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Old 08-10-22, 01:19 PM
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Wal-Mart jumping into streaming services - Again

Maybe they can buy Vudu. They really need to drop pursuing this.

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That is..odd.
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Re: Wal-Mart jumping into streaming services - Again

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Ah, just the thing that nobody was asking for, or needs. Good luck with that Walmart.
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They need to do something to build their Walmart Plus base,

Offering pennies off on a gallon of gas isn't enough.

At least their grocery delivery offer's same as in store prices and if something ordered isn't in stock they will sometimes give you a better deal at the same price as the not in stock item.
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What content can they offer that's not covered elsewhere?
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Re: Wal-Mart jumping into streaming services - Again

It says they are trying to make deals with Paramount, Disney and Comcast to add content to Walmart +

But, why would those studios make deals with Walmart when they already have their own services? Licensing content is super expensive. I doubt this will happen.
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Re: Wal-Mart jumping into streaming services - Again

Maybe they'll buy all the content from HBO Max.
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Maybe they'll buy all the content from HBO Max.
That'll probably move to the upcoming WB service. Whatever they decide to call it
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That'll probably move to the upcoming WB service. Whatever they decide to call it
That recent presentation certainly seemed to suggest they were looking to license out content and not wanting to focus as much on exclusivity.
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Makes me wonder if it is likely a service similar to Redbox digital. No time to MA, some of the "free with ads titles, and some form of ad supported live streaming channels.

Yet still very odd when they bailed on VUDU.
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It says they are trying to make deals with Paramount, Disney and Comcast to add content to Walmart +

But, why would those studios make deals with Walmart when they already have their own services? Licensing content is super expensive. I doubt this will happen.
Probably because large streamers have data for which shows draw subscription numbers or don't,for example when Peacock started 30 Rock became an exclusive to them once other streaming services contracts ran out. Then after a year they started letting Hulu stream it again because they probably had data that none or very miniscule numbers of people were streaming to Peacock because it is exclusive to them. All streaming services are losing money so if they can get money from Walmart for catalog shows that they own without it making Walmart a viable theat to them seems like a solid plan.
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There are so many movies out there that are almost never available for streaming(it seems that way at least for me) then there will always be room for another streaming service.

Its 50/50 that a movie I want to stream through one of my subscription services would be available.
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There are so many movies out there that are almost never available for streaming(it seems that way at least for me) then there will always be room for another streaming service.

Its 50/50 that a movie I want to stream through one of my subscription services would be available.
But there are multiple services with the exact same movies, and it doesn't really feel to me like Walmart would go after stuff that isn't available, rather than have stuff they can get relatively cheaply to add value to their existing subscription service. We'll see, I guess.
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The older stuff could and should be available for the cheap since its not making any money sitting in the vaults of the studios.

Same goes for stuff like NFL Films which has the biggest sports library of films and it's hardly seen by anyone.

AEW is looking for a home for it's video library for the purpose of streaming and it doesn't look like Discovery has any interest or it would have already come to some agreement.
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https://variety.com/2022/digital/new...m_term=6431290

Walmart reached a deal with Paramount Global to include the Paramount+ streaming service as part of the retailing giant’s Walmart+ membership program, Variety has confirmed.

The move by the retailing giant is intended to make Walmart+, which launched in September 2020, more competitive with Amazon’s Prime by adding in a streaming-entertainment component. Walmart+ costs $12.95 per month or $98 per year, providing same-day delivery on more than 160,000 products it sells. Members also can save up to 10 cents per gallon on gas at more than 14,000 participating stations nationwide.
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I guess that's going to be the Essential tier (4.99 a month with ads) since the Premium (9.99) is almost the price of Walmart+ by itself.
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I guess that's going to be the Essential tier (4.99 a month with ads) since the Premium (9.99) is almost the price of Walmart+ by itself.
Yes, it is essential plan..
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Re: Wal-Mart jumping into streaming services - Again

I'd take Amazon content over Paramount+ right now. I'm not a huge Star Trek fan.
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I'd take Amazon content over Paramount+ right now. I'm not a huge Star Trek fan.
But....Evil, Mayor of Kingstown, 1883, and the upcoming Tulsa King...there's a lot on Paramount + to like than just Star Trek. I could make an argument that Evil is the best genre series anywhere right now.
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Doesn't Peaccock TV charge the same as Paramount + and there is no comparison for programming and I'm not even counting WWE Network stuff?
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This new Wal-Mart tier with ads will not have 4K via P+, so plan accordingly.
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But....Evil, Mayor of Kingstown, 1883, and the upcoming Tulsa King...there's a lot on Paramount + to like than just Star Trek. I could make an argument that Evil is the best genre series anywhere right now.
Those might be quality programs but I prefer The Boys, Invincible, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, the upcoming The Rings of Power. But I got a couple more weeks of Paramount+ to complete my 2 months.

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