"Paramount+, for example, is offering content from Paramount Pictures and other
entertainment companies owned by entertainment conglomerate ViaComCBS. These
include Showtime, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. Its catalogue ranges from the
Indiana Jones and Harry Potter movies to popular TV shows Dexter, NCIS and The
Big Bang Theory.
This content may have been available on your preferred services. But the end
goal — as with Disney+ and others — is for all ViaComCBS-owned content to be
exclusive to Paramount+.
Here the problem for the consumer becomes evident. How many subscription
services do you want to join? Subscribing to the six most popular video
streaming services — Netflix, Stan, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, Binge, and
Apple TV+ — will cost you about $60 a month. How much more are you willing to
pay for a new service to watch a favourites film or TV show now only that
The temptation to turn to piracy is clear."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics