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Netflix CEO Expects DVD Subscribers to Decline Now and Forever

Discussion in 'Internet Streaming Services' started by Athlon646464, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Hasn't been a lot of IPTV news lately, but I tripped over this one today:


    Netflix CEO Expects DVD Subscribers to Decline Now and Forever


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    "It's no secret Netflix would like to see its DVD-by-mail business go the way of the Dodo so it can focus its attention entirely on the streaming scene, and with streaming subscribers almost twice as profitable as DVD customers, who can blame 'em? Company CEO Reed Hastings jumped the gun when he attempted to put Netflix's DVD business out to pasture by spinning it off into a separate company (Qwikster), a move that sparked an intense backlash from its customers, but if he's patient, it will die off all on its own, and in fact that's exactly what he anticipates will happen."

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  2. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

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    I stopped my DVD sub with them a few weeks ago, I still have them for streaming and love it
     
  3. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Same here.......
     
  4. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

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    Have you seen the true story movie "Kill the Irishman" over at NetFlix streaming? Very good movie if you like gangster stories
     
  5. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    No - thanks for the heads up!
     
  6. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Wonders if Netflix realizes those 11.17 million DVD by mail subscribers might not have access to high speed internet needed for streaming?
     

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