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88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to pabster

Re: Time for netflix to put on some big-boy pants....

said by pabster:

Oh please. The content owners are nothing but whores looking for the highest bidder.

Yep. If Netflix is the highest bidder then they'll sell to Netflix. The studios don't hate Netflix they just want MORE than what Netflix is currently wanting to pay. If Netflix offered twice as much for Tranformers 3 than say HBO or Showtime or whatever. Guess what Netflix gets Transformers 3. Studios are going to take the money who offers the most.


Thaler
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join:2004-02-02
Los Angeles, CA
kudos:3
said by 88615298:

Yep. If Netflix is the highest bidder then they'll sell to Netflix...Studios are going to take the money who offers the most.

I don't believe it's a case of this situation - no service is offering more money for content than Netflix (and actually, no serious service is really competing with them on the online streaming subscription either). The studios basically just feel that their services are worth much more than Netflix is currently offering. If Netflix doesn't pony up, then they're more than willing to walk home with their ball and forgo online streaming services entirely.


TEKSAVVVYYY

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the alternative of piracy is cheaper!


Thaler
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join:2004-02-02
Los Angeles, CA
kudos:3
What's cheaper than free?