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Netflix (NFLX) take an immediate turn south after news of a Coinstar-Verizon JV hits and...

Netflix (NFLX) take an immediate turn south after news of a Coinstar-Verizon JV hits and investors see the tie-up delivering some heated competition to the company later this year. Shares -3.1% premarket.
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  • Stoploss
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    Adios NFLX. For future reference, it is always best to be the "provider" of bandwidth, not the "poacher" of bandwidth.
    6 Feb 2012, 08:57 AM Reply Like
  • Josh Krause
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    Big difference between Online downloads and subscirption streaming service.

     

    I am leaning towards this JV will be less a direct competitor than an attempt to replicate the Coinstar model in the streaming world.

     

    VZ would want a subscription service but CSTR might want to offer it as an ala carte service.

     

    Not necessarily the NFLX killer I have been waiting for.
    6 Feb 2012, 10:28 AM Reply Like
  • biobat
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    Coinstar has been talking about the imminent release of their streaming service for almost 2 years and all we have to show for it is one announcement of a partnership. Call me skeptical. Amazon and Youtube are for more credible threats.
    6 Feb 2012, 10:57 AM Reply Like
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