Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by Lord Camomile, Feb 27, 2019.
I didn't know it was a teaser for britbox. Was it advertised as a teaser for britbox?
Old BBC content has been available elsewhere for years, on the likes of the BBC owned UKTV with commercials, or on subscription services like Netflix without commercials.
They are basically just moving stuff from Netflix to Britbox, 90% owned by ITV & 10% by the BBC, and Brixbox will also host content from ITV, C4 & C5. This was planned 10 years ago, but OFCOM stopped it, letting the yanks take-over the market, basically the Brits are now trying to catch-up.
All BBC profits from UKTV or subscription services, be that Netflix or now Britbox, goes back into making new original content.
No, they just announced it was a 'trail' at the time, whilst also working on plans for the UK launch of Britbox, 2+2=4.
Soon every streaming network will have its own original content only and it will cost a fortune to watch everything you like.
if only there was a service that bundled them all together in one nifty package you could chop and change.
something tells me all this ‘cord cutting’ will result in reconnecting the cords once virgin/sky bundle it all back up and deliver it all from one nifty box.
we’re inevitably going round in one big circle.
Yep. I pay for Netflix and Amazon. I want the Disney one.
I can't afford it, so I may just cancel everything and torrent the fucking lot.
i think Disney has just signed to stream on amazon
That's just putting the app on Amazon devices, I think. You would have to subscrive.
Yep. Piracy was on the decrease because Netflix and amazon were affordable but now every Tom dick and Harry is involved, pulling their content from Netflix/amazon and having their own original content as exclusive. Suddenly your £10/£20 a month gets closer to £50 again. Piracy will just increase again. Unlike the music industry the television industry just seems to want to shoot itself in the foot. Especially as revenue from adverts will also decrease as time goes on.
Just a pointless cycle. bundle/unbundle/go out of business/bundle.
only ones that will come out of this with the last laugh is probably sky and they know it.
I'm not sure if I want to Britbox and chill tbh
There'll be a gradual consolidation of the market over the next few years, and whichever couple of players have the deepest pockets will win. Looking at the marketplace there's a lot of deep pockets involved, so it might stretch on a bit longer than usual.
Vaguely on topic and couldn't figure anywhere else to put it...
I don't know that I could or want to afford the time or the money for Britbox, Netflix etc. Etc. There is just so many things to see and do as it is.
If I subscribed to anything, it might be this Greatest global cinema on BFI Player
Marvelous. I just looked at the free bit and the most popular film is Hedd Wyn.
I'd subscribe to this but how would I be able to watch them on my telly??
Is/ was piracy on the decrease? Torrent usage is down, use of Kodi is down but there's been a proliferation of apk/apps for free fims and box sets over the past few years which are more simple to use and despite takedowns other versions pop up. Then theres the steady growth of IPTV services with live TV and boxsets.
or read the comics
Torrent sites are fucked for sure, or hidden away.
Streaming sites still doing well and easy to hide with VPN browsers thankfully.
one thing about this britbox thingy is it playing to watch Dave..
how is that going to catch on
That's disappointing. Despite some of the shows suffering from padding, I liked the Netflix output. Yes, there were references to events and other characters but each functioned as a standalone show. You didn't have to watch all of them.
The problem is, as you mention, the cat and mouse situation. For general people, VPNs and what not to get around the blocks are terminology that still scares people.
I wouldn't even bother trying to explain to anyone else how to even use the stuff I use (VPNs, Torrents, Sonarr, Radarr Jackett) even my other half, because I know I'm going to be the first person they ask the minute something changes, and I can't be arsed.
I used to think that about water, until I was re-educated. Anyway some of it is very dangerous stuff and could corrupt the innocent, and employing censors is expensive. We need to be protected against the likes of the Chairman
BritBox: 'inappropriate' classic UK TV shows to be kept off service
Dave is a cable tv station.. where you waste away the hours watching reruns of dads army, only fulls and horse and top gear
why would i want to spend an extra 5.99 a month to pull this type of stuff on demand
plus if it 90% itv produced programmes i think i will give it a pass
althought if they put ant & dec and all the programs featuring Simon Cowell behind a pay wall i'd be a happy man
Signed up for the month. Took a gander. Load of shit. What's the point? How does a load of old repeats really compete with anything that Netflix or Amazon or Disney have to offer.
At the least the 'inappropriate classics' might serve to provide some historical purpose, but they've bottled out of making them available (which just serves as another helping of whitewashing UK history and adding to some idea that we've been woke for decades when actually we were still knocking out pretty relentlessly racist and homophobic telly only a couple of decades ago).
Yup most people are happy with apps that are simple , quick, not liable to be shut down and dont need updating or even installing.
Firstly my 'wut' was because I could not make head nor tail of what you were getting at (look again at what you actually wrote).
Secondly is that really Dave's output these days? I mostly see new content when I look at the schedule (admittedly rarely).
Also Dave's stuff is all free on play isn't it?
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