Streaming Services: First 2023 POWER RANKINGS (And what's up with Prime?)

I am on my phone and can't link to an article right now, but I saw that Paramount+ and Showtime are getting merged together.

Also, Disney will be doing their first ever full-season drop of a Marvel or Star Wars show when they release Echo at the end of November.
 

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DISNEY+ Shows Being Removed
Be Our Chef
Big Shot
Cheaper by the Dozen
Diary of a Future President
Disney Fairy Tale Weddings
Earth to Ned
Foodtastic
Howard
It’s a Dog’s Life With Bill Farmer
Just Beyond
Magic Camp
The Making Of Willow
Marvel’s Hero Project
Marvel’s MPower
The Mighty Ducks
The Mysterious Benedict Society
The One and Only Ivan
Pentatonix: Around the World for the Holidays
The Real Right Stuff
Rogue Trip
Stargirl
(2020 movie)
Stuntman
Timmy Failure
Turner & Hooch
Weird But True!
Willow
Wolfgang
The World According To Jeff Goldblum


HULU Shows Being Removed
Best in Dough
Best in Snow
Dollface
Everything’s Trash
The Hot Zone
Little Demon
Love in the Time of Corona
Maggie
Pistol
The Premise
Rosaline
The Quest
Y: The Last Man
 

MarkB

Legend

DISNEY+ Shows Being Removed
Be Our Chef
Big Shot
Cheaper by the Dozen
Diary of a Future President
Disney Fairy Tale Weddings
Earth to Ned
Foodtastic
Howard
It’s a Dog’s Life With Bill Farmer
Just Beyond
Magic Camp
The Making Of Willow
Marvel’s Hero Project
Marvel’s MPower
The Mighty Ducks
The Mysterious Benedict Society
The One and Only Ivan
Pentatonix: Around the World for the Holidays
The Real Right Stuff
Rogue Trip
Stargirl
(2020 movie)
Stuntman
Timmy Failure
Turner & Hooch
Weird But True!
Willow
Wolfgang
The World According To Jeff Goldblum


HULU Shows Being Removed
Best in Dough
Best in Snow
Dollface
Everything’s Trash
The Hot Zone
Little Demon
Love in the Time of Corona
Maggie
Pistol
The Premise
Rosaline
The Quest
Y: The Last Man
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ART!

Deluxe Unhuman
I don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but Disney is pulling content from D+ and from Hulu, for...REA$0N$!?!? I guess it's for tax breaks, so someone who understands that should chime in.

So, it's time to bump the following to the top of your watchlist:
Be Our Chef
Best In Dough
Best In Snow
Big Shot
Disney Fairy Tale Weddings
Dollface
Earth To Ned
Everything’s Trash
Foodtastic
Howard
It’s a Dog’s Life With Bill Farmer
Little Demon
Love In The Time Of Corona
Maggie
Magic Camp
The Making Of Willow
The Mysterious Benedict Society
The One And Only Ivan
Pistol
The Premise
The Quest
Stuntman
Timmy Failure
Willow
Wolfgang
The World According To Jeff Goldblum
Y: The Last Man
 




Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
Supporter
So, they don't want to pay money to the people who made the shows that I pay a monthly fee to watch on their service. Cool. Got it.

I mean ... yeah.

The avalanche has begun, it is too late for the pebbles to vote. Or, put another way, now that the Zaslav has broken the seal, expect the deluge.

Netflix pioneered the idea of the long-tail with streaming services, but did so early on when they could cheaply buy streaming rights to various programs.

Then, everyone yanked back their content and put it up on their own streaming services along with commissioning tons more shows since they were all competing to be one of the surviving streaming services.

Unfortunately, many of them have learned something- this costs a lot of money. You either get it subsidized (Amazon, Apple), you already have a profitable model (Netflix), or you're shoveling money into the abyss.

So they are turning around and determining what people are actually watching, and applying cost/benefit to it- the marginal value of some of the shows being available isn't worth the cost to these platforms.

Expect more shaking out and consolidation. IMO, etc.
 

Whizbang Dustyboots

Gnometown Hero
Most of this stuff will be available on other services. They're not treating this like Atari 2600 ET cartridges and burying them in a landfill -- they're going to put these shows on the market for other streamers to show.

It's not the same situation as Batgirl, where they could write off an uncompleted work on their taxes. This is completed product that they don't want to pay royalties on, but are hoping to find another streaming company willing to do so. I would expect The One and Only Ivan and Y: The Last Man, for instance, to both show up elsewhere soon.
 
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Gradine

The Elephant in the Room (she/her)
I don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but Disney is pulling content from D+ and from Hulu, for...REA$0N$!?!? I guess it's for tax breaks, so someone who understands that should chime in.

So, it's time to bump the following to the top of your watchlist:

The Mysterious Benedict Society
This is an absolutely incredible show, and it's criminal that it was both (a) canceled and (b) being fully removed from the only platform it has ever been legally available on
 

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