Desparate to lift weak DVD sales, Time Warner (TWX) has strong-armed Netflix (NFLX), Redbox...


Desparate to lift weak DVD sales, Time Warner (TWX) has strong-armed Netflix (NFLX), Redbox (CSTR), and Blockbuster (DISH) into doubling their wait time for offering new DVD releases via their rental services to 56 days, in exchange for maintaining the right to purchase DVDs from Time Warner at wholesale prices.

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  • who me
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    This is another nail in the coffin for NFLX. How do you think
    Reed will spin this news?
    5 Jan 2012, 06:51 PM Reply Like
  • Morg
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    This is not a nail in the coffin for Netflix. Most people aren't going to care about waiting an extra 56 days for a movie. I haven't bought a movie in years as I always wait for it come out. Most people aren't going to just buy a movie so they don't have it a little sooner.

     

    If entertaiment studios were smart they would launch their own websites with their own subscription services for their libraries of movies, show and other entertainment. That would be the nail in the coffin for Netfix and the others.
    5 Jan 2012, 07:00 PM Reply Like
  • MCGUINJA
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    waiting an extra 28* days.. and I agree, at first when I read this it did appear to be a nail in the coffin, but given NFLX's constantly increasing costs; wholesale prices and lower costs may in fact be a good thing for the company.
    6 Jan 2012, 02:00 AM Reply Like
  • Josh Krause
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    Same costs just now with an extra month delay. No benefit for Netflix or the other companies.
    6 Jan 2012, 02:33 AM Reply Like
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