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Netflix (NFLX) subscriptions will eventually be offered as part of cable packages, promises Reed...

Netflix (NFLX) subscriptions will eventually be offered as part of cable packages, promises Reed Hastings, arguing cable content will increasingly move online, and many providers "would like to have a competitor to HBO." The remarks come as HBO (TWX) announces HBO Go will arrive on the Xbox 360 on April 1. In September, Cablevision's COO said he's interested in offering Netflix's service.
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  • Josh Krause
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    Now he's just grasping at straws. HBO has competition in Showtime, Starz, etc. Startz is going to release their own streaming app and Showtime will likely follow along.

     

    I would think that more competitors come on the field offering competing services. Their version of Netflix, not paying money to NFLX to do something they could do themselves.

     

    I read Cablevision's COO statement as offering a NFLX like service, not actually contracting streaming through NFLX.
    29 Feb 2012, 05:03 PM Reply Like
  • RK
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    So Hastings is saying that there should be two middlemen between the consumer and the content: (1) the cable company and (2) netflix?

     

    This is better than having 1 middleman? What a bizarre claim.
    29 Feb 2012, 05:18 PM Reply Like
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