Amazon is shedding the rights to stream the historic collection to NBCUniversal’s new subscription service Peacock, which can launch on July 15. Although the transfer to a significant community might come as a shock to some viewers, it’s truly not as weird because it sounds.
In 2008, NBCUniversal bought Carnival Movies, the U.Ok. manufacturing firm behind Downton Abbey, which was solely in improvement on the time. So NBC has truly been benefitting from the present’s success since its premiere in 2010.
Carnival’s managing director, Gareth Neame, acknowledged in 2012 that NBC’s acquisition of the studio “actually opened lots of doorways” for the corporate, together with the chance to provide a TV adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” for the community. Sadly, the venture wasn’t almost as widespread as Downton Abbey.
Given NBC’s deep ties to the interval piece, we will’t blame Amazon for its removing from the location, however the video platform did allegedly admit to screwing up the timeline after members complained that the collection disappeared from their watchlists sooner than anticipated.
“Went to complete my final four episodes of Downton Abbey earlier than they take it off Amazon tomorrow… JOKE’S ON ME. They determined to take it down a day early,” one disgruntled subscriber wrote on Twitter.
A second person demanded, “[Amazon] put Downton Abbey again on as we speak June 30 and comply together with your prior settlement to take it off on July 1. This isn’t good customer support.”
In response to a person with the deal with @patrick59932408, Amazon acknowledged that they’d made a mistake: “Amazon says [Downton Abbey] needs to be restored this night. It was taken down resulting from a technical glitch. Nevertheless will probably be faraway from prime at midnight. After that I assume you’ll have to buy the episodes.”