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DC Digital Service To Launch With ‘Titans’ Series and Young Justice Season 3

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RedHill

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Reliable in terms of content. They are making a whole new paid service with only two planned originals. All the other streaming services have many times more originals.
All other streaming services have been around much longer and we don't even know if this is the only two originals. It doesn't launch until next year.
 

zulux21

Member
hmmm... I am quite interested in both shows.... that being said I don't want to long term sub to a service with barely anything I want on it... so obviously the choice I will make is wait for all of season three of young justice and the full first season of titans to be out, sub for the shortest period possible (likely a month) and then binge watch both and cancel until most stuff I want comes out.

there has to be more to this though. they aren't going to launch a streaming platform on two shows.
I wonder if they are going to end up pulling their CW comic shows from netflix in order to put them on this.

same with gotham and any others.
 

Joni

Member
They can always scrap everything from CW Seed to this thing, meaning Vixen, Ray, The Flash 90 and Birds of Prey.
 
Guys. It's a DC digital TV service. For DC content. Just DC content.

It's not a question of needing time to catch up. They will never have enough content to catch up to the big players. The purchase of the service will never be justified to most people unless they practically give it away for free.
 

RedHill

Banned
Y'all: What the fuck DC why didn't you force Netflix to fund this :mad:

You guys are in here acting like Netflix wanted season 3 and DC just said no.
 

Mugsy

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We've gone from no live-action Dick Grayson, to two live-action Dick Graysons.

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Effect

Member
Guys. It's a DC digital TV service. For DC content. Just DC content.

It's not a question of needing time to catch up. They will never have enough content to catch up to the big players. The purchase of the service will never be justified to most people unless they practically give it away for free.

True they're not having enough content to match netflix or hulu but there is indeed a lot of DC related content out there that could fill up a service like this. Old content, current content, and upcoming content.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_television_series_based_on_DC_Comics

Then you also have movies which can include films people don't even realized are based on DC properties because they're not based in the world of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman but come from their other imprints.

Edit:

I just realized something. They're going to obviously need new and original content seperate from what is airing on TV. If they continue in the direction of the CW Seed animated series I wonder if this is the prefect opportunity to do stuff based on the Wildstorm titles. If popular enough we get something longer then those shorts. Maybe this is how we finally get a FABLES adaption of some kind.
 

LordRaptor

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Y'all: What the fuck DC why didn't you force Netflix to fund this :mad:

You guys are in here acting like Netflix wanted season 3 and DC just said no.

I really don't think Netflix would have a problem funding shows that have a built in audience, as any DC show would even just from hate watchers
 

kulapik

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I'll cop a blu ray if they release one (admittedly, after I've already watched the season via illegal means, but still). I don't have a problem supporting the show. I'm not supporting another streaming service.

If DC wants to try this move and then blame the cancellation of the show on fans not wanting to subscribe to their own digital service this time, they can be my guests.

They asked us to show we wanted the show back, and we did…on Netflix.

hope you enjoyed your account
 

pHand

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I actually did a survey on this a month ago. As the Deadline article alludes to, it won't just be a streaming video platform. It's meant to be an all-encompassing DC fanboy service. They asked if we were interested in things like DC movies, digital comics, game DLC. and even loot crates as a part of the service.

One of the things they asked was whether we'd be interested in it being its own platform or an add-on to an existing platform. I always picked the latter, but it looks like they chose to do their own thing. They also asked about multiple configurations offering different things at different price points, including monthly and yearly options. I don't really remember what the specific prices were, but I do remember thinking, "No way I'm paying that much for just DC."
 

kulapik

Member
I think this might be that Amazon Prime add-on that was being talked about... which might make it worse since it makes you fork other $99 on top of it.
 

RedHill

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I really don't think Netflix would have a problem funding shows that have a built in audience, as any DC show would even just from hate watchers
Here's the thing: what you and I think doesn't matter. We don't know whether or not Netflix wanted Young Justice, what we do know is that they don't have it, so putting blame on DC is pretty pointless.
 

Busty

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We've known about this for a while and I'm not sure what Deadline was talking about regarding Young Justice S3 going to Netflix, AFAIK it was brought back specifically to 'anchor' this new service, which has been planned for a while.

The only surprise is The Teen Titans show appearing on it. I'd been hearing for ages that WB were actively developing a Teen Titans (called just 'The Titans' apparently) film for a while and were chasing a big name director to helm it. Now, there could be a couple of possibilities.

A) This was before Nightwing was announced so it's possible that everyone got their 'wires crossed' and this is what the rumours of a Titans film were.

B) WB are no longer planning a Titans film at this time as they are moving some parts of the DCU around (hence the Black Adam announcement) and everything is in flux.

C) They are still developing a Titans film and, just as they are with The Flash, they intend to run the pair beside each other reinforcing the 'multiverse', splintered brand, idea.

But in saying that if Warners really want to make a go of this they really need to push the boat out for this Titans show and by that I mean production values close to what we see on big 'AAA' shows on pay cable and Netflix etc.

If WB/DC are jut going to slap a Titans series with CW level production values they might as well quit now. This needs to be their signature series and make a big noise right out of the gate a bit like CBS are intending to do with that new Star Trek show.

Guys. It's a DC digital TV service. For DC content. Just DC content.

For what it's worth when the rumours of this first started it was described as a "DC platform" which many assumed to mean all of the previous animated and live action DC film & TV shows (within reason when it comes to CW licensing etc) complete with access to DC comics using a Netflix style model and some other content.

With everything they've done (previous cartoons, films and even obscure stuff) there is more than enough DC related content over the years to fill out a subscription service.

But..., things change and it could now be something else but at the time no one was describing it as "DC Netflix". Rather it was Comixology with scripted/TV content.

We'll see.
 

RedHill

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I actually did a survey on this a month ago. As the Deadline article alludes to, it won't just be a streaming video platform. It's meant to be an all-encompassing DC fanboy service. They asked if we were interested in things like DC movies, digital comics, game DLC. and even loot crates as a part of the service.

One of the things they asked was whether we'd be interested in it being its own platform or an add-on to an existing platform. I always picked the latter, but it looks like they chose to do their own thing. They also asked about multiple configurations offering different things at different price points, including monthly and yearly options. I don't really remember what the specific prices were, but I do remember thinking, "No way I'm paying that much for just DC."
The game DLC part is super interesting. I bet the Damian Wayne game has something planned with it
 
hope you enjoyed your account

You'll be ok.

I actually did a survey on this a month ago. As the Deadline article alludes to, it won't just be a streaming video platform. It's meant to be an all-encompassing DC fanboy service. They asked if we were interested in things like DC movies, digital comics, game DLC. and even loot crates as a part of the service.

One of the things they asked was whether we'd be interested in it being its own platform or an add-on to an existing platform. I always picked the latter, but it looks like they chose to do their own thing. They also asked about multiple configurations offering different things at different price points, including monthly and yearly options. I don't really remember what the specific prices were, but I do remember thinking, "No way I'm paying that much for just DC."

This is the only way I could justify signing up, but we're getting mixed signals on if this is indeed the case or not.
 

RedHill

Banned
That's barely popular for free. It's not going to entice people to buy a subscription.
Yeah, for the start of this service atleast, the original content is all gonna be big established things. Wouldn't be surprised if they announce a new animated Batman show soon.
 

LordRaptor

Member
Here's the thing: what you and I think doesn't matter. We don't know whether or not Netflix wanted Young Justice, what we do know is that they don't have it, so putting blame on DC is pretty pointless.

I'm not blaming anyone, I just find it much more likely WB decided they wanted their own content to bolster their own channel than that they went to Netflix asking for cash and Netflix turned them down because they spent their budget on Adam Sandler
 

Penguin

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Y'all: What the fuck DC why didn't you force Netflix to fund this :mad:

You guys are in here acting like Netflix wanted season 3 and DC just said no.

This is a fair point

I mean fans have been pushing Netflix for a renewal for 3 years now and they never really showed any interest.

Same with folks complaining this isn't on Cartoon Network elsewhere....

On that note, dollar to donuts where Justice League Action ends up after CN cans it
 

RedHill

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This is a fair point

I mean fans have been pushing Netflix for a renewal for 3 years now and they never really showed any interest.

Same with folks complaining this isn't on Cartoon Network elsewhere....

On that note, dollar to donuts where Justice League Action ends up after CN cans it
I'm just amazed about how fans were willing to crowdfund and then when it comes time to cough up money for content they're confused and hurt. I'm more than happy to pay for quality DC content.
 

Grizzlyjin

Supersonic, idiotic, disconnecting, not respecting, who would really ever wanna go and top that
I watch all the CW DC shows, including the excellent iZombie, buy every DC Animated film, purchase DC comics weekly. And I have zero interest in this. Unless the pricing is like...$2-$3, I don't know how interested I would be. It's not even a matter of cost, it's time. I have Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Starz, and HBO Now. You could offer another sub service for like $1 and I'd probably pass because I don't have the time to watch the stuff I want now.

You'd have to offer something remarkably different in tone to get me interested. Another Berlanti show isn't enticing to me when I can watch Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and Black Lightning for free. Even putting Young Justice as a carrot isn't really swaying me because...I don't know, guess I'll just save my time and buy the Blu-ray
 

Killthee

helped a brotha out on multiple separate occasions!
If this means new animated shows and less cancellations mid season cause of toy sales then I'm all in.
 

RedHill

Banned
If this means new animated shows and less cancellations mid season cause of toy sales then I'm all in.
That's genuinely the most exciting part of this for me. We can get non-comedic DC animated tv that also won't be as censored. Teen Titans season 6, Timmverse resurrection, squashed tv concepts are all real possibilities now.
 

Zeus Molecules

illegal immigrants are stealing our air
I actually did a survey on this a month ago. As the Deadline article alludes to, it won't just be a streaming video platform. It's meant to be an all-encompassing DC fanboy service. They asked if we were interested in things like DC movies, digital comics, game DLC. and even loot crates as a part of the service.

One of the things they asked was whether we'd be interested in it being its own platform or an add-on to an existing platform. I always picked the latter, but it looks like they chose to do their own thing. They also asked about multiple configurations offering different things at different price points, including monthly and yearly options. I don't really remember what the specific prices were, but I do remember thinking, "No way I'm paying that much for just DC."

Maybe that is worth $10 a month.
 

RedHill

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I don't understand "actual" DC fans that are against this. If you're already paying $2.99 for a few comics a month, what's $10 a month for comics and new TV content? (And by actual I mean fans that actually pay comics and don't just casually watch some content on Hulu)
 
I watch all the CW DC shows, including the excellent iZombie, buy every DC Animated film, purchase DC comics weekly. And I have zero interest in this. Unless the pricing is like...$2-$3, I don't know how interested I would be. It's not even a matter of cost, it's time. I have Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Starz, and HBO Now. You could offer another sub service for like $1 and I'd probably pass because I don't have the time to watch the stuff I want now.

You'd have to offer something remarkably different in tone to get me interested. Another Berlanti show isn't enticing to me when I can watch Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, and Black Lightning for free. Even putting Young Justice as a carrot isn't really swaying me because...I don't know, guess I'll just save my time and buy the Blu-ray

Don't think it would be that price unless the Amazon thing is true, and just add to that. Though personally I wouldn't mind paying since I only have Netflix.

Seems Johns is more involved and confirms Beast Boy?



https://twitter.com/geoffjohns/status/856953737981550592

So no Cyborg then
 

Parallax

best seen in the classic "Shadow of the Beast"
That's genuinely the most exciting part of this for me. We can get non-comedic DC animated tv that also won't be as censored. Teen Titans season 6, Timmverse resurrection, squashed tv concepts are all real possibilities now.

You think titans season 6 is a possibility?
 

RedHill

Banned
You think titans season 6 is a possibility?
I'd say any piece of DC content getting a revival is a possibility if this service takes off. Anything that will gauge the interest of casuals and get subscribers is going to be possible and I'd definitely expect DC to hit that "Teen Titans Go is horrible, what happened to my childhood" crowd
 
Well I guess I'm not watching the new Young Justice then.

I am not paying for a million different video streaming services a month. Sorry, Warner Brothers. Not happening.

It definitely sucks, but at least none of these services lock you in for a specific amount of time, though. For stuff like this, I tend to wait until there's a decent backlog of stuff I want to watch built-up, then I buy just a single month and binge, then I let it lapse. No big deal.
 

Htown

STOP SHITTING ON MY MOTHER'S HEADSTONE
Curious, how many are you actually paying for currently?

Right now? Netflix and Amazon.

I used to subscribe to Hulu and Crunchyroll, as well. Now WB wants me to subscribe to their new thing for Young Justice, and the new Star Trek show is on whatever the CBS bullshit is.

I do not like the move away from generalized "come here for a bunch of stuff" streaming services to "oh we're making our own subscription service for our specific shows."

Your loss.

This shit will save me exponential money on the amount of comics I buy a month. Hell, it'll cost less a month than I spend per week on comics.
I guess that's where we differ, then. I've basically been out of comics since the New 52 happened.
 

RedHill

Banned
Right now? Netflix and Amazon.

I used to subscribe to Hulu and Crunchyroll, as well. Now WB wants me to subscribe to their new thing for Young Justice, and the new Star Trek show is on whatever the CBS bullshit is.

I do not like the move away from generalized "come here for a bunch of stuff" streaming services to "oh we're making our own subscription service for our specific shows."


I guess that's where we differ, then. I've basically been out of comics since the New 52 happened.
So you subscribe to two, and subscribing to a third is a "million services" as you said? You don't even pay Amazon monthly. I mean you're of course able to subscribe to what you want to, but this kind of just shows me a lot of entitlement that I've been suspecting. It really isn't that much money.
 

Penguin

Member
Ha Redhill you don't have to fight this battle for Warner/DC, you know.

I get it, there are a lot of streaming services and even more to come.

I am intrigued by the notion, but still have questions.

But take Time Warner/WB for a second. Recently launched a Boomerang app, which I'm cool with. Then they announce this, which I'm cool with, but not gonna subscribe to both

Now imagine if they combined em... human mind is weird... 2 apps for 5 a month is diff than 1 for 10 to me. But would do that much easier
 
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