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FFH
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
kudos:5

New content looks interesting

Reading up on the new series being released, looks like some decent content. But I wonder how long it will be before the Netflix monthly streaming fee starts increasing from $7/ mo to $10/mo and $14/mo, etc.? At which point HBO/GO will be available to anyone and not just to cable subscribers. HBO will jump in when the price point gets near $15/mo and it becomes worthwhile for HBO to cut the cable tie-in cord.
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kontos
xyzzy

join:2001-10-04
West Henrietta, NY

said by FFH:

HBO will jump in when the price point gets near $15/mo and it becomes worthwhile for HBO to cut the cable tie-in cord.

And by then HBO will be in the same boat Kodak was after they sat on their hands with digital cameras for years because their film business was so damn profitable.


AnonFTW

@reliablehosting.com
reply to FFH

said by FFH:

Reading up on the new series being released, looks like some decent content. But I wonder how long it will be before the Netflix monthly streaming fee starts increasing from $7/ mo to $10/mo and $14/mo, etc.? At which point HBO/GO will be available to anyone and not just to cable subscribers. HBO will jump in when the price point gets near $15/mo and it becomes worthwhile for HBO to cut the cable tie-in cord.

I seriously expect HBO to jump in sooner rather than later. Although, it might not be a full-blown On-Demand offering, but more targeted. With the upcoming release of Game of Thrones Season 3, I believe we might see something.


JasonOD

@comcast.net
reply to FFH

said by FFH:

....HBO will jump in when the price point gets near $15/mo and it becomes worthwhile for HBO to cut the cable tie-in cord.

I think it needs to be higher, probably at least $20mo before HBO is going to be tempted. In most cable markets HBO retails for near or over $20 already.


FFH
Premium
join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
kudos:5

said by JasonOD :

said by FFH:

....HBO will jump in when the price point gets near $15/mo and it becomes worthwhile for HBO to cut the cable tie-in cord.

I think it needs to be higher, probably at least $20mo before HBO is going to be tempted. In most cable markets HBO retails for near or over $20 already.

Comcast offers HBO for $10/mo for a yr to all existing customers.
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A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasury.

kaila

join:2000-10-11
Lincolnshire, IL

»forums.comcast.com/t5/Channels-a···p/983403

Promo's aside, in my Comcast market it's $18mo.



fifty nine

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

It's $16/month on DirecTV. The cable company charges $16/month and $2 on each additional TV.


turnerbrewer

join:2011-11-22
reply to FFH

Pay $10 to Comcast for HBO and watch the whole season of Game Of Thrones via OnDemand over the weekend. Then cancel...
A friend of mine has HBO.. She lets me use her password for HBOGO .



skeechan
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reply to FFH

Cox charges $10 a piece if you get a 3 premium channel pack (eg HBO, SHO, Starz). Not too bad although there is nothing I find compelling on them any more. That died with Sopranos and Rome. Never got into Spartacus. Come to think of it, $30/mo and I never watch them. Time to call Cox.


Kamus

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

said by FFH:

But I wonder how long it will be before the Netflix monthly streaming fee starts increasing from $7/ mo to $10/mo and $14/mo, etc.?

This might happen. But you have to remember the key difference to cable service:
Canceling is just a click away, and this time around they actually have to compete because they are doing nothing special. Netflix became popular in very little time not because they are an amazing revolutionary service. They are simply taking advantage of what current technology allows. and what they can do, others will be able to do for less if they start charging too much.
Think about this: in just 5 years or so technology will allow for a much bigger number of people to be on fast connections and devices that are able to display high quality video will be ubiquitous.


chip89

join:2012-07-05
Independence, OH
reply to kontos

We all now how that ended up with kodak!