So Many Shows, So Many Subscriptions

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Dylan Preston, Staff Reporter

It’s no surprise that streaming services have become very popular in the past few years. As television becomes more and more obsolete, streaming services rapidly continue to pop up. With Disney+, HBO Max, Prime Video, Hulu and many others, when do we stop to question why we have so many streaming services?

Some streaming services like Prime Video and Paramount+ have the same exact shows on both services. Another thing these two streaming services have in common are ads that you have to watch and cannot skip. Now, shows and movies are making deals with streaming services for exclusive rights to watch. South Park is a great example. Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of the show, signed an exclusive deal with HBO Max to stream all old and new episodes of South Park worth $500 million.

As new streaming services emerge, the more competition for subscribers develops. Especially with the dropping of popular shows on these streaming services. The Office, a hit tv show that was on Netflix for years, was taken off and scooped up by NBC’s streaming service, Peacock, making Peacock a household name in the streaming services world.

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It’s safe to say that streaming services have taken over new media and will not change for a long, long time.