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Netflix has 61% of digital movie units, Apple at 4%

By Emil
Mar 15, 2011
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  1. Digital video now makes up one quarter of all home video volume. Netflix's share of digital movie units, downloaded and streamed, reached 61 percent between January 2011 and February 2011. This was followed by Comcast in second place at 8 percent, and a three-way tie for third at 4 percent among DirecTV, Time Warner Cable, and Apple.

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  2. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 279

    How long, do we think, before movies that are released to dvd and blue ray are simultaneously made available for streaming? Anyone have an educated guess?
     
  3. Too bad we will be capped too hard soon...
     
  4. Zilpha

    Zilpha TS Enthusiast Posts: 319

    Not soon enough as far as I am concerned.

    I wouldn't mind seeing CDs, DVDs, and even the coveted BluRay go the way of the dodo entirely. Why have all this plastic media laying around when it can be streamed from a server and accessed nearly anywhere, anytime?

    Easier for travel and easier on the environment. We need to upgrade infrastructure to handle it, but it's about time that the US started to catch up to some of these other countries that supposedly have fewer resources (but still have higher average bandwidth into homes).
     
  5. 3DCGMODELER

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    money, greed, etc etc
     
  6. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 658   +174

    You will make a lot more money if you dont need to distrib stuff on CD/DVD/Blu ray and instead just sell the rights to view it online.

    On another note it would be nice if netflix Canada would get their act together and put movies like LOTR up that was realease NINE YEARS ago!!
     

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