Amazon's (AMZN) streaming deal with Epix, which did a number on Netflix (NFLX -9.9%) shares last...

Amazon's (AMZN) streaming deal with Epix, which did a number on Netflix (NFLX -9.9%) shares last month, apparently featured interesting terms. An exec involved in talks tells Reuters Epix will receive a payout above its fixed up-front fee if Amazon's streaming subs pass a certain threshold. A shift from fixed to variable licensing fees is arguably a negative for Netflix, since it could make it easier for smaller streaming providers to gain access to valuable content. (earlier)

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  • scott trader
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    nflx future is so uncertain I played it for a short pop last week......I thought I got out of trade too soon but today down over 10%....I am not nimble enough to trade this one......amzn may take over the least Bezos is giving it a real shot....
    9 Oct 2012, 02:28 PM Reply Like
  • riverdave
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    And the Moon also if I recall. Not joking on this my friend. Having met the man, Mr Bezos, a few times during my years with Amazon [I'm retired now] I know that he is a very driven man. Now I have shorted AMZN on occasion, but am still happy holding the underlying stock that my wife and I have acquired over the years.


    But I digress, he does have a plan to place a 'Hotel' in space and I do not doubt that he will make it happen. Great cash flow and huge cash reserves. P/E is an important indicator, but not the primary item in my investment picks.


    Good Trading to you, friend, I am certain you will do well as it seems you do your homework.


    9 Oct 2012, 04:42 PM Reply Like
  • earlalbin
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    It is going to get to the point that Amazon is a dirty word like Walmart, no one wants one in their neighborhood because of the oreditory nature of the operations.


    Amazon's attempt to dominate and drive competition out of business is remnant of Microsoft.


    This in the end is NOT good for consumers or for that mater small business. This will sooner or later catch up with the fact they have razor thin profits and depend on volume.
    9 Oct 2012, 03:40 PM Reply Like
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