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Old 30-06-2019, 10:20   #5521
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You're criticising the article for making points that it does not make. It does not claim that Netflix had all the content. The article says the "whole point of Netflix was that it was a relatively affordable bucket that contained an awful lot of television".
Very good point Andrew , many choose Netflix currently for its low entry cost and content from many broadcasters they may not have it all but they a good selection.
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Old 30-06-2019, 11:19   #5522
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Very good point Andrew , many choose Netflix currently for its low entry cost and content from many broadcasters they may not have it all but they a good selection.
That is the reason why Netflix has been investing so heavily in original content. I don't see Netflix audiences collapsing any time soon!

I agree that some people find Netflix useful for old TV series, and indeed, some of those do attract large numbers. However, as long as Netflix keep expanding their content until it reaches the desired numbers, I believe that the number of subscribers will continue to increase for the foreseeable future.

We did not see a reduction in audience when their biggest competitor, Amazon, came on the scene, and the new streamers that will come in over the next few years I believe will be the second or third choice for most.

Rumours of the impending demise of Netflix are a little premature, if you ask me!
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Old 30-06-2019, 12:38   #5523
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That is the reason why Netflix has been investing so heavily in original content. I don't see Netflix audiences collapsing any time soon!

I agree that some people find Netflix useful for old TV series, and indeed, some of those do attract large numbers. However, as long as Netflix keep expanding their content until it reaches the desired numbers, I believe that the number of subscribers will continue to increase for the foreseeable future.

We did not see a reduction in audience when their biggest competitor, Amazon, came on the scene, and the new streamers that will come in over the next few years I believe will be the second or third choice for most.

Rumours of the impending demise of Netflix are a little premature, if you ask me!
Netflix isn't going anywhere anytime soon, they must however be careful with their price rises as people will eventually say "enough is enough."
I see one or two on here forecasting streaming will struggle, it won't struggle but companies need to think about their actions of launching seperate services and instead look at working with the likes of Netflix and Amazon to get their content on their platform.
If companies continue to launch their own streaming services the end game could be streaming would become more expensive than say a subscription from SKY/VM etc and this in turn could push people back to these subscription tv services.
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Old 30-06-2019, 14:36   #5524
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That is the reason why Netflix has been investing so heavily in original content. I don't see Netflix audiences collapsing any time soon!

I agree that some people find Netflix useful for old TV series, and indeed, some of those do attract large numbers. However, as long as Netflix keep expanding their content until it reaches the desired numbers, I believe that the number of subscribers will continue to increase for the foreseeable future.

We did not see a reduction in audience when their biggest competitor, Amazon, came on the scene, and the new streamers that will come in over the next few years I believe will be the second or third choice for most.

Rumours of the impending demise of Netflix are a little premature, if you ask me!
Nobody is predicting the demise of Netflix more the numbers signing up could slow.

With lots of third party content gone Netflix will be forced to increase its Original spend even further and it will be the subscriber who foots that increase so expect further increases in monthly subscriptions.

Comcast (NBCUniversal) , Disney and Warner will soon enter the market all of which have huge content libraries of both TV Shows and movies this will also add pressures to the Netflix numbers.

Netflix isn't going anywhere but it's certainly won't find it as easy going forward attracting the vast numbers of new subscribers it currently does.
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Old 30-06-2019, 15:58   #5525
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Do we have any idea if Amazon will launch on the tivos in July or August? Usually then they say "summer" virgin media mean late september....
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Old 30-06-2019, 21:05   #5526
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I'm hoping Amazon can show sport at a smooth frame rate. I think a lot of people will not be impressed with the Premier League on Amazon/Virgin at xmas otherwise @ Amazons current sports frame rate.

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That's the biggie for me too - the very latest live sport on Amazon Prime was still at 25Hz and with sport that is very noticeable.

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That's the biggie for me too - the very latest live sport on Amazon Prime was still at 25Hz and with sport that is very noticeable.
Let's hope Amazon pull all the stops out for the footie. If they do it well, it should start to make people more comfortable about streaming.

It's good that there will be no extra charge to view it.
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That's the biggie for me too - the very latest live sport on Amazon Prime was still at 25Hz and with sport that is very noticeable.
I have seen premier football on a large screen tv with the feed from a laptop - I won't say watched as the picture doesn't flow properly so I don't watch it.

Presumably this is what you are talking about or very similar?
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You get a fast stuttering effect on the picture.
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Well the BBC can do it, if only recently switching to 50fps for live sports events.
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Netflix have no plans to run ads https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/no-n...ng-to-run-ads/ they do however have product placement in their shows.
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Netflix have no plans to run ads https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/no-n...ng-to-run-ads/ they do however have product placement in their shows.
Despite Netflix continuing to deny that they will run ads, people keep suggesting the opposite. I guess those people think they know best whereas they are clearly deluded!

I think it is possible (wouldn't put it stronger than that) Netflix might allow an advertising option at a cheaper price or maybe without a subscription altogether, but that is many years off, if it happens at all.
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Despite Netflix continuing to deny that they will run ads, people keep suggesting the opposite. I guess those people think they know best whereas they are clearly deluded!
It is obviously spreading then...

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I think it is possible (wouldn't put it stronger than that) Netflix might allow an advertising option at a cheaper price or maybe without a subscription altogether, but that is many years off, if it happens at all.
It will happen despite your kicking and screaming reticence towards it.
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