Interesting thought, but the content providers do realize two things: 1. They don't have the capability to replicate Netflix and 2. Ultimately, if they don't correct their own courses, they will be the ones going under.
Content is not a great or even good business to be in, and everyone knows that. Disney recently announced that they are moving away from content creation to focus on theme parks. Distributing content, though, is where money is going to be made. And in my opinion distributing through the internet onto mobile devices is an industry with still huge growth prospects.
I take comfort in the fact that 80+ million people paid a much higher price for HBO and HBO doesn't have nearly as much content as even streaming netflix has. If NFLX can improve the quality of the content to something closer to HBO's original series, I don't see why they won't overtake HBO.
Originally Posted by Slopho
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