Jump to content
UnevenEdge
Sign in to follow this  
matrixman124

Discovery gutting HBO Max

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

Discovery WB earnings call today. They're explaining their plans to integrate HBO Max and Discovery+ today

Edited by matrixman124

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We're heading for a huge contraction in the streaming market, but it won't lead to customer convenience or satisfaction.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, Raptorpat said:

We're heading for a huge contraction in the streaming market, but it won't lead to customer convenience or satisfaction.

Does it ever?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It starts out convenient and satisfying, and that's when they hook ya. 

We're well past that phase now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This all sounds very very familiar.

I recall when HBO first became a Thing. It was going to be one of the greatest content providers in the history of ever with all the premium stuff at premium price. The satellite dish in the backyard was a giant status symbol. Now there's like 20 different variations of HBO and absolutely none of them are worth the costs because most of them carry nothing but the uncensored versions of whatever movie is also already playing on a basic cable channel. And even that is less noticeable since most movies on basic have 99% of the swearing intact. Oh yeah, and I guess Cookie Monster still eats cookies on the episodes on HBO Kids. :| 

You can't gut the staff while claiming you are going to provide all the greatest of streaming services. You end up with one dude, a dart and a spinning wheel of choices that all say 'marathon'. 

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, katt_goddess said:

This all sounds very very familiar.

I recall when HBO first became a Thing. It was going to be one of the greatest content providers in the history of ever with all the premium stuff at premium price. The satellite dish in the backyard was a giant status symbol. Now there's like 20 different variations of HBO and absolutely none of them are worth the costs because most of them carry nothing but the uncensored versions of whatever movie is also already playing on a basic cable channel. And even that is less noticeable since most movies on basic have 99% of the swearing intact. Oh yeah, and I guess Cookie Monster still eats cookies on the episodes on HBO Kids. :| 

You can't gut the staff while claiming you are going to provide all the greatest of streaming services. You end up with one dude, a dart and a spinning wheel of choices that all say 'marathon'. 

It'd be so nice to have any kind of decent regulation but politicians get lobbied out the ass by these folks, and half of them barely knows what streaming is.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/4/2022 at 9:38 PM, katt_goddess said:

This all sounds very very familiar.

I recall when HBO first became a Thing. It was going to be one of the greatest content providers in the history of ever with all the premium stuff at premium price. The satellite dish in the backyard was a giant status symbol. Now there's like 20 different variations of HBO and absolutely none of them are worth the costs because most of them carry nothing but the uncensored versions of whatever movie is also already playing on a basic cable channel. And even that is less noticeable since most movies on basic have 99% of the swearing intact. Oh yeah, and I guess Cookie Monster still eats cookies on the episodes on HBO Kids. :| 

You can't gut the staff while claiming you are going to provide all the greatest of streaming services. You end up with one dude, a dart and a spinning wheel of choices that all say 'marathon'. 

What’s this now? Cookie Monster no longer eats cookies? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
43 minutes ago, matrixman124 said:

Funny you mention that with the ProZD video right above your post haha

Lol I didn’t even notice 

I did a quick search and he still eats cookies but not with the same gusto in the past. He saves that bingeing for fruits and vegetables. At first me and my bf were rolling our eyes cuz he’s Cookie Monster, but maybe it’s not the best thing to show a creature losing control on cookies to children. As an adult w/o kids sometimes we forget who’s actually watching this stuff, not forget but…I can’t explain took a couple of weekends mornings bong rips.  😬

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does this only impact shows that were online only?

Best not cancel Succession or I swear to fuck Imma Karen all over Discovery+'s manager's ass.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
42 minutes ago, naraku360 said:

Does this only impact shows that were online only?

Best not cancel Succession or I swear to fuck Imma Karen all over Discovery+'s manager's ass.

Unknown right now but the implication is that HBO originals will have their budgets capped, which wouldn’t affect a show like Succession.  The GOT prequel is probably boned though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...