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Netflix in talks for original content to rival cable networks

By Jos
Mar 16, 2011
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  1. Video streaming giant Netflix is reportedly looking to rival traditional cable networks as it negotiates to acquire an original television series directed by "The Social Network" 's David Fincher and starring actor Kevin Spacey. According to Deadline Hollywood, the company just outbid both HBO and AMC for Media Rights Capital's (MRC) drama television series House of Cards, in the first step of a wider effort to entice new subscribers to its streaming service.

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  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    The Internet: TV 2.0
     
  3. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 930

    I hope they can pull it off, the majority of content from my cable provider is info-mercials.
     
  4. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,675   +59

    Mizz that would not surprise me if its true. It still pisses me off that we pay for cable and

    1. Have commercials

    2. Have paid programs

    3. Have advertisements inside tv shows while I am watching them!!!

    The cable companies have gotten greedy and fat. They will go the way of hollywood video and soon to be blockbuster.
     
  5. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Maniac Posts: 885   +22

    I think its really the end for netflix. If you didn't know, ATT just imposed a 150G cap on dsl per month. Comcast has a 250G cap. If a 2 hour hi def movie is 25G, then you can only watch 12 hours of tv per month without being charged extra. Then consider the price. A blu-ray dvd is $1.50 at redbox. WIthout overages, I know someone who pays $70 a month for Comcast without counting overages. That's like 50 hi def movies if that's all you did. Don't get me started on Google tv either. ATT is sending their Uverse tv over the same pipe, even tho they claim too much traffic.
     
  6. You are not accurate with your statement. I have comcast and no download or upload limit. Also, not sure what's up with AT&T, but at least here...comcast purchased them out 10 years ago.
     
  7. My wife works for major tel-co in Canada,caps are coming for all carriers and they are even contemplating a 24 hr cap, to stop over use of streaming.
    Gladly pay a monthly fee for Netflix, if they arrange to pay for my bandwidth

    Micheal
     
  8. A 2hr hi def movie us around 4GB. And comcast has no limit where I al either.
     


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