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pnh102
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Re: Netflix betting on future Hollywood may not let them have

said by FFH:

But will Hollywood let Netflix get to where it says users want to go? Netflix is putting itself at the mercy of the MPAA and so far the MPAA wants to see Netflix die. By betting its future on streaming, Netflix just handed its fate over to the Hollywood studios.

I can see Hollywood eventually raising the price of content licensing for Netflix to a point that forces Netflix to essentially price itself out of business. I would imagine Hollywood was quite happy about Netflix's recent customer losses due to their last price hike, and would love to do more to "help."

Of course, I still fail to understand why Hollywood wants to cut off a legitimate media distribution outlet for their content. As long as the price of watching content legally continues to climb, the more piracy becomes a viable alternative.
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88615298
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West Tenness

said by pnh102:

said by FFH:

But will Hollywood let Netflix get to where it says users want to go? Netflix is putting itself at the mercy of the MPAA and so far the MPAA wants to see Netflix die. By betting its future on streaming, Netflix just handed its fate over to the Hollywood studios.

I can see Hollywood eventually raising the price of content licensing for Netflix to a point that forces Netflix to essentially price itself out of business. I would imagine Hollywood was quite happy about Netflix's recent customer losses due to their last price hike, and would love to do more to "help."

You mean mythical loses like the mythical 60% price hike.

Of course, I still fail to understand why Hollywood wants to cut off a legitimate media distribution outlet for their content. As long as the price of watching content legally continues to climb, the more piracy becomes a viable alternative.

As I stated Hollywood tried ot kil off tv, cable tv, and the VCR because they were "threats" to their bottom line. Hollywood being retarded towards new technology is nothing new.


pnh102
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said by 88615298:

You mean mythical loses like the mythical 60% price hike.

Even Netflix themselves admitted that this "mythical" price hike has caused them some pain.

»Netflix to Lose Subscribers Due to Rate Hike
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steven s
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reply to 88615298

said by 88615298:

mythical 60% price hike.

What?


FFH
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said by pnh102:

I can see Hollywood eventually raising the price of content licensing for Netflix to a point that forces Netflix to essentially price itself out of business.

That apparently is Netflix's plan - end the DVD rental business all together.
»www.splatf.com/2011/09/netflix-qwikster/

Further down the road, I wouldn’t be surprised if Qwikster breaks off completely from Netflix, is sold off to another company, or merges with another DVD service, like Redbox.

Why is this happening? Because the future of Netflix is streaming videos. Period. Not mailing them to your house via the U.S. Postal Service, but delivering them to your TV and devices over the Internet.

But to get there, Netflix first has to convince Hollywood to stream its best movies, and it needs to train consumers to stream movies as a default behavior. That means making sure that the streaming business can stand on its own. And that means separating DVDs from the equation, and doing as much as possible to get everyone to stop using them, short of blatant sabotage. (What, you think the bad name, “Qwikster,” is an accident?)


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88615298
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reply to steven s

said by steven s:

said by 88615298:

mythical 60% price hike.

What?

Well all the haters said "All netflix cusomers got a 60% price hike"

let's examine that.

41% have streaming only. No price hike
9% have DVD only no stream. Got a price REDUCTION.

That's 50% right there.

Of the 50% that had both streaming and DVD how many had the 1 DVD at a time plan? Maybe half at most. That is the ONLY plan where the price was raised 60%. HUGE difference between ALL and 25%.


Uncle Paul

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reply to FFH

Until I can get the same release dates on streaming that I can on DVD, then it's going to be DVD rentals for me. I'm interested in seeing new content, not last year's movies or B movie flops.

Then there's this whole I like Bluray movies and streaming in 1080p/24 with DTS is a killa on the caps these days.

All streaming is right now is a means to fill the gaps and catch up on old TV series.



Streetlight

join:2005-11-07
Colorado Springs, CO
reply to pnh102

Netflix was paying Starz $30 million but Starz wanted $300 million in a new contract. Hey, Starz, which is better, $30 million or $0 million?



FFH
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said by Streetlight:

Netflix was paying Starz $30 million but Starz wanted $300 million in a new contract. Hey, Starz, which is better, $30 million or $0 million?

Starz won't be getting $0. They already signed a deal with Dish Networks to stream Starz content on a Blockbuster streaming service. Details will come this Friday.
»www.fiercecable.com/story/dish-n···11-09-19

Details of how much Starz is getting from Dish/Blockbuster won't be available till Friday, if ever.
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