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Old 09-18-2019, 03:43 AM   #1
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Default Will the competing services eventually band together?

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"The feverish stockpiling of content grows more intense by the day as streaming wars heat up," Dan Jackson says of the daily flurry of news about Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, Peacock and even Quibi. He adds: "Like most aspects of the current streaming Wild West moment, it's hard to predict a winner. Increasingly, the safest bet is that some of these streaming services will eventually band together and offer package deals that aren't too dissimilar from the current cable deal. At some point in the future, there will be consolidation. You'll probably be able to pay a flat rate for a bundle that includes Peacock for old sitcoms, CBS All Access for Star Trek spin-offs, HBOMax for prestige fare, Disney+ for Marvel and Star Wars stories, and, hey, maybe even Quibi."
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"Meet the new boss, same as the old boss". These big companies are paying insane money for content to stream. Presumably without commercials (remember early cable days) paying a billion for one show (Big Bang Theory), how do you make that back plus make a profit while buying more but presumably cheaper shows.

2nd point, many of us are still dependent on cable for streaming speed. Aside from things like WWE Network I'm fine with my DVD's and cable.
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