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AT&T's Big Plan for HBO Is to Fill It With More Random Trash Like Netflix

Postby Blue Jackets » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:05 am

Last month, AT&T won its legal battle with the Department of Justice and promptly completed its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. It’s now the proud owner of DC Comics, CNN, and many other popular media properties. HBO is one of the most prestigious and successful facets of the division that has now been renamed as WarnerMedia

“We need hours a day,” Mr. Stankey said, referring to the time viewers spend watching HBO programs. “It’s not hours a week, and it’s not hours a month. We need hours a day. You are competing with devices that sit in people’s hands that capture their attention every 15 minutes.”
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Postby Tyler » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:58 am

It does make sense? Most people who pay for HBO probably only watch for like 90 minutes on Sunday night. I'm not against them adding more content, as long as it doesn't impact their AAA shows.
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Postby wags83 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:23 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Most people who pay for HBO probably only watch for like 90 minutes on Sunday night.

This is kinda the reason it doesn't make sense though. HBO is a subscription service, not a Pay Per Use service. It doesn't matter if I'm watching hours per day or one show per week, I'm still paying a monthly subscription price. Now if you start filling it with garbage and the things I like such as Westworld and Game of Thrones become shitty, that's when you lose subscribers. Like you said, as long as it doesn't affect their premier shows, it won't matter. I just think they would be better served with focusing on quality, not quantity.
Edit: but who's to say they aren't doing both? Maybe they'll fill it with a ton of awesome, high-quality content.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:35 am

Next up: Ads. Up yours Time Warner.
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Postby Tyler » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:07 am

wags83 wrote:
Tyler wrote:Source of the post Most people who pay for HBO probably only watch for like 90 minutes on Sunday night.

This is kinda the reason it doesn't make sense though. HBO is a subscription service, not a Pay Per Use service. It doesn't matter if I'm watching hours per day or one show per week, I'm still paying a monthly subscription price. Now if you start filling it with garbage and the things I like such as Westworld and Game of Thrones become shitty, that's when you lose subscribers. Like you said, as long as it doesn't affect their premier shows, it won't matter. I just think they would be better served with focusing on quality, not quantity.
Edit: but who's to say they aren't doing both? Maybe they'll fill it with a ton of awesome, high-quality content.
I guess their thought is more content in the day would bring in the people on the fence, it's not really meant for existing customers?
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Postby Blue Jackets » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:24 am

AT&T Boss: HBO Is “The Tiffany” And Netflix Is “The Walmart” Of Subscription Video
Expanding on earlier comments by WarnerMedia chief John Stankey, Stephenson spoke during the kickoff session at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference. While he poked the streaming giant, he said the focus at WarnerMedia is increasing the spending and output of HBO. “You’d like to fill out the schedule” on HBO. “But we’re not talking about Netflix-scale investments.”
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Postby Tyler » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:47 am

This makes perfect sense. /s
ATT buys HBO. Right away they announce they need more content to compete with Netflix.
Then says Netflix is trash and they are going to copy their business model, but they will do it better by spending less money.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:19 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post This makes perfect sense. /s
ATT buys HBO. Right away they announce they need more content to compete with Netflix.
Then says Netflix is trash and they are going to copy their business model, but they will do it better by spending less money.


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