The More Video Streaming Services We Get, The More We’ll Turn To Piracy – The Conversation

With the launch of the Paramount+, Australian shoppers of video streaming are arguably drowning in selection. 

We now have greater than a dozen “subscription video on demand” providers to select from, with many dozens extra choices accessible worldwide to anybody with a VPN to get round geoblocks. 

However all this competitors isn’t truly making issues simpler. It’s doubtless all this “selection” will see extra of us turning to piracy to observe our favorite movies and televisions reveals.

The issue is that providers are competing (at the least partially) by way of providing unique content material and authentic programming. 

Paramount+, for instance, is providing content material from Paramount Footage and different leisure corporations owned by leisure conglomerate ViaComCBS. These embrace Showtime, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. Its catalogue ranges from the Indiana Jones and Harry Potter motion pictures to common TV reveals Dexter, NCIS and The Huge Bang Concept.  

This content material might have been accessible in your most well-liked providers. However the end goal — as with Disney+ and others — is for all ViaComCBS-owned content material to be unique to Paramount+.

Right here the issue for the buyer turns into evident. What number of subscription providers do you need to be part of? Subscribing to the six hottest video streaming providers — Netflix, Stan, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, Binge, and Apple TV+ — will value you about $60 a month. How rather more are you keen to pay for a brand new service to observe a favourites movie or TV present now solely that service?

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