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Netflix working with cable companies as on-demand alternative?

By Rick
Mar 7, 2012
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  1. According to multiple sources at Reuters, Netflix may be considering a deal with cable network companies. Few details are known about the proposal, but one source claims the plan may…

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  2. But instead of 8 bucks a month it will be $40
     
  3. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,527   +596

    Wouldn't be surprised.

    As a Netflix customer, I'm a bit skeptical of how effective this idea may be. Frankly, Netflix does not have the library to make customers reconsider ditching their cable companies. It might stall the exodus, but these guys are doomed if they keep trying to adhere to the current model. That said, Vudu would be more promising, as their service, while more expensive, is infinitely better than Netflix. But if the cable companies really want to retain some viewers... How about showing something worthy of waiting through 20+ minutes of commercials for? That would go a long way to solving the problem.
     
  4. Renrew

    Renrew TS Enthusiast Posts: 244   +18

    60% increase, $40.00 perhaps, for cable streaming, censored content on R rated movies. Partnering with cable companies-- my my they sure know how to go the way of the DoDo bird and tee off their customers.

    They're paying Hastings for these blunders?
     
  5. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Maniac Posts: 907   +54

    Not sure about the US but in Canada Rogers already offers an on demand service for their cable subscribers.

    I would be willing to pay Netflix $30 a month if they could provide the current content I want. Heck I would gladly pay a Rogers or Bell $30 a month for me to be able to watch the current content I really want to watch (its not as if I want 100+ channels, I just want 10).
     
  6. 3DCGMODELER

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    If they add commercials i will drop them like a rock in the lake.... Spalsh...

    :)
     
  7. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 983   +89

    I already cut the cord.

    I watch Netflix for $8 a month with a $25 per month internet subscription. This $33 / Month gets me all the TV that I want, and doesn't cost the $60 / month for the "Starter" package with my cable provider which only offers live TV (can't start shows when I want since it doesn't include a DVR) and only offers 70 channels. And I know that 20 of those channels are worthless to me since their either foreign language, shopping, or public access.
     


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