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Netflix Will Produce Original Documentaries, Stand Up Comedy
by Karl Bode 06:29PM Tuesday Jul 23 2013 Tipped by Bill Neilson See Profile
With numerous Emmy nominations under its belt, Netflix has announced that the company will be expanding their push into original programming by producing documentaries and stand up comedy specials. In a letter to shareholders (pdf) discussing the company's latest earnings report, the company mentions the new content, but doesn't offer specific projects or timelines. As for the company's earnings, they indicate Netflix added 630,000 net U.S. streaming video subscribers last quarter, down significantly from the 2.03 million signed up in the first quarter. Still, that 630,000 was 100,000 more than the total added one year ago this quarter, and the company now has 28.62 million streaming Netflix subscribers.

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Wall Street unhappy with Netflix qtrly report

Wall St analysts were not thrilled with Netflix's qtrly report. Not real negative, but disappointed in customer growth.

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Mr. Market's none too pleased; shares have fallen by as much as 5% today. Netflix only added 630,000 subscribers in the U.S., and that number came in well below investors' expectations. Does underwhelming growth suggest Netflix's content strategy is a failure, or is there more to this story? Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser examines the earnings and tells investors why it's not time to fret -- yet.

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democratization of "television" through the rise of internet video has given Netflix, Amazon, and others an opportunity to compete directly with established networks like CBS, TNT, and HBO. However, it does not guarantee that Netflix or Amazon will win: in order to do so, they will need to reliably find high-quality content and monetize it profitably.

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Re: Wall Street unhappy with Netflix qtrly report

If they would crack down on account sharing they might see stronger growth. Why subscribe when you can share an account with a friend.

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Re: Wall Street unhappy with Netflix qtrly report

That's likely coming, when they sense subscriber growth is over.
It maybe slower right now, but that's still an extra $7mil a month with almost $0 cost added.
Right now nothing really negative and hyping the next round of original/new/newer content is worth more then a crackdown would yield.
Getting through a quarter with no chronic streaming problems would be even better
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They have cracked down on it. Netflix lobbyists paid Tennessee legislators to pass a law banning Netflix password sharing in Tennessee. That law will be coming to a state near you in due time.

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In most states this is already a fraudulent use, not just for Netflix, but any online subscription service that MAY allow concurrent use by a user or family under one roof.
perhaps TN law was not direct/explict enough or this is a rampant problem there.

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Re: Wall Street unhappy with Netflix qtrly report

Once again, the entertainment industry uses a government to pass yet another corporate welfare law making something that should be a civil matter into a crime.

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Re: Wall Street unhappy with Netflix qtrly report

Theft of service SHOULD be a criminal matter (deliberate tampering with a network)

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Re: Wall Street unhappy with Netflix qtrly report

said by tshirt:

Theft of service SHOULD be a criminal matter (deliberate tampering with a network)

How is sharing an account "Tampering with the network" you need to stop smoking that crack, all our life we grow up and are being taught to share with others, then when we do it we're being punished for it, this is absolute crap, and shouldn't be in the courts whatsoever, I also firmly believe any judge should throw this out or just deny listening to it since it's so ridiculous.

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said by mmay149q:

How is sharing an account "Tampering with the network" you need to stop smoking that crack, all our life we grow up and are being taught to share with others,
Matt

You are preaching Communism there son. This here is the United States, and not Cuba.

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said by FFH5:

said by mmay149q:

How is sharing an account "Tampering with the network" you need to stop smoking that crack, all our life we grow up and are being taught to share with others,
Matt

You are preaching Communism there son. This here is the United States, and not Cuba.

Yeah last I checked we were supposed to be the land of the FREE not the land of the police nation, stop throwing out words you don't understand, this is in no way a legal matter, it's a social matter and needs to be handled accordingly, if Netflix doesn't want people sharing accounts then they need to come up with a solution to that problem on their own.

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said by FFH5:

said by mmay149q:

How is sharing an account "Tampering with the network" you need to stop smoking that crack, all our life we grow up and are being taught to share with others,
Matt

You are preaching Communism there son. This here is the United States, and not Cuba.

Free: Exempt from external authority, interference, restriction, etc., as a person or one's will, thought, choice, action, etc.; independent; unrestricted.

Communism: A theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state.

IE My point stands, and you need to wake up.

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said by mmay149q:

Free: Exempt from external authority, interference, restriction, etc., as a person or one's will, thought, choice, action, etc.; independent; unrestricted.

IOW - Anarchy

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Re: Wall Street unhappy with Netflix qtrly report

said by FFH5:

said by mmay149q:

Free: Exempt from external authority, interference, restriction, etc., as a person or one's will, thought, choice, action, etc.; independent; unrestricted.

IOW - Anarchy

When it comes to social issues yes, or we can go your way with it, letting Netflix talk state government officials into spending YOUR tax payer money to fight sharing of Netflix accounts, thus raising the cost of living/promoting inflation on our already extremely weakened dollar that probably won't survive another 10 years.

See this works out great for Netflix, because now they don't have to put hardware on the network/hire people/etc to kick people off the network that share accounts, because Netflix knows that if A.) They were to do this kind of behavior most likely said technology would kick people off that were legitimately moving to another block, city, state, etc. B.) Kicking people off their network for sharing accounts would be a huge PR disaster. And C.) Word of mouth/free trials are the best advertisement.

Also, what if I go to a friends house that has internet, but can't afford Netflix, and then I plugin my account info at said friends house and watch movies with him while I'm present? Or I invite said friend over to my place to watch movies on Netflix with me, and they don't have an account? What's the difference? I'm still offering someone a paid service for free, so shouldn't I then also be subject to arrest under your idea of a "FREE" nation? Sounds like a load of dictatorship/communism, you can only do this how we tell you too under the notion that you're free non-sense to me...

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said by biochemistry:

They have cracked down on it. Netflix lobbyists paid Tennessee legislators to pass a law banning Netflix password sharing in Tennessee. That law will be coming to a state near you in due time.

I live in Tennessee and even law enforcement said they don't care about password sharing between friends and family.

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said by silbaco:

If they would crack down on account sharing they might see stronger growth. Why subscribe when you can share an account with a friend.

Ok first you can only have to active streams going at once. I assume you would like one for YOURSELF. Which means you can only share one other password. Second Netflix has a new tier for $12 a month which allows up to 4 streams at a time.

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Wall street analysts = whiny little bitches because their stocks didn't make them billions.

Investors = dust in the wind because of Wall street analysts reading of tea leaves and spouting mombo jumbo.

I think Netflix will be around for a while, despite the whiny bitches on wall street. I think one reason why they had so few new sign ups, is because they dropped a large portion of kids programming. That got picked up by Amazon.
I had a few friends on facebook post "bye Bye, Netflix" because of that.
But hen again, it's all about what are the people watching, or requesting?
I don't watch, nor care about he lack of kid content on Netflix. I prefer more skinamax and shoot 'em ups and space operas. Not PG-13 programing.

I think it will be harder for Netflix to grow, because like it's been suggested elsewhere, the streaming market is very fragmented.
Between Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu plus, Aero, Redbox [for those that can get the streaming service], Crackle, [I'm only looking at all you can eat streams hence lack of Vudu and apple], you are up to about a basic cable payment per month.
Still not bad for all those video options, but you still need an Internet connection, and that will drive your monthly bill up to the low level or high for premium paid TV.
So Netflix will have to improve, like any company, to compete against all those guys, and the few more waiting in the wings. Like YouTube, Xbox network.
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Wall street.....

WTF do they know?? They're never happy!
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HBO

They're doing a really good job at becoming the HBO of the internet before HBO itself can. With documentaries, stand up and original series they are well on their way. All that's left to match HBO is original movies and late night softcore porn.

On another note, does anyone know if Netflix breaks down subscribers by country? I'm interested to see what percent of their subscribers are overseas and how that percentage changes in the future.