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jmn1207
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join:2000-07-19
Ashburn, VA
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reply to silbaco

Re: Netflix

Both Netflix and the ISP are at the mercy of the content owners. In order for Netflix to keep up with the ISP, they will eventually have to increase prices to get the content that customers will demand, or else lose the content along with some disgruntled customers. The ISP always gives in to the demands and passes along the increased cost to the customers through rate hikes.

Netflix will not be able to keep popular existing programming at the same price level, because of the content provider's greed. They realize this, which is why they are creating their own content to try and add value to their service. The question is, will it be enough?



NotTheMama
What Would Earl Do?

join:2012-12-06

Given the "high" ratings for reality TV crap, they could probably setup webcams all over the world in "interesting" places and as long they're in HD, a large number of people will be happy to just stare at the screen for several hours every day ("ooohhh, look... a traffic jam!!!").
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Kearnstd
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Mullica Hill, NJ
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said by NotTheMama:

Given the "high" ratings for reality TV crap, they could probably setup webcams all over the world in "interesting" places and as long they're in HD, a large number of people will be happy to just stare at the screen for several hours every day ("ooohhh, look... a traffic jam!!!").

People watching is honestly at times more interesting than television.

Thing is most people would not want to watch those HD cams because what we call reality TV today is really just a live in game show(big brother, survivor, etc). Nobody would want to see a street corner in NYC unless the people had to do some silly contest.
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