Hollywood and Netflix

Discussion in 'IPTV and Internet Video Delivery' started by Dave, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Dave

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    It would seem that those in Hollywood are not happy with Netflix's streaming video to your home. Some of the big movie production companies would like to see Netflix raise there monthly rate to $ 20. Claiming the $ 8 a month is to cheap. When Netflix was created it was to stop companies like hollywood video, blockbuster and other rental companies from charging those high late return fees. It must have worked to well. I haven't seen a hollywood video store in years and we all know about blockbuster problems. But back to the main story. The studios want Netflix to charge a higher fee for there streaming. So lets wait and see if the studios next contracts with Netflix gets the studios this money that evidently they want. Source; www.hollywoodreporter.com .
     
  2. BattleZone

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    Again, this is no surprise to anyone who understands the industry.

    While services like Netflix may interrupt the normal revenue streams for the content providers for a little while (by undercutting video rentals, or offering low-cost streaming), when too much of that revenue stream is threatened, the content providers will either require more money for their products, or cut off Netflix from the products entirely.

    If the media companies cut off Netflix's access to their products, then it wouldn't matter what Netflix did; folks would be forced to choose from other options, including newer streaming services owned by the content-providers themselves, if they wanted content.

    Netflix has gotten too big to get away with their low cost services, as they have eroded other revenue streams. The content-providers, and those who invest in their products, need to make money, or they'll go out of business, and there will be no new content. No one is going to work for free just so you and I have something to watch on TV.

    One way or another, you're going to pay. We all will.
     
  3. Dave

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    It would appear that the biggest whiner is HBO. They do not allow Netflix to carry there content.
     

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