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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-04-27 11:25 [#02626942]
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do you think this is a thing? ...or was?

that i recall, peak pandemic, i torrented... westworld,
first season. altered carbon. star trek discovery. then i
get the first crabby copyright threat automated warning
since, like, 2005

[that warning said, "we've detected you sharing illegal
files via Direct Connect on your campus ethernet connection
and please disconnect such activities immediately," and i
very honestly wrote back that it was summer break now and
such materials had not been connected to their network for
over two months now]

younger, i would have been all NEENER and just gone VPN.
like, it's a clown breeze to get around that. instead, i
thought: you know what, i actually don't care that much

so i stopped watching all these shows. i've noticed they've
not been doing so well recently. westworld gone. who the
fuck subscribes to CBS... whatever their streaming shit is
called

that the people in sales, the product managers, they're
going to just subscribe to your show. it's not that they
couldn't torrent; it's simply not natural as breathing like
it is for some.

and part of what makes shows popular is people talking about
them, what happened, oh my god did you see.

i'm wondering how many others are out there like me who are
more... you know, if i can't torrent it, well, i don't give
a shit. i was never going to pay for this either way.

so just a thot -- with all the streaming competition these
days, maybe they're actually killing a lot of their own
momentum when they go after torrents. that despite all the
claims of piracy causing direct financial damage, maybe it
actually made them money through the buzz

thots?


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-04-27 11:27 [#02626943]
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especially as netflix about to crack down on account
sharing: are they going to wind up shooting themselves in
the foot; exponential buzz decay


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-04-27 11:57 [#02626944]
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are "shows" as important to you now as they used to be? i
guess.


 

offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2023-04-27 13:08 [#02626947]
Points: 6161 Status: Regular



can't remember the last time i paid for just tv or film
content. probably the breaking bad dvd set. slsk rules over
all, tho torrenting entire series collections i understand
if yr a compulsive data hoarder


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-04-27 15:05 [#02626948]
Points: 22890 Status: Regular



yes, that's kind of it. i literally used to have an alarm
set for the simpsons in the late 90s. i haven't been able to
stand recent episode of the show in a decade

then we get to, "i like this series and i'd be up for buying
it" and fuck DVDs, i could rip them all myself and after all
that... it would be better quality than torrenting,
actually. there is still a punch they can swing there

but it's barely worth the effort and i'm still entirely
happy with the entire Star Trek TNG torrent i got, well,
perhaps also a decade ago

TNG, it's made for standard def. All the early crappy CG,
they don't even have it rendered in blu-ray scale and the
fuck do you have to offer? But maybe a little still

From there I say: If you offered pristine, unfucked with
quality, in, like... hell, ProRes or something, subtitles
official, maybe some extras -- i would bin my pirated copy
and pay you $100 for this. but only for full quality files
with no DRM. and can you imagine the day? but i say $100 is
the right price; they'd sell more of this than they expect.
if they ever were to

now all the streaming services are spamming TV shows every
six seconds and they're gone before anyone has a chance to
miss them. game of thrones was the last hurrah. and about
where they flipped a shit on streaming piracy


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-04-27 22:04 [#02626973]
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Netflix has a small army of incredibly cut-throat people who
have been selected for their talent for getting some netflix
series injected into the news this way or that. They have
deliberately leaned into this; hurriedly cranking out a
series on this or that microcosm before it falls out of the
news cycle. If they make it fast enough, "netflix series
drfgdfg" makes it out with the rounds of the story. This not
only promotes the netflix series, but gives the illusion
that people actually give a fuck. The prominence of netflix
series in news stories itself promotes the illusion that
people give a fuck about netflix series in general.

my hunch is, they actually don't, but not everyone thinks
terribly much and "oh this seems big i'll just have a
watch"

and this seems fragile. it'll implode as soon as people
question it


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-04-27 22:05 [#02626974]
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are "shows" over? as we knew them, anyways


 

offline recycle from Where is Phobiazero (Lincoln) (United States) on 2023-04-27 22:53 [#02626977]
Points: 39137 Status: Lurker



Money
Is
Stupid


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-02 18:10 [#02627131]
Points: 22890 Status: Regular | Followup to recycle: #02626977



LAZY_TITLE ~ then does having less money make one less
stupid?


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-11 20:56 [#02627468]
Points: 22890 Status: Regular





so the disney bizney plan is: price the ad-free tier
unattractively because they can make more money off of the
ad-supported tier of Disney+

why not just have a streaming service that shows nothing but
ads for $12/mo?

meanwhile ~ amazon has decided to start licensing
their content, because it's dawned on them that pretty much
no one uses prime video and shit we dumped all this money
into content

publicly-traded companies are stupid.


 


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