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FFH
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reply to elefante72

Re: Almost there

said by elefante72:

The only problem is the content cost will just be shifted to Netflix. I remember back in the 80's when Harron Cable was $7 a month all in. So now you have your local HSI provider instituting caps, and Netflix raising prices to get content, and you are back at the price that the triple play was before this "freedom" occurred.

TBH, netflix is doing the same thing cable did, bundle.

So now I have to buy a triple play to get some TV, get Amazon, get Redbox, get Netflix. This is a content providers DREAM. Multiple monetization.

The current news item doesn't lay out that the result will be Netflix charging more than they do now. Monthly subscription costs WILL go up.
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Jim Kirk
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Prove it.


espaeth
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said by Jim Kirk:

Prove it.

Netflix has 30 million subscribers, this new venture will cost $350m/year, or about $30m/mo. That's about $1/mo per subscriber in additional expense.

Netflix net profit margin is < 10%, so on an $8/mo streaming account they have less than $0.80 in profit margin.

Unless they raise prices, Netflix will be losing money to offer this content.

Profit margin chart for reference:



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said by espaeth:

said by Jim Kirk:

Prove it.

Netflix has 30 million subscribers, this new venture will cost $350m/year, or about $30m/mo. That's about $1/mo per subscriber in additional expense.

Netflix net profit margin is < 10%, so on an $8/mo streaming account they have less than $0.80 in profit margin.

Unless they raise prices, Netflix will be losing money to offer this content.

Profit margin chart for reference:
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You're not taking into the account increased subscriber base because of this deal.


cpsycho

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reply to espaeth
They could raise the rates by 10-20 cents and keep all subs no problem. Better then the $10 ish a cable demands.

dra6o0n

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reply to espaeth
The reason why the deal is 350 million in the first place is because Disney KNOWS Netflix can make that much money and isn't going to give contents unless:

1) They gain total control of Netflix
2) They drain Netflix's profits dry and find another business to suck blood out of.

Disney still needs to profit from their DVD and Blu-Ray discs so giving Netflix a lenient stick without charging them that much would mean the usual DVD and Blu-ray shoppers who buy Disney films will all end up jumping on the Netflix bandwagon and they make most of the revenues from those discs alone in terms of merchandise.