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Posted 10/21/13 , edited 10/21/13
For a while now I noticed I'm paying for the same service that you bring to the USA yet the pool of anime in HD I can watch is ridiculously limited In UK compared to that off USA... It's like me buying a packet of chips for £1 but only getting the packet and nothing else whilst the other one gets the packet full off chips, wtf...
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Posted 10/22/13
Whilst I can understand why varying the fee per region wouldn't be ideal from a business perspective, something has to be done about the perceived imbalance.

We per the same subscription here as the US, as far as can tell. And, I also assume (please correct me if I'm wrong) the countries with an even lower percentage of the catalogue pay the same subscription. But without the full catalogue it feels like we are getting a lesser service.

Yes we still get the HD. Yes, we can still use the free apps on supported platforms. Yes, we still get simulcasts and a lack of adverts. So we're still getting the full service. However, without the full catalogue it still comes over as "paying the same for less".
And this can be more noticeable when the particular series that interests someone isn't available in your region.

Maybe redressing the balance by getting the non-US rights for shows hat someone else gets for the US but no-one licenses elsewhere? Try to negotiate limited-lime access for other catalogue shows? Maybe as a cross-advertising deal with the company about to release a home-version. Have a splash screen or tagline saying "coming Soon from Fred's Anime Barn" or somesuch.

Something has to be done, though, or you will find your overseas paid membership floating a lot more from season to season. Some last-minute announcements (and a healthy queue backlog) kept be paying for this season. But next time there's a "slack season" for UK licenses I will probably take a few month's break and spend my money on my other hobbies. And I'm sure I'm not the only one who is thinking this way.
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Posted 10/22/13
Where can i see what animes we don't get as i am from the UK and had no clue i am missing any?
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Posted 10/22/13
On the official announcement threads, for one. They list what shows they have picked up, alongside which regions are excluded.
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It's not that bad, compare it to Netflix and we not missing that much.

At a glace, we are currently missing Magi, Kill la Kill, Phi Brain, Yowapeda, Beyond the Boundary and Samurai Flamenco.

There are allot of older shows as well but I'm not bothered about them, seen them already.
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