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  • Dish asks cord-cutters how does $20 per month sound? [View news story]
    ESPN alone costs about $7 a month
    Jan 5, 2015. 06:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon reportedly working on ad-supported streaming service [View news story]
    Better is a subjective word, Hulu had 57% of the top 75 tv series (organized by ratings) last year, Netflix had 20% while Amazon had 9%. Comparing movies:
    "Netflix provides more recent titles — with 10 of the 50 box-office leaders from 2013, versus three for Amazon — while Amazon’s library includes more top movies that are two years old, according to the report. Of the top 50 movies for each of the last three years, Netflix has 12%, Redbox Instant by Verizon has 7%, Amazon Prime has 6% and Hulu Plus has 1%"

    While you may think Netflix or Amazon have better content, they have the most popular content (when it comes to tv).
    Nov 22, 2014. 06:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon reportedly working on ad-supported streaming service [View news story]
    no Hulu hasn't it, Netflix does 20x more traffic than Hulu, iTunes is paid another service that does traffic than Hulu, even Amazon's service currently does more traffic than Hulu. Not to mention NFLX earns more revenue than Hulu, Hulu says they earned 1 Billion in revenue last year, Netflix did 1.18 Billion in the 4th Q of 2013.
    Nov 21, 2014. 10:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nielsen's Decision To Measure Ratings Could Impact Netflix, Amazon Stock [View article]
    It's worth noting that these ratings won't count mobile viewing at first.
    Nov 21, 2014. 12:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix a big part of a new Verizon promotion in NYC [View news story]
    And they are offering the $150 gift card to see how money works? I don't see your logic, wouldn't it make more sense for them to create a service and offer that for free? And VZ was just in a venture with Redbox for an online service so it's not a foreign thing for them.

    Also it seems like you can still order Directv through Verizon
    Oct 27, 2014. 01:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amazon launches $39 Fire TV Stick [View news story]
    They should stop with these devices
    Oct 27, 2014. 12:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bad News Continues To Pile Up At Amazon [View article]
    I don't see how AMZN's long term plan can hold up, they are trying to undercut the competition and build good-will through things like Prime. But that good-will isn't buying them anything, as of now people are not buying Fire Phones or Fire TVs because Amazon gave them a nice discount on a laptop and included free 2 day shipping. And if they raise prices competition is a click away, it's hard to create this monopoly they ultimately need to be successful on the Internet.
    Oct 24, 2014. 02:22 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Netflix's Downplaying Of HBO Competition Real Or From Fear? [View article]
    HBO doesn't directly compete with NFLX, HBO doesn't rerun other shows from other networks. So you won't be able to access the Walking Dead, Family Guy, or [Generic NBC Family Comedy X] from HBO. So imagine that there currently is, and will continue to be a noticeable overlap between the two companies, they shouldn't be hurt by this. But one thing that can hurt them is if other channels do this, and how they do it. Right now the two networks that are entering this space are CBS and HBO, CBS is a network you can already get without a cable provider if you have an antenna, and HBO is a network have to pay a premium for, none of these are basic channels. I feel that this distinction should be made because none of the corporate siblings of Time Warner or CBS corp. have announced any plans to do this with any other their basic cable channels. But CBS has said they will do eventually untie Showtime from cable, another non-basic channel.

    Add this to the fact that we know nothing about how HBO GO, how much will it cost or what, if any, limitations will there be to the service.
    Oct 19, 2014. 01:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Netflix's Downplaying Of HBO Competition Real Or From Fear? [View article]
    I mean I guess, but like the author pointed the existing content companies own Hulu and they have still sold stuff to NFLX. Sometimes exclusively.
    Oct 19, 2014. 01:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Hulu to consider cutting ad count [View news story]
    Remember you can skip a lot of the ads on Youtube
    Oct 8, 2014. 04:18 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix: I Cancelled My Subscription, Then I Shorted The Stock [View article]
    A show has to be off the air for at least 3 years before they add it to Amazon Prime. And GoT will never be able to go on Amazon Prime under this current deal
    Oct 7, 2014. 01:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Redbox Instant by Verizon bites the dust [View news story]
    Legally they couldn't make digital rentals $1. With the DVD rentals they could just go buy DVDs at retail and rent them out at whatever price they want, for digital rentals they need to get the studios permission, and the studios want a cut of the rental $.
    Oct 5, 2014. 01:01 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix signs exclusive movie deal with Adam Sandler [View news story]
    Adam Sander "bombs" are stll sucessful movies, here are his last 5 films
    Just Go With it: Budget $80M Box Office: $103M ($215M Worldwide)
    Jack and Jill: Budget: $79M Box Office: $74M ($150 W.W.)
    That's My Boy (a real bomb): Budget: $70M Box Office: $37M ($58M W.W.)
    Grown Ups 2: Budget: $80 Box Office: $134M ($247M W.W.)
    Blended: Budget: $40M Box Office: $46M ($127M W.W.)
    Oct 2, 2014. 01:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Samsung: Tizen Phones Are Coming Soon [View article]
    I don't see Tizen selling all that well because Samsung's Android phones are selling, not their other phones. And they are going to have trouble getting developers on board
    Oct 1, 2014. 01:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Australians jumping the gun for Netflix [View news story]
    Netflix is doing anything, the customers are spoofing their internet so it looks like they life in the U.S.
    Sep 16, 2014. 06:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment