Netflix in talks with cable providers for possible Stream Team

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Netflix in talks with cable providers for possible Stream Team.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2012/03/QQfR4a.jpg[/newsimage]With the declining popularity of cable TV’s pay on demand services, the gargantuan corporate cable companies have gone from laughing at the possibility of Netflix cutting into their $100 billion-a-year business to talking with the video streaming company about possibly offering its service on cable in the near future.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/netflix-in-talks-with-cable-providers-for-possible-stream-team-59927/](http://www.myce.com/news/netflix-in-talks-with-cable-providers-for-possible-stream-team-59927/)


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So you get a Netflix app in your cable box and access to the huge but boring Netflix streaming catalog. For a fee. This gets a yawn. How is this any different from subscribing to Netflix online? Hard to imagine any stretch of the definition of “premium” that will apply here. It’s just another way to access the low quality streams you already have access to online. Another yawn.


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GUY’S
Why not BLOCKBUSTER is doing that with
DISHNETWORK all ready. I do agree about NETFLIX
offering better or newer movies and shows.
ZAP:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:


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[QUOTE=zap em;2625726]GUY’S
Why not BLOCKBUSTER is doing that with
DISHNETWORK all ready. I do agree about NETFLIX
offering better or newer movies and shows.
ZAP:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:[/QUOTE]Couldn’t agree more. By the way, my son mentioned about a week ago that he read somewhere that Netflix was going to stop streaming movies, stream TV shows only, and actually become a cable provider. Maybe this is a first step in that direction, possibly leading to buying out a cable company? But I haven’t seen it anywhere, has anyone else?


#5

Sorry, this was supposed to be a reply to CDan.


#6

Well if Cable-TV is going to survive they have to provide the option to stream everything. As I think most people will be happy with some form of basic TV-channels, and then get the rest, like HBO shows, movies and so on buy just watching it on demand when they feel like it.

This is way cheaper than paying for lots of premium channels where most of the stuff you don’t have time to watch and when you do, you get commercials and all that crap. I would rather pay to watch for ex. HBOs deadwood, streamed when I feel like it and so on.

IPTV have been catching on and lots of people do enjoy renting movies and all of that with a digital box, instead of renting it from a store, even though that part will still be around I guess.