Starz Ditches Netflix And Everybody Loses -- Especially Consumers
Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:06 AM
the more rational part of me says that starz are obviously greedy [censored]'s who simply pushed to far and got told to take their ball and go home.
In the end, though, I know of far too many people who will either ignore starz content and continue to cut the cord; or more probably, will be driven back into the waiting arms of quasi-legal and illegal torrents and streaming.
In the end, everyone loses on this one.
Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:21 AM
Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:36 AM
"Now, the Starz-Belly Sneetches / Had bellies with Starz. / The Netflix-Belly Sneetches / Had none upon tharz." #netflix #KillYourCable
Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:37 AM
Posted 02 September 2011 - 11:11 AM
This just makes me want to keep the cord cut even more. There are only a few things that will make me go back to cable/satellite. The NFL cuts the games from network TV, cable prices are cut in half, or I get a $10,000/year raise.
Eventually the television/movie studios and cable/satellite conglomerates will lose their war just like the music industry did.
Posted 02 September 2011 - 11:31 AM
Posted 02 September 2011 - 12:39 PM
Posted 02 September 2011 - 01:02 PM
If ya don't like Netflix because of all the BS the content provders are pulling then this might be an alternative....
It's called uTorrent and it comes with every content providers full stable of programing at no additional charge. Best of all you won't have to wait 30 days after the dvd is released to access new material. In-fact in many cases you get the content before it's even released in the movie theaters. Also, just in case I failed to mention it before it's free free free.
[Sarcasm mode off]
Ya, but seriously. If the Studio's think they are protecting their revenue streams with these underhanded, customer unfriendly business tactics, well then they get what they deserve.
Posted 02 September 2011 - 01:47 PM
Posted 02 September 2011 - 02:14 PM
I'll keep getting my DVDs in the mail until Netflix quits doing it, then there is a vending machine at Walmart that charges something like $1 a night.
Blockbuster was such a joke in our town. I think they lasted about 6 months. All I saw was bubble gum chewing teenies behind the counter that couldn't spell service.
Posted 02 September 2011 - 05:46 PM
The less of these services the better. I've had a good experience with Netflix, so far. But our Internet's pretty fast.
We cut the cable and went all Internet about a year ago. Signed up for Netflix and Hulu too!
It's added so much time to our lives its incredible. We go for walks, talk, bike ride, kayak (weekends) and do small projects around the house.
Cut the cable. If you feel like you have to watch something sometimes, sign up for Netflix, Hulu, PlayOn or any of the offerings out there.
Or buy an antenna.
There's more to life than cable tv.
Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:29 PM