With Netflix's Marvel shows being cancelled (presumably moved to Disney's new streaming service), and now the announcement of from the BBC and ITV, which I assume will also have some sort of show exclusivity around it, I can only foresee an increase in piracy, not a decrease.

When will companies learn to reduce friction? If I have to pay for one streaming service, fine. If I have to pay for three or four? Then I'll be looking at torrents and usenet again...


And that is coming from someone who once working in the movies, an industry directly affected by aforementioned piracy.

@MatStace BBC and ITV already have at least 3 linear channels each (and AFAIK Auntie has bought out what remains of UKTV/Flextech or whatever they are called now); which are filled up with the same repeats of back catalogue material and (newer) lowest common denominator stuff (reality TV etc)

why don't they concentrate on using the capacity of linear channels with less repeats first and streaming second? I doubt there will be that many exclusive *UK* commissions either..

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