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An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
I'm guessing no other platforms offer the picture in picture deal that Vue had?

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Cord Cutters news is reporting that AT&T Watch TV will likely be shutting down. They didn't have any of the major sports channels but it was the cheapest way to get the Turner channels
https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/att-watc...o-max/amp/
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(11-04-2019 11:15 AM)solohawks Wrote:  Cord Cutters news is reporting that AT&T Watch TV will likely be shutting down. They didn't have any of the major sports channels but it was the cheapest way to get the Turner channels
https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/att-watc...o-max/amp/

Interesting to see if they do. That would bolster Philo. AT&T seems to be doing some major restructuring in regards to their TV platforms. They never offer WatchTV on Roku which is a big mistake. Makes you wonder why they started this at all if they are going to give little effort to make it work.
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(11-04-2019 12:46 PM)MWC Tex Wrote:  
(11-04-2019 11:15 AM)solohawks Wrote:  Cord Cutters news is reporting that AT&T Watch TV will likely be shutting down. They didn't have any of the major sports channels but it was the cheapest way to get the Turner channels
https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/att-watc...o-max/amp/

Interesting to see if they do. That would bolster Philo. AT&T seems to be doing some major restructuring in regards to their TV platforms. They never offer WatchTV on Roku which is a big mistake. Makes you wonder why they started this at all if they are going to give little effort to make it work.

It was a concession to the Feds to get the merger through.

One of the things they promised was a low cost bundle
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Got a email a bit ago that said my Hulu with live TV will be going up $10 per month starting December 18th. Guess it's time to look at YouTube TV again or some other options.
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RE: An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
Updated price for AT&T Now.
Lowest package is now $65.
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Sling holding the line on budget pricing. They get made fun of for being tough on carriers but this is their only line of business so you know they are profitable. Kudos to them for their strategy
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Viacom Buys Pluto.tv


This is going to be something interesting that could change online streaming. Viacom that owns Nick, Comedy Central, MTV, Paramount, CBS, Desilu Production, Star Trek and all that will still have ad supported content, maybe some of it under pay content could force Netflix and them to offer ad supported free movies and tv shows. We may see more online college sports like C-USA, MWC, FCS and other levels under ad support. Big Sky Conference Network gets a share of the ad revenues like the other channels. This might work than ESPN+ and them. They could be losing Warner Brothers content that AT&T bought them out.
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(12-08-2019 08:49 AM)DavidSt Wrote:  Viacom Buys Pluto.tv


This is going to be something interesting that could change online streaming. Viacom that owns Nick, Comedy Central, MTV, Paramount, CBS, Desilu Production, Star Trek and all that will still have ad supported content, maybe some of it under pay content could force Netflix and them to offer ad supported free movies and tv shows. We may see more online college sports like C-USA, MWC, FCS and other levels under ad support. Big Sky Conference Network gets a share of the ad revenues like the other channels. This might work than ESPN+ and them. They could be losing Warner Brothers content that AT&T bought them out.
That was in January.

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(12-08-2019 09:16 AM)mlb Wrote:  
(12-08-2019 08:49 AM)DavidSt Wrote:  Viacom Buys Pluto.tv


This is going to be something interesting that could change online streaming. Viacom that owns Nick, Comedy Central, MTV, Paramount, CBS, Desilu Production, Star Trek and all that will still have ad supported content, maybe some of it under pay content could force Netflix and them to offer ad supported free movies and tv shows. We may see more online college sports like C-USA, MWC, FCS and other levels under ad support. Big Sky Conference Network gets a share of the ad revenues like the other channels. This might work than ESPN+ and them. They could be losing Warner Brothers content that AT&T bought them out.
That was in January.

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Pluto TV An Access To CBS All Access

Quote:“Now that we can bring them together, we can bring people in through the free service and some will only stay in free. Others we will have the opportunity to upsell them to the pay product. We can return them to the free eco-system if they decide to pause and re-market to them when their situation changes. We think that is a powerful idea,” said Viacom’s CEO Bob Bakish at the Goldman Sachs’ Communacopia Investor Conference earlier this year.

It sounds like Pluto TV is going to be utilized by driving paid subscribers to CBS All Access. It makes sense that Viacom CBS would put a taste of early seasons of popular shows for viewers to watch for free on Pluto TV, then require a CBS All Access subscription if you want to watch more.

Viacom has already been using Pluto TV to try and get viewers to see new Viacom movies. Recently a 24/7 Dora the Explorer channel launched in time to promote the new Dora the Explorer movie. Viacom is also using Pluto TV to promote the new James Bond movie launching next year with a 24/7 007 channel. The question now is now that the merger is complete how long will it be until this vision of CBS content on Pluto TV becomes a reality.

The good news is if you enjoy Pluto TV it’s not going anywhere. The only question now is what CBS content will be coming to the free streaming services. We will have to wait and see.

It would be a portal to access the All Access portion keeping Pluto TV as free with ads, and adding channels to promote their new shows and movies. Might see all the Star Trek and I Love Lucy tv shows as a stand alone channels. Might see some older seasons of Star Trek:Discovery and the others. This is more than what Disney Plus would give. This could be a game changer to attract costumers to watch free shows and movies and On Demand stuff would be the CBS All Access with the newer stuff. It could be interesting that CBS Sports could be put on Pluto TV for ad supporting content since they now own Pluto. This could be great news for the MWC to get a better tv package from CBS/Pluto TV. College sports fans who can't afford ESPN Plus might like the Pluto TV with the Big Sky Network which they could do the same with other conferences and the top D2 games. This would bring back D2 football game of the week on the CBS brand under Pluto.
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Great. But again, you linked an article from 11 months ago. Not sure of the relevance. They've done some great things thus far, but you are talking about an old article.

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(12-08-2019 08:40 PM)mlb Wrote:  Great. But again, you linked an article from 11 months ago. Not sure of the relevance. They've done some great things thus far, but you are talking about an old article.

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The second link I posted is from the 5th of this month and not 11 months old. It explains what Viacom/CBS/Pluto TV would be doing.
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https://www.leichtmanresearch.com/wp-con...3-2019.pdf


Here is an interesting tidbit of info. The info in this article includes OTT platforms Sling and ATT Now.


The takeaway from this is that the cutters aren’t going swarming to the OTT services. They are only OTA.

ESPN households keeps dropping.

With the estimated 120.6 million TV households. OTA only households has grown to 35.6 million households and growing each quarter. It’s a boon for a lot of OTA networks including a sports network called Stadium.
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(12-11-2019 04:25 PM)MWC Tex Wrote:  https://www.leichtmanresearch.com/wp-con...3-2019.pdf


Here is an interesting tidbit of info. The info in this article includes OTT platforms Sling and ATT Now.


The takeaway from this is that the cutters aren’t going swarming to the OTT services. They are only OTA.

ESPN households keeps dropping.

With the estimated 120.6 million TV households. OTA only households has grown to 35.6 million households and growing each quarter. It’s a boon for a lot of OTA networks including a sports network called Stadium.

I think its hilarious that technology uses at the advent of televison is becoming popular once again.

I showed some college guys at my church how they could host a super bowl party for youth in their small group at their house thanks to an antenna.

They fell in love with the "free satellite antenna" and used it on a regular basis
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Sling's orange and blue base packages as well as the orange/blue combo are all going up $5
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As of 12/23/2019 -
From a sports fan perspective.
This does not include any temporary promotional prices

$10/month - Fanatiz - BEIN Sports, BEIN Espanol, BEIN Sports Connect, Gol TV English and Spanish, TYC Sports International, Nuestre Tele International
An afforable soccer focused streaming service

$10/month - Sling World Sports - BEIN Sports, BEIN Sports Connect, Outside TV, Willow TV, Willow TV Extra, Nautical Channel
An easy way to add BEIN if your main provider doesnt carry it or if BEIN is all you want. Willow is a cricket network too.

$15/month - AT&T Watch TV - TBS/TNT/TruTV
New plan included in certain AT&T phone plans and available for stand alone purchase that includes all the Turner Networks for MLB/NBA/NCAA

$30/month - Sling Orange - ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, TBS, TNT, Stadium
The cheapest price point available to get ESPN/2, TBS, and TNT. Also includes easy access to Stadium

$30/month - Sling Blue - FS1, NBCSN, Local FOX/NBC affiliate and NBC RSN (if available), TBS, TNT, TruTV, NFL Network, Stadium
The cheapest price point available to get FOX/NBC/Turner/NFL Network. Also includes easy access to Stadium

$40/month - Sling Orange & Sports Pack - ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNNEWS, ESPNU, ESPN Goal Line/Bases Loaded, SEC Network, ACC Network, TBS, TNT, PAC 12 Network, NBA Network, NHL Network, MLB Network, MLB Strikezone, Tennis Channel, BEIN Sports, Stadium, OutsideTV,
The cheapest price point available to get all ESPN Networks, TBS, and TNT with most other specialty sport networks. MISSING: most RSNs, CBSSN, Big 10 Network, FS1/FS2, NBCSN, Golf, and Olympic

$40/month - Sling Blue & Sports Pack - FS1, FS2, NBCSN, Local FOX/NBC Affiliate and NBC RSN (if available), TBS, TNT, TruTv, NFL Network, NFL RedZone, NBA Network, NHL Network, MLB Network, MLB Strikezone, Tennis Channel, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel, Pac 12 Network, BEIN Sports, Stadium, OutsideTV
Gets you many sports channels. MISSING: most RSNs, the ESPN Networks, CBSSN, Big 10 Network (noted as coming in 2020 for football season)

$40/month - Vidgo Core - ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPNNEWS, ESPNU, ESPN Goal Line/Bases Loaded, SEC Network, ACC Network, Longhorn Network, FS1, FS2, Fox Deportes, Big Ten Network, Local FOX/ABC Affiliates (if available), NFL Network, Pac 12 Network, BEIN Sports, Stadium, MAV TV
New Sevice that had added ESPN and Fox Networks plus the NFL Network. This package is worth a look for college sports fans. MISSING: NBC, NBCSN, CBS, CBSSN, NBA, NHL, MLB, Golf, Olympic, Tennis

$45/month - Sling Orange/Blue Combo- ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, FS1, NBCSN, TBS, TNT, TruTV, Local FOX/NBC Affiliate and NBC RSN (if available)
The Cheapest way to get both ESPN, NBCSN, and FS1

$50/month - Vidgo Plus - ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPNNEWS, ESPNU, ESPN Goal Line/Bases Loaded, SEC Network, ACC Network, Longhorn Network, FS1, FS2, Fox Deportes, Big Ten Network, Local FOX/ABC Affiliates (if available), NFL Network, NFL Redzone Pac 12 Network and Regional PAC 12 Networks, BEIN Sports, Stadium, MAV TV
New Sevice that had added ESPN and Fox Networks plus Redzone. This package is worth a look for college sports fans. MISSING: NBC, NBCSN, CBS, CBSSN, NBA, NHL, MLB, Golf, Olympic, Tennis

$50/month - YouTube TV - ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNNEWS, ESPNU, FS1, FS2, CBSSN, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel, TBS, TNT, TruTV, Big 10 Network, SEC Network, ACC Network, NBA Network, MLB Network, Tennis Channel, Local ABC/NBC/CBS/FOX Affiliate and RSN (if available)
YouTube TV is probably the most well rounded package for sports if you do not need NFL Network. ESPN 3 content is available via ESPN app.

$55/month - Hulu Live TV - ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNNEWS, ESPNU, ESPN GoalLine, ESPN College Extra, FS1, FS2, CBSSN, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel, TBS, TNT, TruTV, Big 10 Network, SEC Network, ACC Network, Local ABC/NBC/CBS/FOX Affiliate and RSN (if available)
ESPN3 Content can be accessed with a Hulu Live TV login in the ESPN app.

$55/month - FuboTv - FS1, FS2, CBSSN, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel, TBS, TNT, TruTV, Big 10 Network, PAC 12 Network, NFL Network, NBA Network, BEIN, TVG, Local NBC/CBS/FOX and RSN (If available)
FUBO also carries the Univision networks which is what sets them apart

Fubo has a sports pack available for additional $11/month which will add NFL Redzone, Tennis Channel, Stadium and the Stadium Xtra channels and other minor Sports Networks/Alternate feeds like the PAC 12 regional networks, Fox College Sports Network, and Gol TV

$60/month - Sling Orange/Blue Combo with Sports - ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3 content, ESPNNEWS, ESPNU, ESPN Goal Line/Bases Loaded, SEC Network, ACC Network, FS1, FS2, NBCSN, Local FOX/NBC Affiliate and NBC RSN (if available), TBS, TNT, TruTv, NFL Network, NFL RedZone, NBA Network, NHL Network, MLB Network, MLB Strikezone, Tennis Channel, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel, Pac 12 Network, BEIN Sports, Stadium, OutsideTV
Gets you pretty much all sports channels except most RSNs, CBSSN and the Big 10 Network which is coming for 2020 football season
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Thaw is for the update. I see Vidgo went to a full package now. Will update my thread and move Vidgo when I get to a computer.
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(12-24-2019 09:02 AM)MWC Tex Wrote:  Thaw is for the update. I see Vidgo went to a full package now. Will update my thread and move Vidgo when I get to a computer.

If you're a college sports fan, Vidgo at $40/month is a great value. You get all the ESPNs and FS1/2 plus all the college sports networks and local ABC and Fox. The biggest thing missing is CBS Sports Network but considering you get virtually everything else that carries college sports its not a bad trade off. The next bet would be YouTube TV for $50/month. You gain CBS and NBC plus their sports networks but you lose PAC 12 Network
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Updated Sling info.
Notable updates:
FS2 moved to sports package in blue service.
Sports package increased to $10/month.
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Updated Sling Blue as I noticed the NFL Network is on the base package also.
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