With the arrival of HBO Max, we won’t have much to complain about in the Netherlands when it comes to streaming services, but even with so many shows, there are still a few that we miss in the Netherlands. It concerns three American services: Paramount Plus Film Parade, Hulu’s “Old Hand” and the much-discussed Peacock. That’s why we can also use it in Holland.
Paramount film studio is known for its many big movie franchises which is why we would love to see this streaming service in the Netherlands. Paramount Plus looks very new, but it’s actually a reboot of CBS All Access. You can watch movies like A Quiet Place, Infinite, The SpongeBob Movie, Inerstellar, Jack Reacher and Star Trek. However, the reason for wanting to get it in Holland lies not only in the movies.
Paramount’s parent company is Viacom, known as Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, and Spike, among others. Which channels do we currently have no streaming service for in the Netherlands and why so much desirable content can be watched. In terms of series, Paramount Plus offers RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race, The Good Fight, The Harper House, iCarly, and more. Unfortunately, Paramount Plus is only available in the US at the moment.
One streaming service that I’ve heard a lot about lately is Peacock. For example, she was able to reveal this week that she has purchased the Twisted Metal series starring Anthony Mackie. Peacock is NBCUniversal’s streaming service and while it’s only available in America at the moment, it reportedly has plans to come to Europe. Will you first wait for the HBO Max launch to see how it lands?
Peacock has a very large arsenal of great series, such as Parks and Recreation, The A-Team, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Profit, Roseanne and Two and Half Men. In terms of movies, you can count on Bourne, American Pie, Liar Liar, Love Happens, Meet the Fockers, and more. Significant investment is also being made to make Peacock Originals.
Hulu is a streaming service known for, among other things, The Handmaid’s Tale and Little Fires Everywhere, but movies like Shrek and Pitch Perfect are also at home on this service. Hulu is one of the oldest streaming services, since it started in 2007, around the same time as Netflix. The reason it got so big is in part because of the big series it has, like The Simpsons, Heroes, and Prison Break.
It has attracted subscribers, for example, and now they’re staying for some time because the range continues to expand. Among other documentaries, there’s something Hulu is really good at, and of course Gordon Ramsay shows like Hell’s Kitchen.
But maybe we don’t want them either
There is also a reason why you don’t want all of these services to come to the Netherlands. This is the content. As you can see from the series and movies we mentioned above, they look familiar. This is because many series are also on Netflix or another streaming service that is already in the Netherlands.
If the streaming service reaches the Netherlands, this often means that this content will disappear from Netflix. Think, for example, of Friends on Netflix, which disappeared as soon as HBO Max came out. Netflix also lost a significant amount of content when Disney+ came out. So it’s not necessarily only positive if new streaming services arrive in the Netherlands, although it’s nice to get the show that belongs in the service together.
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