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December 1st, 2019 at 2:21:31 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Streaming services that are Commercial free (or commercial free options) are gathering steam





The first major Live TV service is shutting down (Play Station Vue: March 18, 2015 - Jan 20, 2020)
December 1st, 2019 at 10:43:44 AM permalink
Gandler
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Shouldn't Netflix be on the Commercial Free list?


Netflix is my favorite. I have not experienced Disney+ yet (I am a huge Star Wars fan, so I imagine I would be hooked, which is one reason I am reluctant to trial it). But, I think Netflix has the best original content (including their Documentaries).

There are becoming far too many streaming services. Soon traditional television may be regulated to the sideline, and people will just have Internet access and some streaming services subscriptions (many already do).
December 1st, 2019 at 11:01:31 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Pacomartin

The first major Live TV service is shutting down (Play Station Vue: March 18, 2015 - Jan 20, 2020)


3 of the shows listed under Prime
are cancelled. Why they don't have
Jack Ryan listed is a mystery.
Goliath sucks.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
December 2nd, 2019 at 5:18:20 AM permalink
terapined
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The Mandalorian rocks
Loving it
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
December 6th, 2019 at 5:31:04 AM permalink
ams288
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Quote: terapined
The Mandalorian rocks
Loving it


"I have spoken."

Had no idea that guy was played by Nick Nolte till I saw the end credits.
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December 7th, 2019 at 4:52:10 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Gandler
There are becoming far too many streaming services. Soon traditional television may be regulated to the sideline, and people will just have Internet access and some streaming services subscriptions (many already do).


Online video services, such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video, grew from 2017 to 2018 by 27 percent. All together, there were 613.3 million video streaming subscribers in 2018, while cable subscribers dropped to 556 million customers.

Of course many people use streaming to supplement, and not replace their cable, much like they didn't cancel Cable just because a Blockbuster opened up. Forty-three percent of US households now subscribe to both pay TV and streaming video services. For live TV news, sports, and TV shows, most consumers still turn to traditional pay TV networks, although live TV streaming services are gaining traction."

Between 2017 and 2018, physical media revenue dropped by 15 percent.

Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) which is live TV delivered over the internet is not growing very fast (from 100 million in 2014 to 200 million in 2017).

My neighbors children have never had traditional TV, and I am sure when they become adults they would be shocked at the price of TV interrupted by commercials.
December 10th, 2019 at 11:45:33 AM permalink
terapined
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The Irishman rocks
Really loving this as its so similar in style to Goodfellas and Casino
Loving everybody in this, especially Joe Pesci, Ray Romano, Al Pacino, Harvey Keitel
Its long, real long
Watched 2/3 of it last nite
Will finish tonight
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
December 10th, 2019 at 12:19:02 PM permalink
ams288
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Hahaha, episode 7 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel drags Phyllis Schlafly through the mud.

Reminded me of when some righties got upset over me being ecstatic when that evil bitch croaked.
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December 10th, 2019 at 12:33:41 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Hahaha, episode 7 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel drags Phyllis Schlafly .


She got rid of the ERA, she's
a hero in my book.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
December 10th, 2019 at 3:06:05 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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The Irishman rocks


As for Netflix, only three years ago it was pushing its first real scripted awards contender, Beasts Of No Nation, starring Idris Elba.

Now, with
Dolemite Is My Name,
The Two Popes,
Marriage Story and
The Irishman, it's presenting four of the leading candidates of the season in multiple categories.

Netflix had more than twice as many nominations in the motion picture categories as Sony Pictures, the second-place distributor. All four films had theatrical openings, but only for a few weeks and only in certain places. All four seem sure to find their primary audiences even prior to the Globes and the Oscars on Netflix, in subscriber homes. All four seem like Oscar contenders.

Marriage Story, written and directed by Noah Baumbach, stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson as divorcing parents of a young son.

The Irishman is Martin Scorsese's three-and-a-half-hour mob drama in which Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci lead a sprawling cast through a story that spans years.

The Two Popes is a fictionalized account of a meeting between Pope Benedict and future Pope Francis.

And Dolemite Is My Name stars Eddie Murphy in the true story of Rudy Ray Moore, whose Dolemite character became a sensation in the 1970s.
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