The end of Seeso

NBCUniversal has announced they'll be shutting down their niche comedy streaming service Seeso later this year. Most people have probably never heard of the Seeso streaming service, and chances are good that played a part in their decision. Seeso offered comedy fans the opportunity to watch a whole bunch of older shows like Monty Python and SNL episodes in addition to some exclusive content all for $3.99 a month. The price wasn't too terrible, however, it just another subscription that people have to get and in the end it just wasn't as popular as NBC was hoping. No word yet on if there will be some alternative option in the future from NBC but I think it's safe to say that we'll probably seeing more and more of these smaller streaming services disappearing as very few of them have been able to gain much traction against the giant services like Netflix and Hulu. TechCrunch has more details.

Subscription streaming service Seeso will be shutting down later this year. The NBCUniversal-owned service made the announcement today on Facebook.

It was revealed earlier that several Seeso originals, including HarmonQuest and My Brother My Brother and Me, will be moving to Vrv, a gamer- and geek-focused streaming video service from digital media company Ellation. (Ellation PR would like me to remind you that HarmonQuest season 2 will premiere on Sept. 15.)

Seeso hasn’t been around for very long — it launched at the beginning of 2016, offering a mix of originals and classic comedies like Monty Python and Saturday Night Live, all ad-free for a subscription price of $3.99 per month.