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cableties
Premium
join:2005-01-27

Didn't I call this!

They need their own content.
Too bad they don't own the pipes!
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fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
kudos:2

That's just too bad, aint it? And I suspect that if they did, it would cost quite a bit more than $7/month.


mogamer

join:2011-04-20
Royal Oak, MI
reply to cableties

said by cableties:

They need their own content.
Too bad they don't own the pipes!

Very few content providers own their own pipes.

MURICA

join:2013-01-03

said by mogamer:

said by cableties:

They need their own content.
Too bad they don't own the pipes!

Very few content providers own their own pipes.

Comcast, Time Warner...

silbaco
Premium
join:2009-08-03
USA

The Time Warner media conglomerate is not the same Time Warner as Time Warner cable. Time Warner cable doesn't have much content, except maybe some sports channels.


mogamer

join:2011-04-20
Royal Oak, MI
reply to MURICA

said by MURICA:

said by mogamer:

said by cableties:

They need their own content.
Too bad they don't own the pipes!

Very few content providers own their own pipes.

Comcast, Time Warner...

I didn't say none did.


fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
kudos:2
reply to silbaco

True. The trend is to spin off the cable/sat operators from the programmers.

At one time we had Time Warner, Comcast, Cablevision owning many of the channels. News Corp owned DirecTV. Now it's really only Comcast and to some extent Cablevision, and Comcast is bigger than ever.


zod5000

join:2003-10-21
Victoria, BC
Reviews:
·Shaw
reply to cableties

said by cableties:

They need their own content.
Too bad they don't own the pipes!

Here in Canada they just introduced something called Super HD. To get the newer higher quality streams, your ISP needs to make a peering arrangement with netflix (so they would have direct networks and not use internet bandwidth).

It's a mixed bag which ISPs are adopting it. Understandably a few see Netflix as a threat.

Kamus

join:2011-01-27
El Paso, TX
reply to fifty nine

said by fifty nine:

That's just too bad, aint it? And I suspect that if they did, it would cost quite a bit more than $7/month.

Yet another guy that doesn't understand how the internet works.

It's no longer about charging a lot to few people. It's about charging little to a LOT of people because delivery of content is no longer a big deal since even a child can do it.

Kamus

join:2011-01-27
El Paso, TX
reply to cableties

said by cableties:

They need their own content.

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_C···_series)

That's theirs. With the adoption rate they have all it will take is time.

elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·EarthLink
reply to cableties

said by cableties:

They need their own content.
Too bad they don't own the pipes!

No, they don't need their own content.
They need to pay for the content people want to watch, just as they did for the DVD library.

They don't need to own the pipes.

They just need to assure delivery rates - which, to my surprise, given Hastings tendency to whine rather than act, they manifested last week when they offered Open Connect.


cdru
Go Colts
Premium,MVM
join:2003-05-14
Fort Wayne, IN
kudos:7
reply to zod5000

said by zod5000:

Here in Canada they just introduced something called Super HD. To get the newer higher quality streams, your ISP needs to make a peering arrangement with netflix (so they would have direct networks and not use internet bandwidth).

It's a mixed bag which ISPs are adopting it. Understandably a few see Netflix as a threat.

It's available here too. It was covered recently here when TW didn't like the idea very much.

It's funny watching the ISPs complain that Netflix is costing them so much bandwidth and doesn't want to pay for it, and then Netflix gives them a solution that reduces the bandwidth needs by a huge amount for free except the cost to power the device an a few slots of rack space...and the cable companies still cry foul.


Guspaz
Guspaz
Premium,MVM
join:2001-11-05
Montreal, QC
kudos:23
reply to cableties

said by cableties:

Too bad they don't own the pipes!

Netflix does own the pipes via OpenConnect. They hope to eventually deliver the majority of traffic over OpenConnect.
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Developer: Tomato/MLPPP, Linux/MLPPP, etc »fixppp.org


Guspaz
Guspaz
Premium,MVM
join:2001-11-05
Montreal, QC
kudos:23
reply to elray

said by elray See ProfileThey just need to assure delivery rates - which, to my surprise, given Hastings tendency to whine rather than act, they manifested last week when they offered Open Connect.[/BQUOTE :

OpenConnect publicly launched in June 2012, at which point it was already carrying 5% of their traffic, not last week.
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Developer: Tomato/MLPPP, Linux/MLPPP, etc »fixppp.org


elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA

Let me rephrase.

When he required OpenConnect for access to "Super" HD product, in effect, co-opting the last mile.