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  # 2163210 18-Jan-2019 14:08
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tdgeek:

 

Netflix doesn't have any production costs

 

At the cheap as chips price its always been, they still lost money. I think now its possibly just in the black in last year or so? Up the price $5 or $10 per month and the business is sorted for the future. Same would apply to the other competitors I would imagine. As @networkn stated earlier a 30 dollar price seems possible, and I see that as fair. USD or NZD, around there anyway. $30 to watch unlimited movies and TV, with some brand new hot exclusives? Sounds a cracker deal to me 

 

 

Its in the black only by way of how it accounts for and amortises content costs.  The Net Profit is not the one to watch - watch the cashflow cos content costs upfront and you hope it pays for itself over its lifetime.....


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  # 2163211 18-Jan-2019 14:11
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  # 2163218 18-Jan-2019 14:29
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Netflix will start slow - probably just promo's on a pre/post roll basis. 

 

 

Unlikely https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/netflix-advertising-live-broadcasting-mobile-streaming-30-second-trailers-reed-hastings-a8245701.html 

 

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/22/how-to-opt-out-of-new-ad-tests-on-netflix.html

 

You will note that the testing of advertising by Netflix occurred after that independent article - so its happy to do pre-rolls but not chop up programmes?  

 

And NatGeo inserting self promos in its content = not advertising?  ESPN must have the lowest level of not advertising amongst all of its broadcast peers.  Advertising is advertising.  Advertising one self is still advertising.  


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  # 2163462 18-Jan-2019 22:30
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I’ve opted out of their testing.

The only ones in their testing program will be those that don’t mind forced viewing, or people that don’t know how to opt out, so their tests will give them false results in future.

In same article there is a link to back lash against previews being shown between programs.

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  # 2163742 19-Jan-2019 15:32
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Netflix made some big plays last year for talent(ie Ryan Murphy and Shonda Rhimes) which have huge potential..


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  # 2173840 6-Feb-2019 10:50
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ajw:

 

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ajw:

 

I share my netflix 4K subscription with three other people to keep the cost down.

 

 

Netflix are cracking down on this, you may end up with your account suspended or banned. I am unsure when they started implementing it, but they hired a company to develop detection of this recently. I would recommend you stop immediately.

 

 

I have already checked with netflix customer services perfectly OK to do this.

 

 

It's against their Terms of Service (you should have a read). Regardless of what Customer Service says. It won't just stop working, your account could be suspended and you won't be able to use NF any more in the worst case.

 

 

 

 

https://techcrunch.com/2016/01/11/netflix-ceo-says-account-sharing-is-ok/


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  # 2173852 6-Feb-2019 11:25
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Makes a lot of sense.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2173855 6-Feb-2019 11:33
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ajw:

 

I share my netflix 4K subscription with three other people to keep the cost down.

 

 

At $18.50 for unlimited 4K viewing for an entire month, the cost is not high begin with.


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  # 2173857 6-Feb-2019 11:37
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ajw:

 

I share my netflix 4K subscription with three other people to keep the cost down.

 

 

At $18.50 for unlimited 4K viewing for an entire month, the cost is not high begin with.

 

 

And a bigger bargain when shared with other uses on the same account with the blessing of the CEO of Netflix Reed Hastings.


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  # 2173860 6-Feb-2019 11:52
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They are moving into markets of 130 million so I guess they can afford leachers


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  # 2173863 6-Feb-2019 11:55
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They are moving into markets of 130 million so I guess they can afford leachers

 

 

Highly likely this would be the majority of all customers.


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ajw:

 

tdgeek:

 

They are moving into markets of 130 million so I guess they can afford leachers

 

 

Highly likely this would be the majority of all customers.

 

 

Nope, not even close. $4 a week. I doubt many people would seek to drop that by $2-66 so they can afford it.


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  # 2173913 6-Feb-2019 12:59
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ajw: I have already checked with netflix customer services perfectly OK to do this. 

 

Not anymore it seems

 

https://www.valuewalk.com/2019/01/netflix-account-sharing-may-stop-with-this-new-app/  

 

I guess the big take out with this article is the strategic use of the words "could" and "may". It's more of a marketing piece for Synamedia* (not Synmedia as the reporter incorrectly writes three times - although to be fair she gets it right three times as well) who are making a pitch using one of the [currently] biggest names in the industry. The whole article is, in a nutshell: "{insert svod supplier name here} 'could' start using our software and 'may' start taking action against account sharing."

 

Personally, I'd base any notion of account sharing coming to an end on an official statement from Netflix.

 

* More information on the advertised software can be found under "Products\Video Security\VideoGuard Anti-Piracy Services" - so, it would seem if you share your account credentials, you're being pitched as a pirate. Arrr.

 

Disclaimer: I don't account share.


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  # 2173916 6-Feb-2019 13:05
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ajw:

 

dafman:

 

ajw: I share my netflix 4K subscription with three other people to keep the cost down. 

 

At $18.50 for unlimited 4K viewing for an entire month, the cost is not high begin with. 

 

And a bigger bargain when shared with other uses on the same account with the blessing of the CEO of Netflix Reed Hastings. 

 

All I would say to this is Mr Hastings made that comment three years ago. Personal views, much like societal norms, are not fixed in time. He's not only got a company to make profitable so it can continue investing billions in original content and stave off competition, but he also has a board of directors to keep happy. For now though, enjoy your cheaper than cheap subscription :-)


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Dratsab:

 

ajw:

 

dafman:

 

ajw: I share my netflix 4K subscription with three other people to keep the cost down. 

 

At $18.50 for unlimited 4K viewing for an entire month, the cost is not high begin with. 

 

And a bigger bargain when shared with other uses on the same account with the blessing of the CEO of Netflix Reed Hastings. 

 

All I would say to this is Mr Hastings made that comment three years ago. Personal views, much like societal norms, are not fixed in time. He's not only got a company to make profitable so it can continue investing billions in original content and stave off competition, but he also has a board of directors to keep happy. For now though, enjoy your cheaper than cheap subscription :-)

 

 

I will in addition to the many millions of netflix customers that account share throughout the world.


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