Who would have thought people wouldn't pay $6 a month for 1 TV show WITH commericals? I'll wait for the Bluray to get to $10.
This premiere episode of Star Trek: Discovery was freely and widely available in the United States on all local CBS stations. In Canada, it was on CTV and the Space Channel. Everywhere else in the world, it aired on Netflix the next day. Netflix is a platform that almost everyone who streams anything is already using. So to use this show as an example of the "paying for too many streaming services causes piracy" argument seems a bit premature, don't you think? Most of the world will watch it on Netflix. It was in the top 10 list of pirated shows for a variety of other reasons.
But CBS is charging $6 and people still won't pay it. You could charge $2/month and people aren't going to pay it. It's about convenience of 1 platform, I shouldn't need 4 different apps on my phone to stream my favorite shows. It's why I just put everything on Plex because fuck that noise.
Are you recording OTA? If you are then getting the content on demand is generally a few more pennies. Usually members on here can get the equipment for cheap or repurpose something they already have, but if I were to build the setup required to record and stream tv, it's going to cost a few hundred dollars to do so. Computer + Tuner of some kind + software doesn't come cheap. I'm planning to jump into OTA at some point, but there definitely is a barrier of entry for me in that I'll likely need to sink at least $200 to get the equipment needed to pull in stations since I'm not sitting on top of the towers.
2 dollars a month is still high if your only watching for one show. Think of it this way. I can buy HD BlueRay of a season of GOT for 27$. as 2$ a month that is 24$ a year to rent it. It just doesn't work and is literally the only show on CBS i'd even think of watching. Plus now they are charging me and giving me adds. NBC managed to feed me their shows with ads at no extra cost and their content is overall way, way better.But CBS is charging $6 and people still won't pay it. You could charge $2/month and people aren't going to pay it. It's about convenience of 1 platform, I shouldn't need 4 different apps on my phone to stream my favorite shows. It's why I just put everything on Plex because fuck that noise.
I really wish VUDU streaming was available here in the UK. The only streaming service I would be happy to pay for since they are on the technological bleeding edge with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision.