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Discussion in 'Cable & Video' started by Wolf, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

  2. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    I was hearing that The Roku Channel is available on line now. You don't a Roku to get it.
  3. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    Disney's New Streaming Service is Called Disney Play - Cord Cutters News

    Here some details coming out of Disney Play (which might or might not be true?)

    According to the earnings call, the new Disney streaming service will be cheaper than Netflix. Some reports have said it could be as cheap as $5 a month.

    New Original Series:
    According to Bob Iger, Disney is planning on making new original shows based on Disney properties like “Mosnters Inc.” and “High School Musical.” Although not mentioned during the earnings call, we already know two Star Wars shows are also in the works. Disney is hoping they can use their Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm libraries, along with NatGeo to build on an already extensive library of shows and movies from Disney.

    Target Audience:
    According to Disney, their new streaming service will focus on the “core Disney fan” and will be mostly family-friendly content that Disney is known for.

    Release Date:
    According to Bob Iger, the service will come out in late 2019. Exactly what that means is not set in stone. It could mean any time in the second half of 2019 or in the final few months of 2019. For now, we will have to wait and see.

    Star Wars Movies:
    According to Bob Iger, Star Wars movies released before next year will not be on the new service. For now, Disney has sold the rights to these movies to places like Netflix. These contracts will need to end before they can appear on the new Disney streaming service.

    R-Rated Films
    According to Disney, you will not find any R-rated films on the new streaming service. All R-Rated content will be on Hulu once Disney owns 60% of Hulu after their FOX merger.
  4. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    Wolf, I just signed up for ESPN Plus and will use on my Roku.. My niece is now going to Illinois State and I want to see the football games.
    I think I understand the service but I'm not sure it will work. If the game is exclusively on ESPN Plus which the Illinois State games would be I shouldn't have trouble getting it. But if a game is on ESPN or ESPN2, I would need to link the app through my provider which in that case would be PlaySation Vue. Of course, I would just turn on my PlayStation Vue to watch it. Does that sound right?

    I also signed up for Starz. There some good classic movies I like there. In turn, I canceled YouTubeRed
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  5. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    I believe how ESPN+ works. If any game airs on any of the ESPN networks it will appear on that channel. Where I live, I normally see a lot of Dbacks games. But lately now, I been able to watch some Houston Astros games since I don't subscribe to the MLB Network.

    I do know that ESPN won't stream any NFL games and I don't know about the NBA or NHL yet? Because the network was launch after the playoffs were completed.
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  6. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    This will be a fine addition especially for $5. If it were more, I would have backed out.
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  7. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    I had it nearly half of a year and I believe it’s worth the price for the amount of sports and programs they offer.

    But who knows it own by Disney and they could raise the price up down the road.
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  8. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    I'm also enjoying all the documentaries. I liked the one where Mary Decker fell down and the Cub fan that interfered with the foul ball
  9. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    I have now linked my PlayStation Vue account to my ESPN Plus account so now I can just stay in my ESPN Plus for all the ESPN channels without having to switch over PlayStation Vue.
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  10. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    Hey Madison, you may want to rethink about PlayStation Vue.

  11. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    This is a good deal for non Hulu subscribers.

  12. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    That would be awful if PlayStation Vue belly's up. I looked at Hulu's TV and the only difference is Cozi TV and NFL Network are missing. But I would get my regular Hulu for free. I would probably pick Hulu if PlayStation goes under.
    For me, anything with BTN is priority then you look at the rest of the core.
  13. Vols44

    Vols44 Well-Known Member

    Settled for Sling blue with the family package that adds the Hallmark (for Mrs Vols naturally) channels for an extra five per month. My son has Amazon Prime for students and Netflix has been on my monthly CC bill since it was 5.99 per month. The only time I miss ESPN (with Sling Orange only) is Monday nights and during the college football playoffs. I'm not paying an extra 15 bucks per month to watch a channels once a week.

    The original Roku is in the bedroom with a Roku 3 in the living room. My son has a smart TV to take care of his wireless setup. The other two boxes are hooked up via ethernet cables. I bought a Roku Ultra to go with a future 4k TV. The 42" Sony LCD projection TV was purchased in 2004 and works fine. For the record I bought it for 1799 (marked down from 2399). You don't hear much about plasma sets anymore.
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  14. squigy0

    squigy0 Member

    Discovery networks are now on Sling, if that's something that was causing some of you to hold out.
  15. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    I think cable is fighting back with lots of specials. I still think internet tv is better because you can put your tv anywhere in the house.
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  16. Wolf

    Wolf The Lone Wolf

    I agree, Cox always sends me offers in the mail. I simply throw the junk mail away. For a while they were trying to contact me and I’m told them to I’m not interested, don’t ever contact me again and flake off!

    I like DirecTV Now, I get nearly over 100+ channels including HBO and all of my local channels. I only pay $40 bucks a month, the package is normally $65 bucks a month, but I have a deal through AT&T.

    Plus the DVR can record 100 hours and it’s free. But everything has been in beta mode for quite a while now and there have been some talks of raising prices and putting a package deal on the DVR cloud service.
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  17. hyson

    hyson Forum Jerk

    Been cable/satellite free for years now and don't regret it.

    My bill was ridiculously expensive for shit entertainment. Once forced to find alternatives, it became easier.
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  18. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    Bewitched has been renewed on The Roku Channel. They are back to showing Season 1 & 2.
    And the Patty Duke Show has been added. Also Back to School
    with Rodney Dangerfield has been added to the movie lineup. Great times for Baby Boomer Curd Cutters
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  19. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    The Roku Channel now has Stadium Sports and the original Lost in Space. Netflix has the new Lost In Space
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  20. MadisonRadio1

    MadisonRadio1 MadisonRadio

    STARZ is starting a new series next week that might be interesting. "Now Apocalypse"
    One of the characters looks like the monster Gorn that Captain Kirk had to fight in Star Trek.
    I am going to give it a try.
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