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RUMOR: Pay Per View Window Expanded to 48 Hours

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Stuart Sweet, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Mar 18, 2012 #81 of 120
    Red Orc

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    Doesn't DTV PPV get movies from some studios faster than NetFlix?
    Those are the only movies I would get on PPV. Everything else they can keep.
     
  2. Mar 18, 2012 #82 of 120
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    It is true. I just queued a movie and it said "48 HR RENTAL PREMIERES ON 3/27"

    I hope this is true.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2012 #83 of 120
    cjaredscott

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    Or at least it seems to be true...
     
  4. Mar 18, 2012 #84 of 120
    Herdfan

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    Yes, 30 days. Warner Brothers is one and I think Fox and Universal are as well.

    What I see before long is a 30 day moratorium on rentals for all studios. Force consumers who want the movie to buy it, then release it to the rental outfits. Of course, NF, BB and RB could just purchase the movies at retail, but that would severely cut into profits.
     
  5. Mar 18, 2012 #85 of 120
    Rich

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    Don't know how many DVDs or BDs I go thru in a month, but I've got a plan that gives me five discs at a time and usually go thru them in less than a week. I wish I could figure out what that costs per disc, but it's a whole lot less than PPV per disc. I don't watch many movies, been watching BBCA content lately (much better on discs than streaming or D*). I usually watch two hours of NF content a day. At least.

    Hmm. Conservatively, that would be 30 discs a month. For ~$42 a month. A buck and change apiece, no? I could watch 30 BD movies a month if I could find some I have interest in. That would cost $180 for PPV for the month. I think I'll stick with NF.

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  6. Mar 19, 2012 #86 of 120
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    Very true and a mighty good question. Apperently lots of people out there agree with you :).
     
  7. Mar 19, 2012 #87 of 120
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    LOL... 48 vs. 24... oh boy... get ready for a price increase :D.
     
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    I tried to talk my wife and son into doing just that last year. Didn't work. I could be happy with Net content.

    Rich
     
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    How would you watch the Yankees?
     
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    Not sure how I would have handled that. Might have kept D* with just two DVRs. They didn't let me get out my plans, they just nixed the whole idea.

    Rich
     
  11. Mar 19, 2012 #91 of 120
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    Most of us don't like stealing, and even though it may cost more than we would like it to, we will pay for it first.
     
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    I wasn't condoning it, just pointing out the flawed logic.
     
  13. Mar 19, 2012 #93 of 120
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    I understood that and meant it as a general statement, not aimed at your comment.
     
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    I don't LIKE "stealing", I have a basic subscription to DTV + HD + DVR. I think its already overpriced. I am not going to pay $5 to $6 for a movie that will get deleted after 2 days. I used to buy PPVs when they were $39.99 / $3.99. Not gonna happen when they are $60+ / $5.99 (and deleted after 1 day).
     
  16. Mar 20, 2012 #96 of 120
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    Yes. 30 days typically but some studios are now moving to even longer period of times is my understanding.

    Yes, the 48 and 72 hour windows have been implemented for some titles where allowed.
     
  17. Mar 20, 2012 #97 of 120
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    In the DVD model the distributor buys the DVD for a one time price and then monetizes it over and over and over again each time the DVD is rented out. The studio gets their cut one time, not repeatedly.

    In the streaming model, including PPV, it is transactional usually. The studio is getting a cut (a healthy one) every time the movie is rented. Every PPV, every purchase on iTunes or Xbox. Every time. That is why Red Box can charge what they are charging because their cost structure is much different for the titles.
     
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    NetFlix is also refusing to carry some titles on BluRay at all.Things that I know for a fact are on bluray like the last two seasons of Doctor Who.
     
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    While Redbox may use this model, Blockbuster pioneered a revenue sharing agreement in the late 90's. They got to buy movies for a low price, but then gave the studios a percentage (35-40) of the total rental revenue from those movies. Could be why Blockbuster never had the 30 day wait period.
     

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