Any hidden gems to watch on Sky?

Rofesleg

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Yeah been tempted by Paramount, few new things on there look decent (especially keen on Yellowstone.

First series might be five's catch up service (at least it was).

Difficult to justify ANOTHER streaming service though alongside Netflix, Prime and Now (only recently having got rid of Apple).

At one point I would have predicted the film/tv market to take the approach of spotify (everything in one place) but it's clear that's never happening.
I've got Sky basic package (which includes Netflix in the price anyway), Disney & Prime. (Though Prime comes as part of the whole Amazon Prime £79 pa package so I don't count that 🙂).
I think I'll add Paramount to see if it is worth it. I'm not sure what else there is apart from Yellowstone though so might watch that then cancel it.
Trying to ignore Apple TV but looks like they have good stuff. It's ridiculous really.
 

asredastheycome

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Yellowstone on Paramount+ looks good. £6.99 pm subscription needed though. (Unless you can watch it all in the 2 week free trial period).
I was thinking of ditching Netflix for it until I remembered that Netflix is 'free' as part of my Sky package
So is Paramount + isn't it. Sure I get it as part of my Sky package.
 

ThatFragranceGuy

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Yeah been tempted by Paramount, few new things on there look decent (especially keen on Yellowstone.

First series might be five's catch up service (at least it was).

Difficult to justify ANOTHER streaming service though alongside Netflix, Prime and Now (only recently having got rid of Apple).

At one point I would have predicted the film/tv market to take the approach of spotify (everything in one place) but it's clear that's never happening.
I think that approach is what's happened, Netflix was a lot better in USA than it was here hence so many people were using VPN's to watch the better content

However many large companies not content to license things to Netflix and see their revenues dip while Netflix rocketed so launched their own versions

Same thing happened with Spotify really - Apple Music, deezer, tidal, google music, Amazon music etc all have their own selling points

The idea of the streaming services is great but the costs add up. We had 4k Netflix, paramount, Disney and sub'd to two channel via prime and it was £34 a month for them so we cancelled them last month as we download nearly everything now. Only kept prime itself as it's included with their service

Prime video probably has the worst UI but they've got a good system going where you can subscribe to other channels and content appears in their app, surprised some of the others don't try and take a similar approach
 

changingman

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I think that approach is what's happened, Netflix was a lot better in USA than it was here hence so many people were using VPN's to watch the better content

However many large companies not content to license things to Netflix and see their revenues dip while Netflix rocketed so launched their own versions

Same thing happened with Spotify really - Apple Music, deezer, tidal, google music, Amazon music etc all have their own selling points

The idea of the streaming services is great but the costs add up. We had 4k Netflix, paramount, Disney and sub'd to two channel via prime and it was £34 a month for them so we cancelled them last month as we download nearly everything now. Only kept prime itself as it's included with their service

Prime video probably has the worst UI but they've got a good system going where you can subscribe to other channels and content appears in their app, surprised some of the others don't try and take a similar approach
Yeah it's nuts isn't it when you add it all up. I really wish I wasn't into sports as you could probably justify different streaming platforms if you ignored Sky Sports, BT etc.

I had disney for one month to watch Get Back but didn't really fancy anything else on there.
 

ThatFragranceGuy

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I think Netflix will find itself in trouble as it's going to have to keep burning money creating its own content but their rivals were already doing that and have other income streams. Their rivals have a lot of compelling content but are mostly at the 6.99 price point with free trials and deals (can get Disney for £18 for a year recently)

Netflix keep emailing me to come back for 6.99 a month but that is 1 device, at 480p sd resolution.... yeah I'll pass on that. At 15.99 for 4k it's a tough sell hence people are cancelling in droves. Am sure they will continue to print money but going to find it a lot harder.
 

Mayor Goldie Wilson

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Brassic is absolutely superb. A proper underrated programme. If you like Brassic try This Is England. Vinnie in Brassic is one of the main characters in This Is England. You need to watch This Is England movie before the series though.
 
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