divvy it up.

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Sigh...Concrap. The Internet Overlord Cometh
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By the time all is said and done, you will end up spending MORE than you do with current cable/satellite bundles...

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By the time all is said and done, you will end up spending MORE than you do with current cable/satellite bundles...
Depends on what the bundles are. I'll take Locals, Sports, and Discovery and be done with it.

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