On Free Comic Book Day in 2016, Comic-Con International, the home of San Diego Comic-Con and Wondercon, launched Comic-Con HQ, a new streaming video service that aimed to deliver content for the Comic-Con audience. This included original shows, buying in Alan Tudyk's Con Man, and running panels recorded at San Diego Comic-Con – although that only seemed to happen for the first year.
As a result, there may have been less demand for the pay service of late. Which is probably why they have announced this news, that Comic-ConHQ and all its programming will no longer be streamed direct but via three other services, Amazon Channels for $4.99 a month on top of Amazon Prime, or free on Roku and TubitTV, though I can't see those latter two as they are geo-restricted to North America, just like before.
And I just tried doing it through Amazon Prime to be told "Sign up problemUNDEFINED STRING FOR AIV_SIGNUP_INVALID_BILLING_COUNTRY_3P". Which sounds like just the same problem.
You know, I presented an episode of the comic store show and I still can't get to watch Comic-ConHQ… but now there are free options, it may be a lot more popular in its home country, at least.
Okay, time to switch my IP…