Here we go again
Amazon’s streaming war with Netflix is about to claim a new victim: Doctor Who. The Verge has learned that the program, along with the majority of BBC programming, will be vanishing from Prime Instant Video starting February 15th. According to sources familiar with the matter, the issue is exclusivity. Amazon’s licensing deal with the BBC allows other subscription services like Netflix to carry the same shows at the same time. That doesn’t align with Amazon’s current strategic goals, so we’ve learned the company is choosing to not renew the agreement.
I’m so glad I’m neither dependent nor very interested in streaming video because it’s becoming very “network”-y and so not very appealing. I guess I’m still just old fashioned.
The likelihood that streaming audience will increase is directly correlatable to the “network” feel of these services that now have “exclusive” deals, their own series, and they decide what you can watch.
I do have Netflix at the moment, but due to little usage will probably cancel it.