said by iansltx:
Never had payTV. Been Hulu or Netflix for me, and it works just fine. When Netflix doesn't have some content...well, that's the studios' faults, not Netflix's.
As for bandwidth costs, I wouldn't be surprised if they're paying a penny or two per gigabyte nowadays, since they aren't buying from Akamai. Which means a full-on movie takes a nickel, maybe two, to stream. Which is actually pretty cool compared to mailing a DVD...
Actually they are still using akamai, but akamai is a "last choice" provider since it's expensive. The other CDN's are eating up the primary "cheap" bits.
Akamai is pitched as "quality" bits.
Funny part is akamai has enough cash in the bank to buy both netflix and 4 of the big CDN's. and not even break a sweat.--
"It's always funny until someone gets hurt......and then it's absolutely friggin' hysterical!"