Hulu and HBO Now are among the wide variety of streaming television services uploading fresh content on this first day of November.
On HBO Now, a variety of movies are making their way onto the subscription service offered by the premium television channel. Decider notes the arrival of Fifty Shades of Grey, the wildly popular book series that had women around the world intrigued and having frank discussions in book club. The movie, starring Dakota Johnson, will land on HBO Now November 21, Decider reports.
It is not only movies making their way to HBO Now, but also television shows. “Getting On” will be starting its third and final season on the premium cable channel and its streaming service November 8. The show, according to Decider, is a satirical take on hospitals. (Getting On trailer available on YouTube.)
Additional streaming movies and television shows coming to HBO Now in November include Good Burger, Kareem: Minority of One, and the original 1968 Planet of the Apes.
Over on Hulu, the streaming service that along with Netflix helped to revolutionize the television industry into one focused on streaming instead of broadcast and allowed home viewers to literally cut the cord, a variety of streaming options are landing this month.
The first is the highly anticipated Chicago Med, NBC’s latest hospital drama. So far, it is unknown whether NBC can recapture the ratings once commanded by George Clooney’s breakout hit ER, but the network is betting on drawing enough viewers to make the new series worth its time and money. And based on the description on Decider, it appears NBC is at the very least trying to recapture the magic of ER, but possibly mixing in some Grey’s Anatomy.
“NBC’s anticipated hospital drama makes its way over to Hulu starting November 18. Starring S. Epatha Merkerson, Torrey DeVitto, Andre Bellos, and Oliver Platt, Chicago Med follows the day-to-day chaos of one of Chicago’s busiest hospitals.”
Other series and movies landing on the service this month include a variety of James Bond movies – though none are newer than 1989’s License to Kill – as well as season four of Master Chef Junior, Season 3 of Vikings, and Rushmore.
While Hulu and HBO Now streaming services are wildly popular, they are not the only services offering new movies and shows in November. As the Inquisitr reported last week, Netflix is filling its service with a variety of new offerings. The new shows offered to its subscribers include a variety of overseas films, as well as the Netflix original series Jessica Jones.
Amazon Prime is another streaming television service with new releases this month, including pilots by Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen and Louis CK. The pilots, Decider said, will be available for stream on November 5 while the 2015 film Ex Machina will be available for streaming on November 14.
The move by several groups, largely millennials but a growing number of non-millennials, to focus on streaming options online is apparently starting to hurt the stock prices of traditional broadcast and cable companies. In spite of techies celebrating the latest streaming options on HBO Now, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, and others, the companies producing some of the content we watch on those services (think TNT, CBS, and others) are feeling the pinch of investors.
According to The Wall Street Journal, some of the channels say as much as 40 percent of viewership loss can be attributed to streaming versus traditional television viewing. And with that, The Wall Street Journal reported some cable networks are starting to think the deals to stream content on these services may be doing more harm than realized.
What do you think? Do you always look forward to the first of the month for new streaming of shows and movies? And do you think this has hurt television at its core? Join the conversation below.
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