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Old September 2 2011, 10:22 PM   #194
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Re: Netflix shoots itself in the foot... aka no more free streaming

Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
Well this clarifies things.
Just as Netflix’s price increase takes effect, Dish Network is setting up a streaming movie service for Blockbuster, Bloomberg reports. The streaming service also is expected to include content from Starz, which ended talks with Netflix yesterday.

Could explain why the blockbuster stores recently lost their HBO focal wall.


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Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
That's true for HBO and Showtime as well. And you could throw all of cable in there - AMC, TNT, FX, etc - pretty soon you've eliminated everything on TV worth watching.
HBO, Showtime, and Starz are in a slightly different financial category from AMC, TNT, and FX. I don't think AMC, TNT, and FX are nearly as hurt by having some of their content on Netflix.
HBO, Showtime, and Starz! Are really getting into making, or co-making their own programing, while AMC, TNT, and FX are still mostly buying their shows from the studios. Also, Showtime is a part of the Epix group that just signed a deal with netflix for streaming.
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