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Read the financials for all companies concerned in this thread and make a back of the envelope estimate of your own as to whether it'll be decades, centuries or never.
Not a dream; rather a nightmare. Without HBO there would be no Newsroom, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, True Blood, John Adams, Luck, Entourage, Deadwood, The Wire, The Sopranos and the list goes on and on. Without Showtime there would be no Homeland, Dexter, Californication, Nurse Jackie, The Borgias, The Tudors, Weeds, etc. Is anyone seriously comparing Lillyhammer and The House of Cards with anything from HBO and Showtime? Really?
It's actually worse than I thought; come 2016 Netflix can stream the cool Disney content 8 months after *FINISHING* the theatrical release. That 30 day window starts looking better and better. I just hope I can make it to 2017 (2016 + 8 months theater exit) when I can start streaming the cool stuff. I believe the stuff Netflix gets in 2013 is the tripe that went from direct to video without initially going into the theater. Direct to video typically means virtually zero consumer appeal.
As others have pointed out, 2016? Really? As others haven't pointed out - Disney content will be available to Netflix customers 8 months after theatrical release. Also, did Netflix just pay the same amount to Disney for half the content they were negotiating with Starz for? Stupid is as stupid does.
Oops, that URL should read 10%, darn sticky '0' key!
Netflix is the Netflix killer. They tripped the NASDAQ circuit breaker all on their own today. Netflix falls 100%
Yep, you're right. They didn't win anything, nor should they with their content. I was being facetious, lol.
Groggie - LMFAO! That's pretty funny right there, I don't care you who are! But wait, didn't Dog the Bounty Hunter, Hoarders and Storage Wars win Emmy's? Who watches that drivel and why was Netflix wasting money to stream it anyways?
Well, except for A&E network Emmy shows.
You mean "The Conversation" from 1974? I've seen that so many times that I can probably recite Gene Hackman's lines from memory. "Haywire" was rated 5.9 out of 10 by IMDB and "Abduction" was rated 4.7 out of 10 by IMDB. Yet again, hardly compelling content for streaming.
Could it be that it's taken this long for the exit of Rendich to be felt by the customers depending on timely shipping of DVD's? Netflix can blame the USPS as much as they want, but the whole Qwakster thing was Hastings shooting the company in the foot.
If laws were broken, why are people upset with the lawyers? Perhaps I'm too tough on crime while others are soft on crime, but why aren't criminals doing the perp walk?
If all an investor did was read the bullet points of the title of this topic, one would go all in. The Street hammered this stock due to declining subscriber growth which is missing as a bullet point here. Let's have all the information otherwise let's get a new web site going called "Pravda Netflix". But we all know there's no Pravda in Pravda. Bonus points for those who don't have to Wiki Pravda.
Q: What do you call one lawyer at the bottom of the ocean? A: A good start Hahahahaha
Yeah, that's one of those urban myths. Urban myth withstanding, it does work if you simply request to speak to a CSR based in the U.S. @ChiminyCheroo - what's misguided and hateful about a US customer wishing to speak with someone based in the US? I don't get it, or maybe it's just me being too patriotic?
@Correct and others - It appears that Netflix customers are firing a preemptive shot across the bow that they care deeply that CSR's stay onshore. That's all.
Yeah, Stuie299 - I know what you mean. Nobody can compete with the top 5 Most Popular streaming titles that Netflix offers (from InstantWatcher.com) - 1) Nazis at the Center of the Earth 2012 2) Hostel: Part III 2011 3) I Spit on Your Grave 1978 4) Battle Royale 2000 5) Hellboy 2004 Ouch, talk about popcorn for the brain type content.
Just a thought - it takes money to make money. If HBO/SHO license content through Netflix, it could cause an overall revenue drop for HBO/SHO. This could lead to HBO/SHO losing the ability to develop cool and innovative content. I think everyone's nightmare would be losing Game of Thrones or Dexter in favor of yet more reality programming. Does the world really need another "Real Wives of _____"? Fill in the blank. That would be my idea of pure hell on earth.
Netflix is in bigger trouble than CC for ADA. Netflix Shutout in UK
I know it's all in the eye of the beholder, by from WakkaWakka's list, only "Dr. Who" and "Reservoir Dogs" appeal to me. Searching IMDB using a random title from the list, say, "Hobo with a Shotgun" shows that viewers rated this title a 6.2 out of 10.0. C'mon, you only get so many hours in your lifetime. Are people really saying they'd 'invest' 2 hours of their life streaming content such as "Hobo with a Shotgun"? Really?
I think that life is too short to settle. Why would I want to stream something like "Real Housewives of New Jersey" when I could watch "Game of Thrones" on HBO? If I was going to have one last meal would I want it to be from Hometown Buffet or Le Meurice? Same thing with the rather pedestrian Netflix streaming content vs. Showtime and HBO content.
Just to bring the conversation back on topic of HBO Go - I do find it hilarious that the CEO of Netflix wants to stream HBO content. I guess the Netflix streaming catalog is good enough for us Netflix customers but only the HBO streaming content is good enough for the CEO of Netflix. Am I missing something or reading too much into Reed needing to get his HBO content phreak on?
@CordCutter - exactly how much in tax dollars are you saying that Comcast and AT&T received? Would you agree that the investment that AT&T and Comcast continue to make in their network build out is orders of magnitude greater than what they received in tax dollars?
Call me a capitalist, but when Comcast, AT&T and other providers take the risk, make a capital expenditure and build out their networks then they should reap the rewards. I see plenty of AT&T and Comcast trucks laying cable - haven't seen any Netflix trucks building out a network for their customers. Do people really expect something for nothing?
Since this topic was first posted, I've been patiently waiting for someone else to notice this, but since nobody did here goes: - If Netflix has such compelling content available for streaming, why does the CEO of Netflix subscribe to HBO and use HBO Go? - Is it possible that even the CEO of Netflix isn't happy with the Netflix streaming catalog?