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Old September 2 2011, 09:11 PM   #189
Temis the Vorta
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Re: Netflix shoots itself in the foot... aka no more free streaming

But there is an argument to make that Netflix helps cable by giving viewers a way to catch up with serialized shows and then make the jump to live viewing. That's probably a stronger argument for basic cable networks, which are less likely to get cancelled in favor of Netflix since you'd have to cancel dozens of channels at once, including sports and news that are Netflix-proof. As long as CNN and ESPN are in the same tier, AMC/TNT/FX etc are probably safe, so Netflix does them a service of sometimes helping them get more eyeballs for ads.
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