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dlr5288
dlr5288
10/31/2016 9:22:19 PM
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Re: a la carte, please
I agree! I wish there was a package that included everything, but I know that's a crazy thing to ask for..

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elizabethv
elizabethv
10/14/2016 8:23:39 AM
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Re: Viacom
@dcawrey - you make a great point. The skinny bundles are likely where the market is headed and where success will be made. There is also a real ability for companies to get competitive where this is concerned, in a mix between pricing and channels available in various packages. It will probably be great for the consumer too. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
10/14/2016 8:21:41 AM
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Re: a la carte, and the death of channels
@Ariella - I have to wonder if there's a market the big theaters just don't belive exist. In reality, just about any person with access to a computer can watch any movie that has been released to the theaters at home. Most people know the good streaming sites and are willing to do so. But if you want to see a movie in a theater, that option isn't going to deter you. There is an experience you get from seeing something in a theater you don't get from seeing it at home. That's why people go and see movies they've seen countless times, potentially even own at home, at the theater when they are re-released. There is magic in the theater. 

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dcawrey
dcawrey
10/10/2016 3:35:40 PM
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Re: Viacom
I expect there to be massive competition for customers in the skinny bundle segment. The cost savings and less hassle of these packages makes a lot of sense. What we're going to see is a number of deals put out there to attract subscribers. 

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Ariella
Ariella
10/7/2016 2:14:27 PM
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Re: a la carte, and the death of channels
@vnewman yes, it will be interesting to watch, especially in light of the other streaming services that are offering their own original content.  Amazon also offers its original lines: https://studios.amazon.com/amazon-originals/series

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vnewman
vnewman
10/7/2016 1:10:34 PM
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Re: a la carte, and the death of channels
@Ariella - It's strange in that the motivation doesn't appear to be the obvious as it is to be considered a legitimate "movie" company. According to Wired magazine it is to attract desirable and marketable talent and possibly become eligible to be included in the award circles.  It's surely an interesting strategy and I'll be curious to see how it plays out in the end.

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Ariella
Ariella
10/6/2016 5:47:09 PM
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Re: a la carte, and the death of channels
@vnewman yes, it was mentioned in the article. It says:

The major chains boycotted showing Netflix's Beasts of No Nation last year because there was no delay between the film's cinema and home release - often considered to poison for a theater's business because a customer could just choose to just stay inside and stream it instead of paying for a ticket.

In the end, Beasts of No Nation was able to get some theater time, albeit in a select number of smaller venues. Netflix's deal with iPic, however, marks the first long-term contract allowing the streaming service to show its films at a nationwide movie theater franchise.

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vnewman
vnewman
10/6/2016 5:42:12 PM
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Re: a la carte, and the death of channels
Didn't they try this with Beasts of No Nation back in 2015?

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Ariella
Ariella
10/6/2016 5:10:05 PM
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Re: a la carte, and the death of channels
In an interesting twist of streaming and viewing, Netflix is now going to release its movies to be shown in theaters.  See http://www.techradar.com/news/home-cinema/now-playing-netflix-movies-are-heading-to-theaters-1329999?utm_content=buffer805c0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer_trtw

Netflix has just signed a deal with iPic Entertainment, allowing Netflix to play original movies in iPic's chain of luxury theaters the same day they go online, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

The deal covers 10 films starting October 7 with the true-story drama The Siege of Jadotville, followed by the Christopher Guest comedy Mascots next week.

Both films, as well as Netflix's future motion picture projects, are planned to release on the streaming service the same day as their iPic debut.

Netflix attempted to have its own films out in theaters before, but was met with opposition from larger theaters like AMC, Regal, Cinemark and Carmike Cinemas.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
10/6/2016 1:04:43 PM
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Re: a la carte, and the death of channels
I don't think a la carte is the utopia people think it is. It nearly exists with downloadable content from iTunes/Google Play/Amazon -- but it's not exactly "cheap".. and it's far less convenient than the streaming options (on purpose).

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