PlayStation To Delete A Ton Of TV Shows Users Already Paid For

Sony says Mythbusters and more Discovery TV shows are going away whether you bought them or not.

darthv7285d ago

they have no choice... Its the content holders decision and I'd assume this will affect other services as well.

just_looken85d ago (Edited 85d ago )

Not the point they did this in the past and continue to take your money without the end user knowing its not a purchase but a rental. If this was a video game like the all mighty spiderman everyone would flip there shit


Marvel buys spiderman ip pulls every game from ps5 makes it multiplat "remaster" version every sony cult member would riot LOL

Obscure_Observer85d ago

"Marvel buys spiderman ip pulls every game from ps5 makes it multiplat "remaster" version every sony cult member would riot LOL"


MrBeatdown85d ago

"without the end user knowing its not a purchase but a rental."

How dumb do you have to be to not realize the servers for whatever random thing you buy digitally won't be around until the end of time? I know I ain't passing down my Vudu account to my grand kids.

Gamingsince198185d ago

People don't realise that digital content isn't permanent and you never own it ??? Weird because it's in the tos.

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just_looken84d ago


But i have spiderman on my pc/ps4 and do not want to buy a $800 plastic box.

I also have saved over $300 this year thanks to gamepass because in the old days we went to a store it was call a video rental store aka blockbuster/movie gallery video stop.

These magic places you could rent stuff no it really before 2010 the world was a thing and we had rental's income you could live off of and a friendly no mass killing society.

In these magic buildings you would pay what we pay for gamepass to rent games and if you liked them you buy them just a crazy thing i know but it was real. So because i used to go to these fantasy buildings i enjoy gamepass as its basicaly my yearly blockbuster budget and or a price of 1 point 5 games per year.

NotoriousWhiz84d ago

Won't stop me from buying digital, but trust and believe that if they try to take my stuff. I will find other means to get it back. 🏴‍☠️

badz14984d ago

You do know if they could buy the Spidey IP back from Sony THAT easily, they would have done it long ago, right?

shinoff218384d ago (Edited 84d ago )

I mean that kinda is the point. What should Sony do? Their not removing it. Cute try though at the bash

Go physical. These type of things will continue to happen.

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shadowT85d ago

No, Phil Spencer would solve this issue by buying Warner.

DarXyde84d ago

Affect others? Very likely. It starts with Sony, but I doubt they'll be the last.

This right here from the article gets to me:

“Is there a way I can save this content?” asked one panicked PlayStation user on Reddit. “I use PS4...But I have bought many seasons of shows such as Dual Survival that I do not wish to lose. I was actually under the impression since I owned it, I wouldn’t ever lose it…”

This is a substantial concern of mine. There are many people who make digital purchases and because they have not been inconvenienced by what licensing entails in comparison to ownership (yet), there's a passive acceptance of this happening—likely, they don't know. It's easy to say they should have read the ToS, but I think Sony owes those users store credit *at minimum*.

If people are content with throwing money at things where a merger could light that money on fire, have at it. But companies NEED to do a better job of informing people and they REALLY need to drop the price of digital purchases. You do NOT have the same rights and access as physical media holders and that needs to be reflected in the pricing. $30-40 seems appropriate. What's worse, you're restricted to PSN pricing schemes, so they can lower prices at a Nintendo pace.

I feel bad for owners of the original PS5DE, but I'll give Sony some credit for allowing slim DE owners a means of adopting physical media now. It's a way to address a growing concern, but I still contend the general public knows very little about digital purchases.

shinoff218384d ago

I've always figured most people prefer the digital so they don't have to get the fk off the couch or whatever their sitting on. All because of that your willing to lose ownership.

JackBNimble84d ago

Shinoff that's such a load of propaganda claiming physical means you own the media... you don't. You have access to the license, that's it that's all.

-Foxtrot84d ago

Still pretty f****** shitty

This is always why physical whether it’s music, film or games matter

JackBNimble84d ago

You guy's need to stop making excuses for Sony. Isn't this part of the reason they increased psn? They should have done something regardless if it cost them money.

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Snookies1285d ago

*cough* physical media *cough* Granted, these days I buy most media digitally. But, this is why physical media should NEVER go away.

just_looken84d ago

But it has australia and now new zeland no longer have them and every walmart/bestbuy in north America is getting rid of them.

I have recently seen the old code in a box when you buy a movie now.



shinoff218384d ago

And maybe they change their mind when sales drop. Their pratically giving their money to amazon and other online stores. Anytime i ever walked into best buy it was for a movie or a game. Ive no reason to go now. Sometimes id buy other things not related to my reason for going

Chocoburger85d ago

I hate how digital rights are handled, and hope physical media doesn't go away (at least in my life time). Fortunately I know better than to purchase TV shows and movies digitally.

Mulando84d ago

Physical media goes away after about 20-30 years because the media degrades

Chocoburger84d ago

We don't know that for sure, 41 year old game tapes on the Spectrum still work to this day. No one knows how long blu-rays will last.
Furthermore, your own physical media is easier to back up onto a hard drive, and from an old hard drive to newer hard drives as the decades wear on.

Mulando84d ago (Edited 84d ago )

Already lost some DVDs because of degrading materials.

Backing things up makes it easier, but is not allowed in my country if the media has a copy protection. Because of that, I love gog.com

DarXyde84d ago

Highly dependent on the owner, I would say.

As of ~February 2023 (last time I tried), my NES, SNES, Genesis, N64 games still work. I think I have a copy of Shenmue for Dreamcast where one of the discs doesn't work, but that's totally my fault.

All of my consoles still work, and I would say 90-95% of my old games still work.

It absolutely depends on how you take care of them.

Kornholic84d ago

That's mostly BS. You can test it for yourself by playing PS1 and PS2 games, for example.

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OtterX84d ago (Edited 84d ago )

The 2 largest electronic store chains where I live already stopped carrying all blurays, hd blurays, dvds. We were told that Disney for instance has already stopped production of bluray discs as of August. We were pretty disappointed bc we wanted to get some classic Disney movies for our kids for Christmas, and handing a 3 and 6 year old digital codes just isn't as fun, you know?

Of course we can still buy them online for now, but there will be a bigger push to discontinue disc production in the future.

It's all part of a push for greater sustainability.

"Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better" -Essay posted on World Economic Forum's official website

shadowT85d ago

we need a TV series preservation

just_looken84d ago

YES WE DO! so many shows now are trash because so few watched the greats and think cgi/clipboard shows are great.

I watched cops/og simpsons/king of the hill/deadwood starship troopers cartoon or you got the original dc animated/marvel first xmen stuff spawn cybersix or the goat from japan ghost in the shell. Oh the them songs were banger and the movies all used real guns/props stunts mad max anyone? or the dirty harry stuff