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Old 14-09-2019, 17:27   #6346
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Its alright its affordable according to some.
It's cheaper according to one.

Also worth bearing in mind if you have TV from 1 source it goes up £3 to 5 - if you have from 10 sources they are all likely to go up £1 or 2, thus costing you a lot more every year!
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Old 14-09-2019, 17:53   #6347
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A interesting story about Netflix and Blockbuster.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/20...er-blockbuster
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Old 16-09-2019, 12:43   #6348
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https://www.theguardian.com/media/20...aims-bbc-chief

The all knowing BBC, who can see the future after all, describing the ongoing challenges for established streamers to deliver value.

I quite like this quote about the forthcoming Utopia:

"This is, of course, great for audiences. Possibly.”
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Old 16-09-2019, 12:46   #6349
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I really enjoy netflix services.I watch movie on netflix. Here is unlimited collection of Movies.I watch One or Two movie everyday.
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Old 16-09-2019, 12:55   #6350
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I really enjoy netflix services.I watch movie on netflix. Here is unlimited collection of Movies.I watch One or Two movie everyday.
That's not to mention all the original series that are on there. And with two or three new programmes of worth coming out every week, this service really is second to none, and head and shoulders above Prime.

If the BBC really think they will overtake Netflix in this game, they are deluded, much as I think they will have a decent offering on iPlayer and Britbox.
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Old 16-09-2019, 13:05   #6351
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That's not to mention all the original series that are on there. And with two or three new programmes of worth coming out every week, this service really is second to none, and head and shoulders above Prime.

If the BBC really think they will overtake Netflix in this game, they are deluded, much as I think they will have a decent offering on iPlayer and Britbox.
Only for now. It will eventually go the way of Blockbuster.
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Old 16-09-2019, 22:25   #6352
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Going forward with what OB said yes its down to personal taste but i have to agree with the view netflix is better. Straight away the ability to see everything you are subscribed to is far superior and with the various sections for different type of shows. Prime is a mess. I get told by people "have you watched that show yet..." hadn't even seen it as an option after weeks of scrolling through stuff. Every other row wanting me to buy things! I see something and go "ooh i like that" and guess what? Its not on prime its available to buy.

I get amazons approach but i'd rather just see things i've subscribed to and if i really want to watch something else...i'll find a way to buy it
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Old 16-09-2019, 22:49   #6353
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Prime is hopelessly compromised by its need to provide rentals and free/inclusive material in the same place. Possibly you lot don’t notice this on your fast fibre internets but Netflix also beats Prime hands down when it comes to managing low or variable bandwidth. Netflix is highly responsive and almost bomb proof at times when Prime will just stop working altogether for five minutes (in our house anyway, where I can stream at 4Mb only when I’m home alone).

On the plus side, Prime doesn’t charge extra for UHD.
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Old 17-09-2019, 10:35   #6354
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I'm sure someone on here said third party content isn't important to Netflix , yet here they are paying huge amounts for Seinfeld.

https://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2019/09/ne...iller-feature/
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Old 17-09-2019, 10:53   #6355
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I'm sure someone on here said third party content isn't important to Netflix , yet here they are paying huge amounts for Seinfeld.

https://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2019/09/ne...iller-feature/
Crikey purchase 10 more series like that with that kind of money and there would be more spent on that then the Premier League TV rights and a much better return and footprint into the bargain as well.
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Crikey purchase 10 more series like that with that kind of money and there would be more spent on that then the Premier League TV rights and a much better return and footprint into the bargain as well.
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Old 17-09-2019, 16:57   #6357
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I'm sure someone on here said third party content isn't important to Netflix , yet here they are paying huge amounts for Seinfeld.

https://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2019/09/ne...iller-feature/
Not a surprise, but wow, a lot of money.

Clearly as Netflix itself has said, Friends and The Office were very popular shows on the streamer, so why don't they try and replicate this with their own comedies? They have some, but not many. I don't understand why Netflix forks out billions to make its own dramas whereas comedies filmed mainly in tv studios could be made cheaply and by the dozen.

Does this mean that Sony's crackle is being wound down, otherwise why sell the show to a competitor platform?
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Shocking name but at least it will be included as part of my subscription.
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Not a surprise, but wow, a lot of money.

Clearly as Netflix itself has said, Friends and The Office were very popular shows on the streamer, so why don't they try and replicate this with their own comedies? They have some, but not many. I don't understand why Netflix forks out billions to make its own dramas whereas comedies filmed mainly in tv studios could be made cheaply and by the dozen.

Does this mean that Sony's crackle is being wound down, otherwise why sell the show to a competitor platform?
Established series have brand awareness that's not possible developing their own originals. Even "hits" like House of Cards nobody is going to go back and watch again.

Ironically, brand awareness is found on large mainstream platforms, not niche platforms with a few hundred thousand homes. Which means the soon to be fragmented world of streaming will struggle to achieve it.
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