Netflix getting first-run movies sooner, same time as pay TV

By Emil · 12 replies
Dec 1, 2010
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  1. Netflix has struck a multi-year agreement with FilmDistrict, a production, distribution, and financing company, to stream first-run movies as soon as pay TV gets them. Under the deal, movies that would have been licensed to pay cable channels will now go to Netflix for streaming as well, beginning in 2011.

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  2. Zilliak

    Zilliak TS Booster Posts: 164

    FINALLY the day of retribution is at hand.
  3. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,352   +293

    Man, I love this, but Comcast is gonna haaaaaaate it!
  4. taea00

    taea00 TS Enthusiast Posts: 102

    One word "WOOHOO!"
  5. TeamworkGuy2

    TeamworkGuy2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 191

    Nice step from Netflix to give its customers access to movies sooner. Keep customers happy and probably help boost new subscription.
  6. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    Especially since they just upped the price for the DVD + streaming services.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,256   +454

    Nice.... This is bringing me real close to paying for a netflix account. I hope this brings us some good variety as well. Although I will say, they better have full HD content or i'm not interested.
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    I cut out all my comcast movie channels a while ago. Comcast was getting too outrageous in their pricing. I have 3 hi-def TVs in the house and my bill was over $180 a month. I have no alternatives as I live in a rental townhouse apartment and FIOS is not in my area.
  9. delongacre

    delongacre TS Rookie

    Why does nobody talk about the downgrade in audio and video quality from streaming compared to a DVD? I too love the convenience, but wish for DVD quality.
  10. otester

    otester TS Rookie Posts: 43

    Why bother when you can just download for free...
  11. miska_man

    miska_man TS Member Posts: 49

    Hmmmm, Netflix looks better all the time...Too bad I still don't have a fast enough internet connection (768k) to actually watch a movie though.
  12. They will hate, and they will retalliate by dropping monthly downloading limits. I am waiting to see if the govenrment gets involved at somepoint. There a got to be a conflict of interest with cable TV providers also becoming THE broadband carriers of the country.
  13. i tried it....right now...the movies are terrible to horrible. i looked for iron man 2....they didn't even have iron man 1!!!

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