Streaming TV is about to get very expensive

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by mr.unnatural, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. markb

    markb Well-Known Member

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    So, I'm now a YouTube TV subscriber. Even at $65/month, it makes sense to me. Although put in terms of paying $15/month for Viacom, of which only one channel we might watch occasionally, it's very bad deal. (Somehow it got tuned to MTV, and OMG, what's wrong with kids today? I suppose I'm officially old!)

    I'm having some trouble adjusting to the "library" interface. It categorizes things in a way I don't appreciate, and the very first category, "new in your library", only ever shows one series (always the same series). Also, it mixes VOD episodes in with recordings, even though I have zero interest in watching things with with ads I can't skip. Worse, it mixes in AMC Premiere content (which costs extra!) in with my AMC recordings.
     
  2. That Don Guy

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    I thought that if you lived in an hockey (or baseball, or basketball) team's RSN region, you couldn't stream that team's games if they were airing on the RSN, whether or not you had cable TV. One site I have seen says that only Fubo and YouTube TV have NESN (and YTTV does not have NESN+).
     
  3. TonyD79

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    Nowhere near true. You are thinking of the sports packages like Center Ice which does local blackouts. I’d your carrier streams the channel, it is typically available everywhere. Also, at least for baseball, all the Fox owned RSNs can be viewed in their apps but you may need to have cable. I think same is true for most others like NBC owned and ATT owned.

    ATT streaming just added several RSNs. Here I can watch any of the pro teams in the Baltimore Washington area now. I need to be in market to get them. They just added MASN which didn’t stream anywhere before. I assume that means a change in MASN policy.
     
  4. DouglasPHill

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    There's sports to watch? :):)
     
  5. tigercat74

    tigercat74 Lets go Bengals!!!!!

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    I’ve been watching a lot of EPL but that season just ended this weekend.
     
  6. That Don Guy

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    That's what I meant - @PaulS said that he can't get NESN on Hulu Plus, so he was looking into whatever options the NHL had for streaming, which I assumed meant Center Ice.
     
  7. PaulS

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    Yeah, I need my hockey! Super pumped to watch 13 hours of hockey every day. LOL
    Anyways, it looks like NHL.TV is like $5 for the post-season stuff, which is kind of a steal. I might do that.

    I have my doubts about NFL, given today's unsurprising announcements from MLB.
     
  8. lambertman

    lambertman Chris Lambert, man

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    A *ton* of games are going to be on NHL Network and NBCSN. You may not need center ice.
     
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  9. TonyD79

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    I’ve found center ice to be basically useless for playoffs in a normal year. More games this year but I’d expect to be able to see every game without it.

    I just checked. Every game on my TiVo that is on CI is on a national network. Data is up to August 6.
     
  10. Anubys

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    just noticed my DVR recorded some hockey...I wonder what the heck it is...going to check...
     
  11. PaulS

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    My problem is that I've recently ditched YouTubeTV (over their recent $15/mo price hike). Looking for alternate methods to watch hockey outside of cable and YouTubeTV. Don't really need any other "linear" programming, so that kind of rules out Fubo or Philo.
     
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    MikeMar

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    lparsons21

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    The problem isn’t the cost of the NFL Network and Redzone on YTTV, it is the value proposition of any live streaming service at all these days.

    It is not the fault of the live streaming services, it is just that the content producers aren’t producing anything new or interesting these days, mostly because of the shutdowns caused by coronavirus.
     
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    markb

    markb Well-Known Member

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    That's absurd, of course, but I found this quote just silly:

    Oh, boo hoo! Launch a satellite, if that's what you want! (I hear that's pricey, too!)
     
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    MikeMar

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    ummm ok

    Well this is a nice addition to the current price of YTTV and I'm happy that I can get RedZone for just $11 addon and not have to subscribe to Sling just for Redzone
     
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    samsauce29

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    Agreed. I've never had Red Zone, but for $11, I'll try it for a month... Thanks for the info.
     
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    tigercat74

    tigercat74 Lets go Bengals!!!!!

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    I tried Redzone for a couple Sundays. It wasn’t for me. I didn’t like the bouncing around to different games. I just liked focusing on one.
     
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    jr461

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    I'm the opposite. When my team is not playing and I don't have a great interest in the games that are on, it's a great way to see what's going on in all the other games.
     
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