How can the same show be on two streaming services at the same time?

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  1. Steve Rogers Mistress Kate's slave Banned

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    So I turned on my Amazon Prime Video app and at the top, next to Picard, was Suits. And I thought, that's weird, I thought Suits was on Netflix. Thinking it had been removed from Netflix, I checked and found that no, it's still there. So how can the same show be on both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video at the same time?
     
  2. BEER 1312 Platinum Member

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    Neither one is paying for exclusive rights.

    That's my guess.
     
  3. Cole train Silver Belt

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    Lets say i make a porn video called "the love train"

    I sell it to brazzers and then i sell it to lets say bangbros

    Hence in 2 places at the same
     
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    I told them it was cool.
     
  5. Steve Rogers Mistress Kate's slave Banned

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    I had assumed when it comes to these streaming services, all rights are exclusive. So if Amazon Prime has, I dunno, Seinfeld or whatever, then Netflix can't, and vice versa. Interesting.
     
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    That's a good thing tho right
     
  7. JAEGERX Gold Belt

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    im gonna just throw it out there, you know this crazy idea

    money
     
  8. Steve Rogers Mistress Kate's slave Banned

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    But I'd just assumed that a streaming service would demand exclusive rights before paying.
     
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    Same way a game can be on PlayStation and Xbox
     
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    Because the shows are dirty dirty whores.
     
  11. marioh Red Belt

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    Correct guess.
    Exclusive rights typically cost substantially more than non-exclusive rights. But non-exclusive could potentially expose more people to the content, so some shows may want to fall under the non-exclusive banner.

    Big time shows (Seinfeld, The Office, etc.) generally are signed to exclusive streaming rights to attract customers to that streaming service since those shows have big time followings.
    Suits isn't a big time show, so either one or both of the streaming services likely had no interest in the exclusive rights at the price that the owners of Suits wanted. Or maybe they were looking to increase viewership and spread it amongst many other content providers in a non-exclusive fashion?
     
  12. BEER 1312 Platinum Member

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    I think most shows end up with exclusive deals. But whoever owns the content (FX, in this case, I believe) maybe use non-exclusive contracts to drum up attention to raise the price of a future exclusive deal.
     
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    Go on...
     
  14. marioh Red Belt

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    Since FX has many other shows and is part of FOX (or at least when the streaming deal was likely struck), it could be that Suits was part of an overall larger deal to carry multiple TV shows/content from FOX.
     
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    Probably.

    I've heard good things about Suits, but I understand that it wasn't super popular. By getting more viewers via more streaming services, it could drive up the price of an exclusive deal down the line.

    It is pretty rare to see shows on multiple streaming services, so that's my only explanation.
     

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