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Old 25-05-2017, 15:50   #3451
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There is a lot of fierce competition out there and obviously the market was too crowded for them.

No, it's because most people prefer subscription streaming rather than purchase. The odd purchase can be done via Amazon, Google Play, iTunes etc.
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No, it's because most people prefer subscription streaming rather than purchase. The odd purchase can be done via Amazon, Google Play, iTunes etc.
Or maybe this proves that BBC programmes are not as highly regarded by the public out there as the BBC and its protagonists like to think they are.

The Netflix originals in particular are setting a new quality standard. The Crown and House of Cards are just two examples of the standards that the BBC need to match or beat to justify their compulsory subscription fee.
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Old 25-05-2017, 17:00   #3453
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Or maybe this proves that BBC programmes are not as highly regarded by the public out there as the BBC and its protagonists like to think they are.

The Netflix originals in particular are setting a new quality standard. The Crown and House of Cards are just two examples of the standards that the BBC need to match or beat to justify their compulsory subscription fee.

No, that is not the case. BBC dramas are very popular in the UK and US. As are ITV dramas. That is why the BBC and ITV have setup up a joint streaming service in the US.


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Or maybe this proves that BBC programmes are not as highly regarded by the public out there as the BBC and its protagonists like to think they are.

The Netflix originals in particular are setting a new quality standard. The Crown and House of Cards are just two examples of the standards that the BBC need to match or beat to justify their compulsory subscription fee
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And that's only mentioning the recent stuff , I'm not a massive BBC watcher but they've had some good shows over the years.
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Doctor Foster
Silent Witness
Peaky Blinders
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And that's only mentioning the recent stuff , I'm not a massive BBC watcher but they've had some good shows over the years.
Yes we watch a lot of the drama and other type series from other sources as well but sadly MM l think some will criticise the BBC because its a easy punch bag to hit

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Yes we watch a lot of the drama and other type series from other sources as well but sadly MM l think some will criticise the BBC because its a easy punch bag to hit

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All brilliant series IMO.
Imho no-one in uk beats BBC for documentaries their Africa, planet Earth, human race etc series are truly stunning and works of art.
Before i get the "oh you don't have a tv licence" i bought the blu rays.
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Old 28-05-2017, 12:19   #3458
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Those expecting a selection similar to the US Prime were bound to be disappointed. The US TV landscape is vastly different to the UK. Biggies, such as HBO, Showtime and AMC etc. are already tied to UK broadcasters. Smaller ones, such as FX, CBS streaming service etc. sell their individual shows to UK Networks.


I'd be surprised if they can add anything of real significance, especially for those with a pay TV service.
Not only that, but those who currently do not need to get a TV licence by law will have to do so if they watch the live Amazon channels.


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Fear The Walking Dead season 2 is now available on Amazon Instant Video. Season 3 is just about to start on BT's AMC channel.
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The brilliant House of Cards started last night!
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The brilliant House of Cards started last night!
Something actually to the great man's taste for once.
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More dross
Some one had to do that haha.
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Friends keep telling me that Netflix via smart TV's is offering the first six months free.

Both my V6 and Samsung TV are only offering the usual one free month. I rang Netflix and they said that they had no such offer, but that some third parties sometimes make such offers.

Has anyone else heard anything about this?
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I doubt it'll show up in the app itself. When VM did a six month offer, you got the code separately, and had to add it to any new or existing Netflix account.
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