The Risk of Digital Media
Digital media has gained immense popularity in recent years, but it comes with its own set of risks. When you purchase digital content, you may not realize that you don't actually own it, but rather, it's more like a long-term rental. Hidden within the lengthy terms and conditions are clauses that allow companies to remove purchased content without any explanation.
A Shocking Announcement from PlayStation
In a recent announcement, PlayStation has revealed that it will soon delete content from the consoles of PS5 owners. This news has sparked concern among players, as it raises questions about the ownership of digital media and the lack of refunds.
Discovery Content: Gone for Good
PlayStation users were alerted to this issue through an email, which stated that as of December 31, 2023, all previously purchased Discovery content will be removed from their video libraries. This means that popular TV shows, including Say Yes to the Dress, Naked and Afraid, Cake Boss, and Mythbusters, will no longer be accessible on the console. Unfortunately, no refunds will be provided.
Warner Bros. at the Center of the Storm
It's important to note that Sony, the parent company of PlayStation, did not make the decision to remove the content. Instead, it was Warner Bros., which acquired Discovery last year. Warner Bros. has been canceling various projects recently, including the highly-anticipated Batgirl movie.
Outrage from PlayStation Owners
Unsurprisingly, PlayStation owners are expressing their anger over this issue. Many believe that they should be entitled to a refund if their purchased content is taken away. One Twitter user even compared the situation to losing a library of games.
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Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.