| |SnakeoilIgnore Button. The coward's feature.Premium
said by silbaco:Depends on the ISP I guess.
I don't know if we will ever see another price hike. It's only a matter of time before this company starts hitting up ISPs for money. Netflix has gotten big enough that within a couple years they will be able to force ISPs to pay them for the service, or threaten to pull the plug and devastate the ISP. ISPs can't block Netflix but Netflix can block ISPs.
Comcast owns NBC and has access to it's content. Hence they may do what they can to protect it.
Verizon has redbox, so I think Verizon could care less about Netflix. Sure they like netflix money, but if Netflix jerks them around...
I dunno if Amazon has made any exclusive deals with a ISP as of yet, or if they will ever.
Same with Hulu plus.
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| |KearnstdElf WizardPremium
Mullica Hill, NJ
said by NotTheMama:People watching is honestly at times more interesting than television.
Given the "high" ratings for reality TV crap, they could probably setup webcams all over the world in "interesting" places and as long they're in HD, a large number of people will be happy to just stare at the screen for several hours every day ("ooohhh, look... a traffic jam!!!").
Thing is most people would not want to watch those HD cams because what we call reality TV today is really just a live in game show(big brother, survivor, etc). Nobody would want to see a street corner in NYC unless the people had to do some silly contest.
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