@meganbotha This is a tangent to the question, but I feel it is better to post here than to the general news feed. I received this story in my news feed because I am a Taylor Sheridan fan.
My take on this story is how capital intensive to launch a streaming service around scripted content. Paramount+ is betting on one guy with the goal to reach the number of subscribers equivalent to the #3 service in the USA, HBO Max. It feels soooo old media and seems likely to fail. The primary reason is a streaming service needs to be global and have the personalization technology backend to serve its subscribers.
I started in online video in 1994 with the vision that you can watch any show, at any time, from any region. It took a quarter of a century for that to materialize, but it is here today. Audiences are global and only Netflix and YouTube are in the position to capitalize on it.
I admire Paramount+ risk-taking, and I wish them good luck. However, if they were Squid Game contestants, I don’t think they have the survival skills.