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Netflix releases the whole series for the year day 1. How does that maximize subscription revenue? They are not a one-stop shop.
HBO has older shows that have value, but outside of that putting on old movies has no real IP benefit, which 90% of HBO provides. It also doesn't help that the award shows (rigged of course) give all these awards. Yes the shows are good, but c'mon.
The issue is that HBO is extremely profitable, and until they have to cannibalize their revenue stream they are not going to. Duh.
We may be progressive, but a vast vast majority of subscribers just tack the extra $$$ onto their cable bill. No real inspection is going on yet, and by keeping content out of the hands of Amazon and Netflix just slows the transition.
Content wants to be free, and constructing artificial barriers is old skool, however for 95+% of the people that still works.
HBO could in a instant switch to a direct model, but that would destroy their channel (of over 100m people) and then a direct model requires a much higher SGA outlay and customer service which they have none. Poof to profitability..
When I was on DirectTV they would sell me just HBO (I loved Sopranos), and I had broadcast through TWC when they didn't chanrge an arm and a leg for free TV. I wasn't required to have cable, so if the traditional guys require it, bad on them.
said by funny:Note my additions in bold
star trek in hey day....
26 episodes a year/season
8-10 minutes of commercials per hour as sole revenue source
most shows now...13 episdoes
18-20 minutes of commercial per hour, plus cable subscriber fees, for double dip revenue
and they call that a season?
so they on season 4?
actually thats the equivilent of 2 seasons....
in 4 years what abunch a self entitled lazy people...
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Re: "Hold my breath"?
said by silbaco:I didn't like Game of Thrones at first when watching Season 1 a long while ago.
You don't like Game of Thrones? That's blasphemy!
Now I love it.
Re: "Hold my breath"?
said by JMHO42 :OMG- that's a great line! LOL
Good on me... I'm a big fan of blasphemy.
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