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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #44010 on: January 15, 2020, 07:56:51 am »
No matter how much it is, it is still much cheaper than doing it in the US. Does Spain have any local streaming services?
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #44011 on: January 15, 2020, 08:03:33 am »
It's funny ironic how in an attempt to cut the cord, those silly millennials are now making it more expensive to watch the content you used to be able to bundle in a nice, pretty cable package.
This is happening with sports now too. I'll give you an example for this soccer fan in Canada.

To watch the premier league, and Champions League, I used to be able to watch it, up until last year, on two cable channels that were, and still are, part of my cable package (TSN and Sportsnet). They've now been outbid by Dazn. It costs around $20/mo. with some promotions for new customers. To watch on TV I need to synch with Googlecast or something.

DAZN also has MLS rights, but in Canada, not of Canadian teams. I need to keep my TSN subscription for that to watch my Toronto FC.

If I want to add the Spanish league I need to subsscribe to the cable channel BeIn Canada. It also costs $20/mo and used to be somewhat worth it, but now, in Canada, lost everything except La Liga. Morning vieiwng is mostly big men throwing big logs around.

If I want to watch German league and England FA Cup, I need to subscribe to Sportsnet World, also around $20.

To watch the Canadian national team, men or women, in any competition now, I need to subscribe to One Soccer. They will likely pick up Canadian MLS teams in a year or two as well.

Serie A, is right now on Telelatino, a cable channel, not sure for how much longer.

TSN  holds the rights to Euro qualifers but rarely show games. Normally when they do it's low end games like England Montenegro or Spain Malta.

So yeah, I'm old and was perfectly happy with my expensive cable package, but at least I got everything in one nice bill.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #44012 on: January 15, 2020, 08:06:37 am »
No matter how much it is, it is still much cheaper than doing it in the US. Does Spain have any local streaming services?

Yeah, there are several, which are mostly backed by telecoms and come bundled with their Internet service. Largest is Movistar, which is owned by Spain’s largest telecom and which also spends quite a bit in local production. Last figures I saw both them and Netflix hovered at 2 million subscribers in Spain, HBO just half a mill.

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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #44013 on: January 15, 2020, 08:10:09 am »
Saw a Danish film called April 9th. In South Jutland in 1940, a Danish bicycle infantry platoon is ordered to hold off the German advance until reinforcements can arrive. They sure give it their best shot even if they are comically outnumbered and outgunned. I wasn't even aware that the Danes had resisted militarily at all so an interesting and well made look at a footnote of WW II.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #44014 on: January 15, 2020, 08:17:42 am »
No matter how much it is, it is still much cheaper than doing it in the US. Does Spain have any local streaming services?

Yeah, there are several, which are mostly backed by telecoms and come bundled with their Internet service. Largest is Movistar, which is owned by Spain’s largest telecom and which also spends quite a bit in local production. Last figures I saw both them and Netflix hovered at 2 million subscribers in Spain, HBO just half a mill.

Same situation than here then.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #44015 on: January 15, 2020, 09:11:04 am »
It's funny ironic how in an attempt to cut the cord, those silly millennials are now making it more expensive to watch the content you used to be able to bundle in a nice, pretty cable package.
This is happening with sports now too. I'll give you an example for this soccer fan in Canada.

To watch the premier league, and Champions League, I used to be able to watch it, up until last year, on two cable channels that were, and still are, part of my cable package (TSN and Sportsnet). They've now been outbid by Dazn. It costs around $20/mo. with some promotions for new customers. To watch on TV I need to synch with Googlecast or something.

DAZN also has MLS rights, but in Canada, not of Canadian teams. I need to keep my TSN subscription for that to watch my Toronto FC.

If I want to add the Spanish league I need to subsscribe to the cable channel BeIn Canada. It also costs $20/mo and used to be somewhat worth it, but now, in Canada, lost everything except La Liga. Morning vieiwng is mostly big men throwing big logs around.

If I want to watch German league and England FA Cup, I need to subscribe to Sportsnet World, also around $20.

To watch the Canadian national team, men or women, in any competition now, I need to subscribe to One Soccer. They will likely pick up Canadian MLS teams in a year or two as well.

Serie A, is right now on Telelatino, a cable channel, not sure for how much longer.

TSN  holds the rights to Euro qualifers but rarely show games. Normally when they do it's low end games like England Montenegro or Spain Malta.

So yeah, I'm old and was perfectly happy with my expensive cable package, but at least I got everything in one nice bill.

Sounds like the issue is you want to watch a bunch of things that people generally aren't concerned about having full access to. ;)

Not to mention that there's a certain freedom in being able to watch things when one isn't at home.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #44016 on: January 15, 2020, 09:12:10 am »
I don't think One Soccer is going to get Canadian MLS games. Why would Bell let go of that contract. I guess that depends how much money China & Qatar are willing to spend.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #44017 on: January 15, 2020, 10:04:12 am »
The big problem with amazon prime is less the quality of their good shows and more the messiness of their ui and the amount of utter junk and pay per view they throw on there.
On amazon, everything is listed in one, whether its a decent show you can stream for free, something you have to pay £2 an episode to watch, or some college humour series.
There's just no organisation. Discoverability is borked. There's a constant fear I might accidentally pay for something.

Weird. Certainly not set up that way there. No pay-per-view content on the Prime Video app.

UI is messy, so is HBO's. Netflix has by far the best app imho.
There is some content that require a monthly subscription, but you can cancel it anytime you want.  I haven't seen any strickly PPV content though.

Very weird.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #44018 on: January 15, 2020, 10:31:30 am »
Could be faulty recall, but I've only recalled it happening with search. If you use their landing page UI (which I agree is organised poorly) in the app version, it doesn't show paid/rental ones...only when you search.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #44019 on: January 15, 2020, 10:44:45 am »
I don't think One Soccer is going to get Canadian MLS games. Why would Bell let go of that contract. I guess that depends how much money China & Qatar are willing to spend.

Actually I've heard from pretty good sources that One Soccer is making a serious bid after TSN's rights expires.
Bell/Rogers have let go of all their other soccer properties. They're getting out of the sport.

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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #44020 on: January 15, 2020, 10:49:47 am »
Here, for Austrian, German, and Premiere League I need a Sky subscription (which can be streamed these days). For Spanish, Italian, and French Leagues, I need DAZN (which also has football, NBA and more). If I want to have access to all Champions League matches I need both DAZN and Sky, since they share the rights and split the broadcasts between them.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #44021 on: January 15, 2020, 10:52:27 am »
I don't think One Soccer is going to get Canadian MLS games. Why would Bell let go of that contract. I guess that depends how much money China & Qatar are willing to spend.

Actually I've heard from pretty good sources that One Soccer is making a serious bid after TSN's rights expires.
Bell/Rogers have let go of all their other soccer properties. They're getting out of the sport.



At face value it seems bad but the Rogers/Bell owned so much sports property that they didn't ever broadcast actually having a rights holder interested in broadcasting it might be better.

Bell/Rogers had the rights to the FIBA World Cup last fall, they showed 0 games on their properties, afaik.

I wish I had the guts to cord cut.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #44022 on: January 15, 2020, 03:51:13 pm »
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #44023 on: January 15, 2020, 04:17:38 pm »
Dracula, first episode. I like it.
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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #44024 on: January 15, 2020, 04:36:07 pm »
Yeah, I watched it last week.  The last season was better than the previous seasons in that stuff happened and I sort of cared about the stuff happening, but the last episode literally, not figuratively, went off the rails.  Very little is explained, character arcs and entire characters vanish, the same twist that saves John Smith in the last season happens again, plot points are seemingly forgotten, and new characters are included that probably should have been added earlier.  The way Inspector Kido's arc ended was particularly stupid.  It's like Vladimir Putin going AWOL in 1989 and joining a German organized syndicate.
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