|Posted: 29 September 2018 at 1:48pm | IP Logged | 1
I can see the logic, but...
I prefer the days of cable/satellite packages.
We are living in a world now where so many shows and movies are becoming exclusive to streaming services. I was enjoying RIPPER STREET on the BBC, but it migrated to Amazon Prime. RIVERDALE is only available on Netflix (I do have Netflix).
True, in the days of cable, there'd be channels I'd never watch, but from THE X-FILES and MILLENNIUM to top films, you at least had a shot at seeing them.
Now, before anyone (I'm gonna pre-empt this) says, "Pay up for streaming services!", I'll say this. That's a tad privileged at times. My income varies, and some have even less disposable income than me. A self-employed friend of mine has had a lean autumn and I know he couldn't subscribe to Amazon Prime, Netflix, etc, etc.
Here in Britain, we also have to pay £150+ a year for a TV licence.
I'm not having a go at anyone here, but some on social media have said, "Pay up." I do. I subscribe to Netflix. I have a Virgin Media package. And the aforementioned TV licence. I go without the stuff I can't afford - I'd love a Range Rover, but can't afford one - and that's fine.
I'm just putting forward the argument that it's frustrating to think that so many TV shows and movies are becoming exclusive. And there'll be more streaming services on the way. Will we reach a stage where we'll have to subscribe to 8 or 9 services?
It is *not* the most important thing. I have a roof over my head and regular meals. But I preferred the day of less exclusivity and cable packages. I mean, I hear there's a new STARGATE series coming, which will not only be exclusive to a streaming service, but it'll be available only in the US and Canada. The original STARGATE series aired on various channels here.