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Netflix (NFLX) is reportedly in talks with studio 20th Television (NWS, NWSA) to acquire the...

Netflix (NFLX) is reportedly in talks with studio 20th Television (NWS, NWSA) to acquire the rights to sci-fi show Terra Nova, which was recently cancelled by Fox after posting disappointing ratings in its first season. Meanwhile, director David Fincher is said to be squabbling over the budget for House of Cards, a 26-episode original series Netflix has committed $100M to.
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  • Canary Cash
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    Probably trying to get Fincher to walk so they can have some of their 100mil back in budget for survival
    8 Mar 2012, 04:12 PM Reply Like
  • Andrew Shapiro
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    They would need it as Terra Nova is a LOT more expensive than Arrested Development
    8 Mar 2012, 04:56 PM Reply Like
  • Canary Cash
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    They would need more than 100mil for a season of TN right?
    8 Mar 2012, 05:02 PM Reply Like
  • Andrew Shapiro
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    Just do a google search for "Terra Nova" and the word "expensive" or "big-budget" and that says its all
    8 Mar 2012, 05:03 PM Reply Like
  • Denny_Chasteen
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    NFLX is just bidding for headlines now trying to goose the stock price because it is teetering on a technical breakdown.
    8 Mar 2012, 05:10 PM Reply Like
  • apwwest59
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    Sorta like how they were talking to cable providers about becoming an on demand channel a few days ago. And then... http://nyti.ms/AF2IaE
    9 Mar 2012, 12:10 PM Reply Like
  • Denny_Chasteen
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    Good Lord, wouldn't you want to conduct these kinds of negotiations in private, unless of course your goal is to feed and encourage reckless speculation? If you were a serious company would you try to negotiate anything with Hastings for fear that he will blab the whole thing and damage relations with your customers, shareholders and other partners?

     

    Hastings has jerked the direction and strategy of this company around with reckless abandon. "Ready, Shoot, Aim!" Ben Franklin might say: "Hastings makes wastings."

     

    No telling what blather he will come out with next. Rumor: Hastings and Newt are planning on an exclusive deal with NASA offering NetFlix on the new moon colonies.
    9 Mar 2012, 02:12 PM Reply Like
  • Twizzo
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    Wireless platforms will win. If cable doesn't get access to peoples wireless devices, they will eventually lose the market. I don't see cable ever coming around as they have all their assets in the ground. Cable is in decline and mobile access to content is in ascendancy. I think the 'bad news' as it was reported recently is really a fantastic shift in the business model. iTunes servers could be hosting Netflix content from what I understand in reading online reports. The ground shifts under your feet in technology. Let me know your ideas on this long term prognosis? I'm not interested in the short term.
    9 Mar 2012, 12:41 PM Reply Like
  • DuoLon
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    I agree with you.
    wireless era has started and when the era rips, cable will be history
    12 Mar 2012, 04:52 PM Reply Like
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