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onlinemedia6

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reply to jjoshua

Re: TWC is full of hot air

I have tried Netflix, Hula Plus, and Amazon Prime Video....and I have come to the conclusion that the OWNERS of the content are the problem, and not the streaming service provider.

At the end of the day, these streaming providers are at the mercy of the content owners, who are really pissed that they aren't going to be reaping such large profits from customers, as they have been accustomed.

They want all houses to pay $80 plus bucks per month to them, plus rain down minutes of commercials, and for the consumer to be happy with it.

I think I will sit on the sidelines, without a TV, and NO cable or streaming services, and wait for the CONTENT owners to see the light..."We aren't going back to a HUGE monthly fee for entertainment(cable)...we want affordable choices(streaming providers)".

The way I see it -- if I DON'T support(spend money) the cable industry or streaming providers, they will have to figure out another way to SELL us the content we like....think about that. We really have the upper hand, the consumer, but you have to take a stand, and drop cable for awhile, send them letters...or just sit back down on the couch and continue "taking it".



cdru
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said by onlinemedia6 :

I have tried Netflix, Hula Plus, and Amazon Prime Video....and I have come to the conclusion that the OWNERS of the content are the problem, and not the streaming service provider.

From the consumer's point of you, you are pretty much correct. However from Netflix's point of view, they have to deal not only with the content companies to get the rights to the video, but they also have to deal with the major ISPs to get the content servers closer to the customer.

Where the content is at does directly impact the customer normally as long as the bandwidth is sufficient whatever path it needs to take across the internet. However the amount of bandwidth needed for all streams isn't sustainable or scalable to just host everything themselves as traditional website would. The less traffic Netflix has to send across the network from their pipes to the ISPs pipes to your home decreases their costs, the ISPs costs, and network congestion in general.


jjoshua
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reply to onlinemedia6

This thread isn't about content.