It does seem a catch 22 situation for them for their subscription service – can’t get more content until they have the customers to pay for it. Can’t get the customers because the content isn’t great. What they need is some rich guy (Kim dotcom?? hahah) to come in and give them a load of money so they can buy the TV shows etc that I like to watch on Netflix at the moment.
It is a very good point. What they need is investors who are willing to put some money behind the project and take a risk. Considering the direction the rest of the world is moving in it isn't even really that big a risk.
Gee, if only there was a big industry with a lot of money which is struggling to develop a distribution channel which will allow them to generate an income stream from the content they produce because technological advances are making their old distribution channels obsolete.
Oh... yeah... well...