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-18. september 2017-
Heya Guys 'n' Gals,
I feel like I have to rant for a little bit again today. This time it is about streaming services and the international distribution. in terms of TV Channels, I understand that it is mostly regional and only under special circumstances available in other countries. So here comes “Online”. What does “Online” mean? For me, it means “anytime, everything and everywhere”. But unfortunately, there are humans who don’t think like that. Humans who have power over distribution. I understand most things have to do with licensing etcetera. But I think it doesn’t have to.
Here’s an example. Past weekend I got the itch for some Adventure Time. I watched the first two seasons on Netflix about a year ago. I checked if there are new seasons Available, but exactly the opposite was the case. It was gone. I checked why that is and I found out, Hulu got the exclusive rights to most Cartoon Network shows. WEll, okay. I just need to subscribe to Hulu and watch Adventure TIme. Nope. It’s is not available in my region. Not just mine but most of the world.
Why? Why did they do that? I mean money can’t be the reason. Make Hulu available for the whole world, a lot more people would subscribe. And from the perspective of Cartoon Network, selling the License to multiple streaming services make also more money for them. So why do they Fun-Block most of the people who just want to enjoy a good show? It is a conundrum to me.
Now I watch it for free. I’m honest about that because I’m really pissed. I WANT to give them my money to enjoy the show, but they obviously don’t want it so I get me my fun for free. I didn’t wanna do this but they don’t leave us a choice.
I have more example for this Fun-Blockers. I love me some My hero Academia:
Or Anime and Online shows at all:
I want to subscribe but they don’t let me! WHY?
Anyway for me is a lot of Logic missing with these availability rules…
Here’s the Abesome Life cast as Adventure Time Bois 'n’ Gurls to cheer us up :3
Keep your desks clean