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skuv

@rr.com
reply to FutureMon

Re: Netflix "bundled" with ISP Broadband plan?

I could see Cable and Sat companies wanted to do this with their settop boxes and add to or possibly replace their expensive VOD installations.

If they could add Netflix to their settops and have their subscribers just stream Netflix through the settop, they could eliminate a lot of overhead.

Netflix should be trying to sell something like this hard if they aren't already. I'd suspect that they are looking for deals like this.

hottboiinnc
ME

join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH
Sat doesn't have a very good way to do this. The end user would have to have their STB on HSI. So there is still a middle man with that. if they did it with an MSO it would turn out better. Or even a DSL ISP. I could see an MSO or Indie ISP wanting to partner.


fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
kudos:2
I believe directv is already doing on demand via hsi.

hottboiinnc
ME

join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH
yes it is but you have to buffer the movies according to them. they download and then play. which is a waste when you can just do this.


GlennAllen
Sunny with highs in the 80s
Premium
join:2002-11-17
Richmond, VA
reply to skuv
I suppose you mean Netflix should partner with a satellite broadband provider (since the high[er] latency should be mostly irrelevant)... yeah, works in theory (but what's the max # of users that could be streaming [HD] concurrently?).