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Netflix, Hulu and Prime Video libraries: how much overlap?
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This seems like an odd comparison.

Netflix and Hulu are curated subscription services which both offer a permanent selection of original titles and a rotating selection of licensed material that’s constantly in flux. Those two services are relatively similar.

Amazon Prime Video is actually two different services. One of those services is very similar to Hulu and Netflix. But the other portion of their service is as a digital retailer that both rents and sells titles a la carte and not as part of a subscription.

I think comparing a subscription service (which is the modern equivalent to a premium cable network like HBO) to an a la carte service (which is the modern equivalent to a video store) doesn’t make much sense. It’s apples and oranges, and in my experience here, just leads to confusion among those who have yet to try non-physical media.
 

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I wonder how well, or bad, the CBS service is doing? I have no plans to join it that's for sure.
 

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CBS doesn't disclose its All Access numbers, but says that it is doing very well. They've signed Alex Kurtzman to a $25 million per year contract to develop and run multiple Star Trek shows exclusively on that platform, with at least four shows in development. And they've got Jordan Peele doing a new version of Twilight Zone. So whatever the numbers actually are, they're currently spending a lot of money to make it a noteworthy destination.
 

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The question is, how much money are WE willing to spend to make some of these worthwhile destinations? Streaming as the new pay cable isn't the promised land.
 
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