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Comments on news posted 2013-01-30 09:16:12: Speaking with GQ, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says his company's goal is to morph into a next-generation HBO before HBO has the chance to do that themselves. ..

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CosmicDebri
Still looking for intelligent life

join:2001-09-01
Port Saint Lucie, FL
reply to jjeffeory

Re: Excited

said by jjeffeory:

I must admit that I'm a little excited. I want a grand scifi show set in space or in the future though... Just something fun and along the lines of shows like Stargate, BSG, Star Trek, Space AAB, Space:1999, Babylon 5, or even Firefly but for today's sophisticated tastes and expectations.

I'm with ya on that score. Good scifi isn't easy to find anymore.....

I do have to take an exception to the comment about 'today's sophisticated tastes and expectations' however.

Have you cruised thru the guide on cable lately?? It's all rednecks, honey boo boos, Kardasians, pawn shops and blank wars, (ie storage wars parking wars, shipping wars, etc).

If that's what's considered sophisticated today.... then we are in big trouble....
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Guspaz
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join:2001-11-05
Montreal, QC
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reply to cableties

Re: Didn't I call this!

said by cableties:

Too bad they don't own the pipes!

Netflix does own the pipes via OpenConnect. They hope to eventually deliver the majority of traffic over OpenConnect.
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Guspaz
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reply to elray

said by elray See ProfileThey just need to assure delivery rates - which, to my surprise, given Hastings tendency to whine rather than act, they manifested last week when they offered Open Connect.[/BQUOTE :

OpenConnect publicly launched in June 2012, at which point it was already carrying 5% of their traffic, not last week.
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Pirate515
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join:2001-01-22
Brooklyn, NY
reply to dvd536

Re: Become HBO

said by dvd536:

Netflix will have to stop the throttling crap before they can even think of becoming HBO.

While you are right on that one; sadly, it's not up to Netflix, it 's up to ISP's. Given how quite a few ISP's are also in the TV business, if Netflix becomes popular enough for people to start canceling their paid TV subscriptions, ISP's will try to make up for loss of revenue by introducing/lowering caps and/or raising prices Internet prices/overage fees.
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Gitrdun

@acsalaska.net
reply to jjeffeory

Re: Excited

This was already attempted with shows like Stargate Universe, Terminator the Sarah Connor Chronicles, and Charlie Jade.

Stargate Universe
»www.imdb.com/title/tt1286039/

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
»www.imdb.com/title/tt0851851/

Charlie Jade
»www.imdb.com/title/tt0408378/

All of these television properties showed promise, but failed to retain viewer-ship (by Nielsen ratings). SGU and TSCC both started to reach their stride late into their second season yet were canceled. Netflix could bring back one of these shows, but would have difficulty reviving either property due to actor's scheduling conflicts (Robert Carlyle is committed to Once Upon a Time, Lena Headey is committed to Game of Thrones).

On the other hand Charlie Jade saw a number of production issues with the replacement of their writing team early after the first few episodes and got much better toward the end. You might even see quite a number of similarities and liberties taken by JJ Abrams series Fringe lifting ideas from Charlie Jade. Sadly this show was canceled after one season in Canada and SyFy moved the show to 3am timeslot after the first episode(s).


jjeffeory

join:2002-12-04
USA
reply to CosmicDebri

I hear ya; I was trying to be positive about today's tastes. When you put into context with Honey Boo Boo, it sounds bad! I meant sophisticated "Sci-Fi", with "better" stories and special effects. Ugh, I know what you're saying though...


jjeffeory

join:2002-12-04
USA
reply to Gitrdun

I know about all these shows besides Charlie Jade as I watched them and was pretty sad when they went off the air. Sarah Connor Chronicles was getting interesting ( to me) and I was starting to get into SG:U more after they started introducing some alien conflict into the mix. A writer's strike partially killed that show and they waited too long to add alien conflict into the mix. The problem is that studios don't give sci-fi shows enough of a chance to find their legs before axing them. Netflix may be a good place for these shows. Thanks for coments though! I'll have to see if Charlie Jade is any good.


Sukunai
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It's easy to like Netflix when I think of my old cable bills

People LIKE to complain, but the brutal truth is, cable = massive cost for shit THEY tell you you will watch and WHEN you will watch it.

Piss off cable.

If I want to watch an old TV series ep after ep all day long, I damn well will.

If the guys want to watch crap from the Asylum and gorge on popcorn, we can.

I don't mind documentaries, and yes some of them don't deserve the term documentary, but, I have enough brains to know when I am watching obvious garbage.

Netflix has given us a great option.

Now I never have a problem with fair competition.

If HBO wants in on the deal, they have to offer it at 8 bucks and at least as much stuff, or they can keep their few new movies and cram them.


elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
reply to Guspaz

Re: Didn't I call this!

Let me rephrase.

When he required OpenConnect for access to "Super" HD product, in effect, co-opting the last mile.