What other TV channels do you think are now obsolete?

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May 30th, 2020 at 12:20:50 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Netflix exclusive content - first shows
Lilyhammer comedy/drama 6 February 2012
House of Cards Political drama February 1, 2013
Hemlock Grove Horror/thriller April 19, 2013
Orange Is the New Black Comedy-drama July 11, 2013

As of March 2014, Cinemax had about 14 million US subscribers to Starz’s 22 million, Showtime’s 23 million, and HBO’s 29 million.
AT&T expects to have 50 million U.S. subscribers for HBO Max by 2025 and at least 75 million globally.

Cinemax which is 40 years old is not available as a stand-alone streaming service. It's late-night soft-porn is now obsolete because of any kind of porn available on the internet. It has suspended original series and movies. It now offers a collection of about 300 films without a contract with any major studios.

In the modern distribution business model, Cinemax is essentially obsolete, as its films could be tagged onto HBO Max video on-demand streaming service.

I suspect that Cinemax still makes a profit, but its subscriber base will gradually diminish as more and more CATV users and hotels switch to a streaming-based platform. Ditto for "The Movie Channel" which preceded Cinemax by less than one year.

What other TV channels do you think are now obsolete?
May 30th, 2020 at 12:45:57 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: Pacomartin


What other TV channels do you think are now obsolete?

ABC CBS NBC
The legacy giants
I grew up watching the big 3 as everybody else did in this country
Times have changed
I never watch the big 3 except for sports
Don't even have access any more. I could get an antennae but no sports so no incentive to get the big 3
I have sling and Netflix and I'm happy

Weather channel - keeper - I'll watch during a hurricane
ESPN- Keeper - I love Pardon the interruption.
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
May 30th, 2020 at 12:56:31 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Pacomartin

Cinemax which is 40 years old is not available as a stand-alone streaming service.


I remember in the very early 80's
Cinemax was the hot ticket, as
desirable as HBO. In fact you
could get Cinemax on a black
market HBO box.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
May 30th, 2020 at 2:49:19 PM permalink
ams288
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Does Cinemax even have the late night softcore porn anymore?
Crush them in November, investigate them forever.
May 30th, 2020 at 4:06:00 PM permalink
zippyboy
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Cinemax had some phenomenal original series programming like Banshee, Warrior, Strike Back, among others. I still watch it. It's part of a package I pay for with Wave cable.
May 30th, 2020 at 4:33:31 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Around that time we were thrilled
with HBO and Cinemax because
they showed recent movies. Then
in 82 I got a VCR for $1200 ($3200
in 2020) and I was on the moon.
That was a HUGE amount of money
40 years ago but worth it. I could
record TV while I was at the bar
and it was like I had been born into
the future. And it was a crappy VCR,
but they were all crappy then.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
June 16th, 2020 at 10:11:04 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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