Comments on: Netflix will be recast from ally to villain http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/12/22/netflix-will-be-recast-from-ally-to-villain/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Vargaz http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/12/22/netflix-will-be-recast-from-ally-to-villain/comment-page-1/#comment-18854 Mon, 18 Jan 2016 15:04:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=34746#comment-18854 Netflix was really good for many years with their wide array of excellent programming especially series like Masterpiece Theater, Longmire, the Swedish Wallander, and many others but of late they have rushed into the race embracing quantity in place of quality. In addition they have a poor selection of movies we have not already seen, but at least they are commercial free for $8/month. As an ad-free resource if is unbeatable. HULU on the other hand is a Netflix wanna be happy to charge you the same price for basically a network broadcast station model chock full of useless commercials and with limited programming and they they have the nerve to charge an extra $5 for commercial fee viewing. No sale.

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By: R.M.E. http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/12/22/netflix-will-be-recast-from-ally-to-villain/comment-page-1/#comment-18700 Sat, 26 Dec 2015 17:49:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=34746#comment-18700 Netflix had been the friend to fidelity conscious viewers. They delivered picture quality superior to HFC and Satellite. Alas, they appear to be abandoning quality with their recent announcement that they will re-encode their entire catalog at lower data rates. Consumers spend thousands on big TV sets, but no one will sell us high bit rate (high image fidelity) premium content worthy of viewing on our big screens.

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By: wsmviking http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/12/22/netflix-will-be-recast-from-ally-to-villain/comment-page-1/#comment-18690 Wed, 23 Dec 2015 19:56:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=34746#comment-18690 There have been numerous financial reports on the thin profit margins delivered by Netflix. The Kagan forecast referred to in this piece showing a very modest 6% loss in traditional pay tv subs by 2020 doesn’t bode well for Netflix in the terms of additional growth.

The reason Netflix is spending huge amounts from their thin profit margins on original programming relates to the fact the legacy networks still dominate the original programming market. This along with the long term contracts the networks hold with the NFL will keep the traditional pay tv model around at least till 2022. If someone told me I would have an 82% market share six years from now I would be very happy!

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By: BillSimmons http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2015/12/22/netflix-will-be-recast-from-ally-to-villain/comment-page-1/#comment-18688 Wed, 23 Dec 2015 02:36:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=34746#comment-18688 If Netflix keeps “scaling up” shows like Master Of None, they won’t be a player for long. What an awful show.

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