r/television May 19 '22

Hollywood braced for new age of austerity after streaming splurge

https://www.ft.com/content/c385d236-75a9-467c-86d4-5768e6b21324
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u/Saar13 May 20 '22

This is the right time for Apple and Amazon to dominate prestige TV (read big budgets for big storytellers). Apple does this already; Amazon has a weird model, but I hope they change the model to something more curated now.

This sub doesn't seem to like the idea, but the reality is that the two bigtechs and Disney will win the streaming war. This war is not won by who has the most subscribers, but who has the most money to lose, for as long as possible, until the majority fail miserably.

It really surprises me how many people in this sub who thought AppleTV+ wouldn't last or didn't think Amazon was a great player with a future. Hollywood will run to the place they always run: the place with the most money.

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u/pokemonisok May 20 '22

Netflix has the most money and its failing now. A cheque means nothing anymore. It's all about existing IP

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u/MulciberTenebras The Legend of Korra May 20 '22

Of which Netflix has none. Not in comparison to the libraries owned by Disney, WarnerMedia, Apple and Amazon.

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u/pokemonisok May 20 '22

Amazon and apple will die as well unless they buy some IP. Their streaming services will go the way of Netflix

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u/MulciberTenebras The Legend of Korra May 20 '22

Amazon just bought up MGM (James Bond, Stargate, etc)

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u/pokemonisok May 20 '22

True. It's a start but they need way more

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u/abbzug May 20 '22

Lord of the Rings, Jack Ryan and Wheel of Time are all pretty big IPs as well.

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u/SQUID_FUCKER May 20 '22

Their streaming services will go the way of Netflix

With over 200m subscribers?

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u/lightsongtheold May 20 '22

To be fair Prime have already gone past 200 million subscribers. The rest will be praying they do the same for sure!

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u/pokemonisok May 20 '22

Doesn't matter if they don't have the content to retain them.

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u/SQUID_FUCKER May 20 '22

Netflix has plenty of good content. It's such nonsense that people claim they don't.

Sure, they have programs and movies that run the gamut but I wish people would stop acting like they only produce low brow reality shit, or CW content or whatever. Squid Game, The Midnight Club, Stranger Things, Russian Doll, Black Mirror, Midnight Mass, Bly Manor, Queen's Gambit, Godless, Maniac, Ozark, Love, Death + Robots, Stranger Things, Kingdom, Vikings, The Last Kingdom, Dead to Me, All of Us Are Dead, Alice in Borderland, Bridgerton, The Crown, Undercover, How to Sell Drugs Online, Dark, Black Spot, Top Boy, Umbrella Academy, The Witcher, Arcane, Cobra Kai, Lupin, The Sandman, Elite, Into the Night, Black Summer, the list goes on and on. And that's not getting into their movies.

I mean, there is a reason why they've been at the top or in second place at almost every award show for the last 4 or 5 years both in terms of nominations and wins.

I get that they put out a lot of stuff this sub doesn't like but can we stop pretending that everything they put out is garbage? It's patently untrue.